In 1975, Skip Barber started the Skip Barber School of High-Performance Driving, later renamed the 'Skip Barber Racing School.'
In time, Barber created the Skip Barber Race Series.
The Skip Barber Race program offers three different series - Regional, Masters and National.
The Skip Barber National Championship, presented by RACER, is an entry-level professional series, awarding $100,000 to each year's champion. Bryan Herta, A.J. Allmendinger, Ryan Hunter-Reay and dozens of other racing stars, including 2004 champion Marco Andretti competed in the series.
The cars used in the series are identically prepared R/T 2000. The R/T 2000 is built around a steel space frame chassis equipped with a Ricardo five-speed sequential transmission. The car uses a composite body with dual-element rear and single-element front wings. The front suspension is a pushrod-activated coil-overs design with adjustable roll-bars. The rear utilizes uprights with lower A-arms and twin trailing arms with coil-overs. The rear also has an adjustable roll-bar. Penske shock absorbers are used on all four corners.
Stopping the R/T 2000 are Dodge Neon R/T ventilated brake rotors with two-piston calipers. Drivers compete on BFGoodrich g-Force racing tires.
The R/T 2000 is powered by Dodge's 2.0-liter SOHC four-cylinder. The engine has a dry sump, electronic control unit and headers. This combination can achieve a top speed of 135-mph.
The 2006 National championship consists of seven doubleheader race weekends.
Round nine and ten of the 2006 Skip Barber National Championship series was held at Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Drivers would compete on the eleven-turn 1.53-mile temporary street circuit.
|Rounds nine and ten of the Skip Barber National Championship belonged to Jonathan Goring. The qualifying session for Saturday’s race at Trois-Rivieres was held on a damp track. Goring could not match the speed of the other competitors and would start eleventh. The first weekend’s first contest was full of incidents and he charged to the front for the victory. On Sunday, Goring qualified on the pole and grabbed the win.|
|Richard Heistand also had a poor qualifying effort for Saturday’s race and was gridded in the twelfth position. Like Jonathan Goring, he was able to avoid the drama and finish in the runner-up spot. Heistand, a winner in round seven at Road America, was gridded at the back of the field again for the finale. He quickly moved up the order again, but on lap-4, Heistand made contact with Yannick Hofman and retired.|
|Alex Rossi entered the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres weekend second in the standings with victories in round four at Virginia International Raceway and race six at Lime Rock Park. Rossi started round nine on the outside of the front row. However, his race ended in turn one on the opening lap when he was hit by Alex Doman. Sunday provided Rossi with an opportunity to redeem himself and he did with a runner-up result.|
|Alex Doman found the right combination in qualifying for race one at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres and was third fastest. At the start of the contest, he was very aggressive and ran into the back of the pole-sitter, Kyle Lawrence and then bounced into Alexander Rossi. Doman was able to continue and finished third to collect his first podium result. He ended the event starting in seventh and finishing sixth.|
|The No. 66 R/T 2000 was piloted by Kyle Lawrence. Lawrence finished second in round five at Lime Rock Park but wasn’t considered a series front-runner. So, it was a surprise when he dominated the first qualifying session and started on the pole. Contact with Alex Doman on the opening lap sent him down the order and Lawrence finished seventh. On Sunday, Lawrence had better luck after qualifying fifth; he finished third.|
|1||11||Jonathan Goring||R/T 2000||18||-|
|2||12||Richard Heistand||R/T 2000||18||-|
|3||3||Alex Doman||R/T 2000||18||-|
|4||4||Yannick Hofman||R/T 2000||18||-|
|5||5||Marco Di Leo||R/T 2000||18||-|
|6||7||Peter Husser||R/T 2000||18||-|
|7||1||Kyle Lawrence||R/T 2000||18||-|
|8||8||Jason Fennessey||R/T 2000||18||-|
|9||14||Rob Bunker||R/T 2000||18||-|
|10||DNQ||Peter Dannan||R/T 2000||18||-|
|11||DNQ||Richard Hertz||R/T 2000||18||-|
|12||9||Jonathan Gore||R/T 2000||6||Accident|
|13||13||Darius Trinka||R/T 2000||6||Accident|
|14||6||Mario Adrian Ochoa||R/T 2000||2||Accident|
|15||2||Alexander Rossi||R/T 2000||0||Accident|
|16||10||Philip Major||R/T 2000||0||Accident|
|1||1||Jonathan Goring||R/T 2000||22||-|
|2||2||Alexander Rossi||R/T 2000||22||-|
|3||5||Kyle Lawrence||R/T 2000||22||-|
|4||4||Peter Husser||R/T 2000||22||-|
|5||6||Jason Fennessey||R/T 2000||22||-|
|6||7||Alex Doman||R/T 2000||22||-|
|7||8||Marco Di Leo||R/T 2000||22||-|
|8||9||Darius Trinka||R/T 2000||22||-|
|9||12||Philip Major||R/T 2000||22||-|
|10||10||Mario Adrian Ochoa||R/T 2000||22||-|
|11||11||Jonathan Gore||R/T 2000||21||-|
|12||14||Peter Dannan||R/T 2000||21||-|
|13||15||Richard Hertz||R/T 2000||21||-|
|14||13||Richard Heistand||R/T 2000||3||Accident|
|15||3||Yannick Hofman||R/T 2000||3||Accident|
|16||DNQ||Rob Bunker||R/T 2000||-||Did Not Start|
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