I recently returned from a Skip Barber Racing School at Sebring International Raceway. The last time I was in a race car was 13 years ago at Road Atlanta. The five days spent in racing school at Sebring really helped me get reacquainted to threshold trail braking, line reading, and, most importantly, helped me stop being “an early apexing scumbag”. (Thanks Bruce for the great one liners!)
The Skip Barber race school at Sebring was an amazing experience. The instructors, Bruce MacInnes, Paul Brand, Don Kutchall, and, last but definitely not least, Divina Galica, were all absolutely amazing and inspiring. All were extremely well accomplished racers with backgrounds ranging from Formula Ford and Formula 1, to sports cars and Semi-truck racing. It was a great honor to be getting feed back and advice from such accomplished racers. I not only learned a TON about racing, but I also picked up some good one liners that only come from years of hanging around race paddocks… Thanks again Bruce, Paul, Don and Divina!
I’m excited to head back to Road Atlanta this coming week to spend two days in the Mazda Formula cars and start gearing up for the races back in Sebring in mid January. The main goal of mine is to do well at the IndyCar Academy Shootout in mid January at Sebring. There is some amazing talent in these races, so this shootout is going to be quite challenging to say the least!
Check out an in-car video from a practice lap at Sebring International Raceway in the Mazda MX5 Cup Car.