Skip Racing Racing School is excited to the announce the schedule for the 2015 MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge. The MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge is a professional racing series designed to launch the career of talented sports car drivers.
In its third season racing alongside the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, a talented pool of Skip Barber Racing School graduates and Skip Barber Winter and Summer MAZDASPEED Challenge Race Series alumni will compete to take another step up the professional racing ladder to the Mazda MX-5 Cup.
Registration for the series is now open at 800.221.1131. The full season price starts at $75,000 with options available to limit a driver's liability for crash damage. Drivers will compete in equally prepared and maintained Skip Barber Mazda MX-5 Cup cars.
Interested? Book a full season before December 5, 2014 at 5 pm. and you can save $10,000!
Price BEFORE December 5, 2014: $65,000Price AFTER December 5, 2014: $75,000Call today! 800.221.1131
The 2014 MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge Prizes
1st Place $75,000 Scholarship from Mazda for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 CupOne (1) set of racing slicks per raceEntry Fees for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup2nd Place Full Season in 2016 MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge 3rd Place Half a season in 2016 MAZDASPEED Pro ChallengeThe 2015 MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge Schedule
The 2015 season will consist of six weekends supporting the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, IndyCar, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series. All weekends will be doubleheaders.
March 18-20 Rounds 1 & 2 Sebring International Raceway
April 10-12 Rounds 3 & 4 NOLA Motorsports ParkMay 1-3 Rounds 5 & 6 Mazda Raceway Laguna SecaJuly 10-12 Rounds 7 & 8 Canadian Tire Motorsports ParkAugust 28-30 Rounds 9 & 10 Road AmericaOctober 1-2 Rounds 11 & 12 Road Atlanta
Meet the 2014 Winner
Californian, Drake Kemper of Toluca Lake took the 2014 championship. Kemper stood on the podium 10 times, having won five of those races.
Kemper will be a part of the the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires in 2015!
Meet the 2013 Winner
Kenton Koch, 19, from Glendora, California had a dominant season in the 2013 MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge. Koch won 9 of the season’s 11 races.
Koch worked his way through the Skip Barber Racing School system starting in the Skip Barber Formula 2000 car. He moved from the 2010 Karting Scholarship Shootout over to the MAZDASPEED Challenge in 2012 using the scholarship system to its fullest.
In addition to his MX-5 Cup championship win, Koch was one out of 10 young drivers world wide to be named to the FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy. He traveled a few weeks ago to Mexico and participated in the FIA Institute Academy Americas selection and won!
About Skip Barber Racing School Race Series
For 40 years, Skip Barber Racing School LLC, has been the leader in training motorsport legends of the future through entry-level, equal car championships. The athletes are given media exposure, expert coaching, on-track arrive-and-drive experience, financial awards and motorsport scholarships. Skip Barber Racing School launched the auto racing careers of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Josef Newgarden, Scott Speed, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos, John Edwards, Conor Daly, Spencer Pigot and many more.