Hollis Brown To Manage Skip Barber Racing Karting Program
LAKEVILLE, Conn. - The Skip Barber Racing School has appointed Hollis Brown as Coordinator of the Skip Barber Racing Karting Scholarship program. Brown, of Las Vegas, Nevada, will manage the $150,000 Karting scholarship program and work closely with the sports two major sanctioning bodies, the World Karting Association (WKA) and the International Karting Association (IKF).
"We are very privileged to have someone of Hollis' stature involved in the Skip Barber Racing Karting Scholarship program," said Skip Barber, the president of the Skip Barber Racing School. "This program helps develop drivers at the grassroots level of the sport and no one knows more, or cares more deeply about the Karting industry than Hollis Brown."
Brown is one of the most respected and influential people in Karting. During his 40 years in Karting, Brown has been involved in every aspect of the sport. He was a driver and has served as an official, race director and event promoter on the local, regional and national level. He was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Clark Memorial Award in 1991 and received the IKF Duffy Award in 1979.
Brown and his wife, Carol, own and operate the Championship Kart Challenge, Silver & Golden Kart Schools, Professional Race Management and the Las Vegas Karting Center.
"The Skip Barber Racing Karting Scholarship program is the first sign of interest in a steppingstone program in Karting," Brown said. "I'm really excited about it. One of my goals has always been to help expose more people to Karting and through the generosity of Skip Barber I think we're making progress toward further increasing awareness of the sport."
The Skip Barber Racing Karting Scholarship is part of the $1 million annual Skip Barber scholarship program that helps young, talented drivers progress from Karting to the CART FedEx Championship Series.
This year Karting Scholarships were awarded to Phil Giebler, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Eric Jones and Michael Valiante. Each received a season of competition in the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Race Series. They were chosen from a field of 16 drivers who were nominated by the WKA and IKF. The nominees went through a five-day evaluation process (a Three- Day Skip Barber Racing School and two lapping days) to determine the winners of the Skip Barber Racing Karting Scholarships.
The program is open to any kart racer. For more information about the Skip Barber Racing Karting Scholarship program please call Hollis Brown at (702) 260-6355 or (805) 256-7223.