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Team USA Nominee: Ashley Freiberg

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted September 1, 2010 at 11:52 am Team USA Scholarship

Ashley Freiberg

2010 Team USA Scholarship Nominee

Ashley Freiberg, 18, – Homer Glen, Ill.

Current Season: Freiberg is currently enrolled in her second full-season of Skip Barber National racing.  Following post-race penalties at New Jersey Motorsports Park, she was announced the overall winner, and with that, the first female to win a SBN race.  Landing on the podium eight times, so far, she’s finished inside the top-five in 67% of her race starts.  In addition to her national endeavors, she also won the Skip Barber Southern Regional Series in 2010.

Previous Experience:

  • Karting
  • Skip Barber Regional
  • SCCA Formula Mazda
  • Formula Mazda Winter Series
  • Skip Barber National
  • Star Mazda Championship

Why She Would Be A Good Selection for the Team USA Scholarship: Freiberg is only the second female to be nominated for the prestigious Team USA Scholarship.  The first was Danica Patrick.  She considered jumping to Star Mazda full-time in 2010, but with limited funding decided to return for another year of SBN competition.  A wise move.  She’s gotten her name out there this season and still managed to sneak in a few Star Mazda events for experience.  She’s logged a ton of seat time and knows how the draft works.  If she’s a chosen recipient this year, the skills she’s developed will be of great help.  Additionally, her seat time in various Formula Mazda cars should help her tremendously at the Bondurant evaluation.

Related Reading: 2010 Team USA Scholarship Nominees

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  1. Ashley Freiberg on July 18, 2011 5:24 pm

    Hi Ashley!!!!! i was searching my name and found you. I am 9 years old and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. If you want to e mail me my e mail is ashleyfreiberg@aol.com. Funny that we share the same name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Have fun on the race track.
    Ashley Freiberg

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