Ashley Freiberg Scores 2nd 2010 Skip Barber Series Titles in Lime Rock Finale
LAKEVILLE, Oct. 11, 2010: Ashley Freiberg (Fry-berg) completed a sensational 2010 racing campaign last weekend at Lime Rock Park by winning three of four races and collecting her second Skip Barber Series championship.
Freiberg, the18-year-old driver from Homer Glen, Ill., joined a selected group of drivers in Skip Barber Racing history to win two series titles in the same season. Ashley scored the Southern Region crown in April and the Summer Series last Saturday on the 1.54-mile road course in northwest Connecticut.
Freiberg’s Saturday Barber formula car victory was the 23rd feature win for the personable female racer.
“The win at Lime Rock was a great way to finish off the 2010 season,” said Freiberg, a Team USA Scholarship finalist. “I want to thank everyone who helped me this year especially my sponsor Akzo Nobel, my family and friends and the Skip Barber people. To win two series championship in the same year is a great accomplishment. I hope to continue my progression in auto racing and move up to the next level in 2011.”
Freiberg also captured two main events in the MX5 Cup for Mazda sedans at Lime Rock last weekend.
“I never thought I could win 23 races in a year,” said Freiberg. “Actually, I probably could have won some more without a few mishaps. But that is racing. Overall, it was a great year.”
Freiberg also won the Skip Barber “Coaches Choice Award” in the BFGoodrich Barber National presented by Mazda which is given to the best overall performance by a driver on and off the track.
Freiberg scored several firsts for the Skip Barber racing program by becoming the first woman to win a series championship (Southern Region) and the first woman to win a Barber National Series race (New Jersey Motorsports Park).
“We are working hard right now for the 2011 season,” she said. “A driver has to put in a lot of time off the track too. I have been working behind the scenes in getting things ready for the upcoming season. I look forward to another exciting year.”
Freiberg will be in Indianapolis this week to participate in the Lyn St. James Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation charity karting event set for Thursday, Oct. 14, at Fast Times Karting Center.