Skip Barber trained Butch Leitzinger was part of a three-man team that claimed the last victory of the Grand-Am season at Watkins Glen, NY. The six-hour race was an exercise in stamina as much as speed. By taking the final event of the inaugural season, Leitzinger and his fellow-drivers secured the team championship and the driver's crown for co-driver James Weaver. Other Skip Barber grads that featured in the Top-10 included; David Murry, who finished second in the GTU class and Kelly Collins, whose team earned a fourth place result, also in the GTU class.
Despite a sub-par weekend and an unusual 15th place result, Skip Barber trained Bobby Labonte maintained his points lead in the hunt for NASCAR Winston Cup Championship. Labonte fought off severe leg cramps and considered replacing himself with relief drivers before toughing it out and completing the goracing.com 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Skip Barber trained Steve Park, winner of the Global Crossing @ The Glen two weeks ago finished fifth. Jeff Burton rounded out the Skip Barber trained racers in the top-10 and finished sixth. In NASCAR truck competition, more of the same; three Skip Barber trained drivers factored in the top-10 at the Sears Craftsman 175 in Chicago. Mike Wallace was best with a third place podium finish. Rick Carelli and Randy Tolsma, who secured his first victory last time out, took fifth and tenth, respectively.
In Indy Racing Northern Lights Series action, Skip Barber trained racers took three of the top-10 spots at the Belterra Resorts Indy 300. Jeff Ward and Greg Ray, last year's IRL Champion, secured the fifth and sixth positions, respectively. Sam Hornish Jr. earned a ninth place result. - Andrew Torres kk