It’s never too early to prepare for the coming Summit Racing Equipment SCCA Road Racing or Time Trials National Tour seasons by discovering ways to improve your driving skills. And if you’re not a road racer, it’s never too soon to plan for new ways to have #funwithcars in the coming year. Thanks to Skip Barber Racing School, both pursuits can be achieved while supporting SCCA Foundation and the projects the not-for-profit organization champions.
Through a fundraising sweepstakes, SCCA Foundation is offering one lucky person the opportunity to attend a three-day Skip Barber Racing School – the legendary training program that has helped many of the world's top racers. This three-day school can lead to an SCCA Road Racing Novice Permit, be used to enhance core driving techniques before the upcoming season, or simply serve as a fantastic motorsport adventure.
To get this exciting “fun”-raiser off to a flying start, SCCA Foundation is offering a 25-percent bonus on tickets received for donations made online by Nov. 26, 2022. To take advantage of this offer, simply use promo code "LAUNCH25" when making a donation on the sweepstakes web page linked below.
The sweepstakes will run through 5 p.m. EST on Jan. 18, 2023.
Donations start at $25, which isn’t shabby for a prize valued at $9,545, which includes monies for travel expenses. The winning sweepstakes entry will be drawn and announced on Jan. 26, 2023, during the 2023 SCCA National Convention.
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The Total Package
What is the complete prize package? For starters, there’s the three-day GT School where drivers wheel a Mustang GT around one of many well-known circuits Skip Barber Racing School visits each year. That alone is valued at $6,395, and the location and date of the training will be determined between the prize winner and Skip Barber Racing School.
Added into this sweepstakes is a Gold Damage Liability Reduction insurance policy, valued at $1,650, which caps driver liability for damage to a vehicle during the school. Then there’s an additional $1,500 in cash to help with travel expenses.
The three-day Skip Barber Racing School curriculum combines classroom sessions with practical hands-on seat time to help students master the fundamentals of racing – and satisfies a prerequisite for those interested in obtaining a Club, professional, or international racing license.
On day one of the school, students spend time in the classroom before heading out on an autocross course where instructors teach how to operate the race car in preparation for on-track training. Students then review the proper racing line, race style downshifting, threshold braking, and cornering techniques.
On the second day, a downshift talk and exercise takes place before “stop box” lapping sessions where students get instant feedback in the race car. Students also do additional braking exercises and learn to read the various racing competition flags used worldwide. After lunch, students have a brake and tech talk before an intense exercise of proper braking techniques.
The last day of instruction at the school incorporates racecraft. Students put everything they have learned to the test. Included are practice race starts and restarts, passing exercises, and plenty of open lapping sessions.
Helping SCCA Foundation
A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, SCCA Foundation’s mission is to support the Sports Car Club of America by providing inclusive opportunities for motorsports competition, safety, education, and historical preservation.
Proceeds from this sweepstakes will empower SCCA Foundation to continue efforts such as the Tire Rack Street Survival program, which offers life-saving advanced driver training for teens. SCCA Foundation also provides opportunities for American veterans to engage in motorsports activities through SCCA events, and empowers women in motorsports through the SCCA Women on Track program. The organization also preserves the history of American Motorsports through the SCCA Archives housed at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, NY.
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