Skip Barber Racing School Partners with Road to Indy

Andersen Promotions has formed a three-year partnership with the Skip Barber Racing School to become the Official Racing School of USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires, the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires next year, the racing school announced.

The new partnership will extend the current scholarship-funded ladder system to the NTT IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500, anchored by the Road to Indy and USF Juniors. Beginning in 2023, the champion of the Skip Barber Formula Race Series will be offered a scholarship valued at $100,000 to advance to USF Juniors the following season, the series said.

“I am really looking forward to working with the racing school that first got me involved in open-wheel road racing way back in 1991,” said Dan Andersen, Owner, and CEO of Andersen Promotions. “The number of drivers that have a connection to the Skip Barber Racing School is staggering. It’s a pleasure and honor to announce our partnership and offer their race series champion a scholarship to the pre-step or first step of the Road to Indy.

Skip Barber Racing has a presence at circuits on both the USF Juniors and, USF2000 schedules, including Circuit of The Americas and VIRginia International Raceway, in addition to circuits such as WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Road Atlanta, Sebring International Raceway and Lime Rock Park.

“The Skip Barber Racing School has a storied history of developing the future stars of INDYCAR. This partnership offers up-and-coming drivers with a well-defined ladder to launch their pro-racing career,” said Joe Monitto of Skip Barber Racing School. “We are always striving to help our racers perform at the highest levels, and this scholarship will give our next series champion with a perfect next step in their development.”

“I’m thrilled to see this new connection between the Road to Indy and the iconic brand the Skip Barber Racing School,” added Rob Howden, Series Development Director, and Series Commentator. “In the past, their Skip Barber National Championship series featured epic battles between drivers who were top kart racers making their jump into cars, and so many of them graduated from the series to become the next generation of open-wheel stars. Thanks to this new partnership, I see the same thing in the future. I can’t wait to closely follow the action of the Skip Barber Formula Race Series next season to identify all the talent destined to make its way into the Road to Indy.”

A.J. Hecht

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