Skip Barber Racing School to Award $11,000 to Top Performers of the IKF Skip Barber Challenge

Winners to compete in Karting Scholarship Shootout, Nov. 4-6, Sebring International Raceway

Skip Barber Racing School is proud to announce a partnership with the International Kart Federation Region 7 Championship Series and the creation of the 2013 IKF Skip Barber Challenge.

This special competition is open to IKF members ages 13-25 racing in the IKF Region 7 Championship Series in the Spec PRD Senior and Spec PRD Junior 2 classes. Candidates compete for Skip Barber prizes including a guaranteed entry into the 2013 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout. The shootout is at Sebring International Raceway, November 4-6, 2013.

The 2013 IKF Challenge will begin at the May 24-26 race at Grange Motor Circuit in Apple Valley, CA. Rules and eligibility information can be found at http://www.ikfkarting-r7.com

The prize packages for the competition are:
First Place Prize: one 3-Day Skip Barber Racing School ($4000), plus one guaranteed 2013 Karting Shootout Entry ($3000) – Total retail value $7000

Second Place Prize: one 3-Day Skip Barber Racing School ($4000), plus a preferred entry into the 2013 karting shootout – Total retail value $4000

Third Place Prize: preferred entry into the 2013 Karting Shootout

Because IKF is an outstanding karting proving ground, Skip Barber Racing School will guarantee the first place winner of the 2013 IKF Skip Barber Challenge a seat in the 18th annual Skip Barber Racing School Karting Scholarship Shootout. The winner of the Karting Scholarship Shootout is awarded a fully funded seat in the 2014 Skip Barber Regional Race Series, which represents the first step in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder program.

The Karting Scholarship Shootout is a program exclusively for karters who desire to transition into racing cars. It combines guidance and evaluation, both on and off the track, by a panel of motorsports experts into an intensive 3-day racing experience. Participants will also take part in seminars on a variety of pertinent topics including; media training, driver development and sponsorship.

Karting Scholarship Shootout participants compete for a total of $65,000 in scholarships toward the 2013-2014 Skip Barber Race Series.

To be eligible for the shootout, drivers must have karting experience and complete a Skip Barber 3 Day Racing School. Some additional advanced activities are allowed. Complete eligibility details are available on skipbarber.com

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