ASHLEY FREIBERG BEGINS NATIONAL TITLE QUEST IN SKIP BARBER ACTION THIS WEEKEND AT HOMESTEAD Young Woman Seeks To Continue Winning Record This Year HOMESTEAD, Fla. (March 2, 2010) -- It has been a hectic winter for racer Ashley ...
ASHLEY FREIBERG BEGINS NATIONAL TITLE QUEST IN SKIP BARBER ACTION THIS WEEKEND AT HOMESTEAD
Young Woman Seeks To Continue Winning Record This Year
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (March 2, 2010) -- It has been a hectic winter for racer Ashley Freiberg (FRY-BERG).
Freiberg, 18, graduated from high school, began a new workout regime, made a variety of sponsor and media appearances and captured five Skip Barber open-wheel racing main events in the Southern Regional competition.
Her most recent on-track action saw the pretty Homer Glen, Ill., competitor capture double feature wins at the famed Sebring International Raceway two weeks ago.
This weekend (March 5-7), Freiberg attempts to continue her winning ways in the opening round of the highly-competitive BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Series presented by Mazda on the 2.21-mile road circuit at Homestead Miami Speedway.
"I have had a very busy winter but it is has been good for me," said Freiberg, who currently leads the Skip Barber Southern Regional point standings. "I believe I have a bright future in motorsports, and I am now concentrating 100 per cent on my racing career. I want to get a good start this weekend."
The personable female driver was a rookie in last year's Skip Barber National Series and placed sixth in the final point standings. Now she is seeking the series title.
"Last year's series was a very good learning experience for me," said Freiberg, who recently added sponsor Akzo Nobel N.V., the world's leading decorative paints and salt specialist company, to her racing portfolio. "Coming from go-karts to car racing is a big jump for a young driver. Now, I have a year of cars behind me and I feel confident in challenging for the national championship."
Winning titles is nothing new for Freiberg. She won five national crowns in karts.
"Winning in karting is one thing," Ashley admits. "But winning in car racing takes a lot of elements including training, concentration, experience and confidence. I believe I have been working on all of those items for this racing season."
This weekend at Homestead, Freiberg will compete in two Skip Barber main events as part of the Rolex Grand-Am weekend. Ashley has scored five wins in eight Southern Region features this winter, but she knows the national races bring tougher competition.
"We have had a lot of national series drivers competing in the Southern Regional races this winter," Freiberg said. "So the competition level has been high already. I'm expecting a highly-competitive weekend at Homestead. But I'm ready for the action."
The 14-race Barber National tour moves from Homestead to Sebring on March 17-19 as part of the 12 Hours of Sebring weekend on the legendary 3.7-mile road course for another two-race competition.
-source: TB Communications