Dale steps down from Barber Dodge helm

(LAKEVILLE, Conn.) December 2, 2002 -Jeremy Dale announced today that he has stepped down as Managing Director of the Barber Dodge Pro Series after three years in the position. Dale cited present strength and stature of the series as an opportune...

(LAKEVILLE, Conn.) December 2, 2002 -Jeremy Dale announced today that he has stepped down as Managing Director of the Barber Dodge Pro Series after three years in the position. Dale cited present strength and stature of the series as an opportune time to make the move.

Although Dale has been at the helm of the Barber Dodge Pro Series for the past three years, his involvement with the Skip Barber organization dates back to 1983 when he graduated from a Skip Barber Three Day Racing School and began racing in the Skip Barber Race Series. He went on to compete as a driver in the then named Barber SAAB Pro Series before advancing on to race professionally in sports cars garnering class wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona among others. He returned to the Pro Series as Senior Driver coach before being named Managing Director in December of 1999.

"I have very much enjoyed my time with Barber Dodge. I think that in terms of credibility, visibility and quality of competition, this was the best year yet for the series. For that I must thank all of the individuals that work so hard to make the program a success, " said Dale. "Collectively we have a great deal to be proud of and I know that the series will continue to grow and prosper. Drivers like Michael Valiante, Jon Fogarty, Ryan Hunter-Reay and A.J. Allmendinger are proof that what we are doing is really working. With the continuing support from CART and the commitment from the Barber Dodge staff, the series will continue to be the best training ground for the future stars of CART."

During Dale's tenure the Series became the Official Professional Entry Level Race Series of CART. In that time the Series has increased the number of events it runs in support of the top level Champ Cars and is positioned to run all 10 rounds in 2003 as such. Barber Dodge hopes to unveil its 2003 schedule by mid-December.

"Jeremy Dale has been a true asset to this organization over the years. A hallmark of his leadership skills is reflected in the fact that he leaves us with the Barber Dodge Pro Series being stronger than ever before and very capable of continuing to be the prerequisite for launching a professional racing career in North America. We wish him all the best," said Aaron Hollander, President and CEO of Skip Barber Racing School LLC.

A replacement has yet to be named. Presently, Steve Sewell, Vice President of Motorsports Development, will oversee the Series, a role he has assumed at various times throughout his 17 year- career with the Skip Barber organization.

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Series Barber Pro
Drivers Jon Fogarty , Michael Valiante , A.J. Allmendinger , Skip Barber