Andersen Promotions companions with Skip Barber Racing College – EAST AUTO NEWS

Andersen Promotions companions with Skip Barber Racing College

Andersen Promotions has introduced a three-year partnership which is able to see the famend Skip Barber Racing College develop into the Official Racing College of USF Juniors Introduced by Cooper Tires, the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and the Indy Professional 2000 Championship Introduced by Cooper Tires subsequent yr.

The brand new partnership will prolong the present scholarship-funded ladder system to the NTT IndyCar Sequence and Indianapolis 500, anchored by the Street to Indy and USF Juniors. Starting in 2023, the champion of the Skip Barber Components Race Sequence might be supplied a scholarship valued at $100,000 to advance to both USF Juniors or USF2000 the next season.

Because the formation of the varsity by Skip Barber in 1975, over 400,000 college students have taken half of their courses. Skip Barber alumni embrace a who’s who of at this time’s high driving expertise, together with Conor Daly, Colton Herta, Josef Newgarden, Sergio Perez, and Alexander Rossi.

The varsity can also be a sequence accomplice of IMSA because the “Most popular Racing College” whose alumni listing embrace Austin Cindric, Trent Hindman, Andy Lally, Tristan Nunez, Bryan Sellers and brothers Ricky and, Jordan Taylor, amongst many others.

“I’m actually wanting ahead to working with the racing faculty that first bought me concerned in open-wheel street racing means again in 1991,” mentioned Dan Andersen, Proprietor, and CEO of Andersen Promotions. “The variety of drivers which have a connection to the Skip Barber Racing College is staggering. It’s a pleasure and honor to announce our partnership and provide their race sequence champion a scholarship to the pre-step or first step of the Street to Indy.

“I wish to thank Anthony , Dan and, Joe for working with us to place this program collectively. All of us at Andersen Promotions are excited to reconnect with Gerardo Bonilla , who served as a driver coach and steward for our sequence prior to now. We look ahead to a powerful future as our two groups start to develop this relationship.”

Skip Barber Racing has a presence at circuits on each the USF Juniors and, USF2000 schedules, together with Circuit of The Americas and VIRginia Worldwide Raceway, along with legendary circuits corresponding to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Street Atlanta, Sebring Worldwide Raceway and Lime Rock Park.

“The Skip Barber Racing College has a storied historical past of creating future INDYCAR stars. This partnership affords up-and-coming drivers a well-defined ladder coupled with an iconic title in motorsports to launch their pro-racing profession,” mentioned Joe Monitto of Skip Barber Racing College.

Indy Professional 2000 and USF2000 concluded their 2022 seasons this previous weekend, crowning champions Louis Foster of Unique Autosport and Michael d’Orlando (Skip Barber Alumni) of Cape Motorsports, respectively. USF Juniors will wrap up its competitors’s inaugural season on September 16-18 at Circuit of The Americas. All three sequence will return to motion on October 22/23 within the annual Street to Indy Fall Mix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway street course.

“I’m thrilled to see this new connection between the Street to Indy and the long-lasting model the Skip Barber Racing College,” mentioned Rob Howden, Sequence Growth Director, and Sequence Commentator. “Prior to now, their Skip Barber Nationwide Championship sequence featured epic battles between drivers who had been high kart racers making their bounce into automobiles, and so a lot of them graduated from the sequence to develop into the following technology of open-wheel stars. Because of this new partnership, I see the identical factor sooner or later. I can’t wait to intently comply with the motion of the Skip Barber Components Race Sequence subsequent season to determine all of the expertise destined to make its means into the Street to Indy.”

Andersen Promotions companions with Skip Barber Racing College – EAST AUTO NEWS


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