Skip Barber Racing School Forms TC America Team, Sponsors Series

Mar 9, 2021

Starting in 2021, SRO Motorsports America’s touring car championship will be known as “TC America powered by Skip Barber” as part of a multi-year partnership, the racing school announced.

Skip Barber has served as the Official Racing School of SRO America since 2019. This past fall, in partnership with Honda Performance Development, Skip Barber added Touring Cars to its advanced racing school programs and welcomed Honda’s Civic Type R TC and Civic SI TCA race cars into its program stables.

Aiming to provide a true arrive-and-drive solution for drivers as well as a path to graduate directly into professional, licensed racing, the touring car program at Skip Barber Racing Schools will feed right into the TC America championship, the school said. Skip Barber will also compete with its own TC America race team, providing expanded driver coaching and testing opportunities for drivers.

“We are proud to become the presenting sponsor for the TC America series and continue to grow our relationship with SRO.  Broadening our driver development offerings into touring cars was a natural fit and we are thrilled to debut the Skip Barber Racing Team.  The expertly prepared Honda Performance Development Civic race cars make the perfect complement to our fleet to diversify driver development and further hone advanced skills,” said Kirk Dooley, SBRS Chief Operating Officer.

“We are very excited to welcome Skip Barber Racing School as presenting sponsor of SRO’s TC America series.  So many of our drivers are already Skip Barber Racing School graduates that I am glad the program saw the opportunity to expand its relationship with the SRO,” said Jim Jordan, TC America series manager.

“TC America offers both a ‘proving ground’ and a ladder to build racing careers. TC America is unique in that we have drivers who love the close competition and sprint format and regard our series as ‘home’ while we also field drivers who race in TC America on their way to a professional driving career. I am proud that Skip Barber Racing School recognized the TC America as a series one to partner and grow with.”

The 2021 TC America schedule includes many storied North American circuits.

  • March 5 – 7 – Sonoma Raceway – Sonoma, CA
  • April 30 – May 2 – Circuit of the Americas – Austin, TX
  • May 21 – 23 – Canadian Tire Motorsports Park – Bowmanville, Ontario
  • June 11 – 13 – VIRginia International Raceway – Alton, VA
  • Aug. 27 – 29 – Road America – Elkhart Lake, WI
  • Sept. 17 – 19 – Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, NY
  • Oct. 15 – 17 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis, IN