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The 2012-13 Skip Barber Winter Series will get underway Nov. 8-10 at Road Atlanta. (Photo: Kelly Brouillet, Courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School)

2012-2013 Skip Barber Winter Race Series presented by Mazda

  • · Rounds 1 & 2, November 8-10: Road Atlanta, Ga.
  • · Rounds 3 & 4, December 6-8: Mazda Raceway
  • · Rounds 5 & 6, January 18-20: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Fla
  • · Rounds 7 & 8, February 12-17: Sebring International Raceway, Fla.
  • · Rounds 9 & 10, March 8-10: Mazda Raceway*
  • · Rounds 11 & 12, April 4-6: Sebring International Raceway, Fla.

Shootout and Scholarship
The top-five drivers in the championship points for the 2012-2013 Formula Skip Barber Winter Series will be invited to compete in the 3rd Annual Skip Barber Race Series Championship Shootout at the end of the year long with the 2013 Summer top five. The winner of that shootout will receive a scholarship to compete in a full season of the 2014 Cooper Tires presents the USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda.

  • The 2012 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout will take place at Virginia International Raceway on October 15-18, 2012. Deadline for applications is 9/1/2012.
  • · 2012 Skip Barber Championship Shootout – scheduled for December 14-16, 2012 at Road Atlanta.
  • · 2012 Skip Barber IndyCar Academy – scheduled at Sebring International Raceway for January 25-27. Deadline for applications and completion of a 3 Day Racing School is December 15, 2012.

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  1. Sylvain Cote on November 9, 2013 10:20 am

    Windsor’s race car driver Olivier Cote finished with a strong second podium position at the 2013 Skip Barber Shootout which was held from November 4th to 6th at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida.

    With a 3 points lead after the second day, the pressure was high in the last race Wednesday where 21 of the best young drivers from around world were competing at well over 100 mph in Formula Mazda cars to win precious scholarships and pursue their professional racing career.

    At only 20 years old, Olivier intends to use the second place scholarship of $15,000 along with sponsorship support to compete in Skip Barber’s “Mazda Road to Indy” winter series which starts November 14 in Atlanta with a goal to win the series and get a scholarship for USF2000.

    This year’s result add another chapter to his young but promising racing career.

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