For more than 30 years, Skip Barber Racing School LLC has operated a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, corporate events and OEM events across North America. The Skip Barber Racing School is held at more than 20 of the most prestigious race tracks in North America, while the Skip Barber Driving School, utilizing Mazda’s performance sedans and sports cars, operates at five world-famous destination locations. The Skip Barber Race Series is collectively five separate open-wheel, equal-car racing championships – four regional amateur series and an entry level pro series: the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, which awards a $350,000 title bonus. New in 2008 is the Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge, multiple championships using identically prepared MX-5 Miata race cars. All the series are part of Mazda’s unique MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development ladder system. The Corporate Events unit creates custom racing and driving programs for companies of any size that desire special, exciting events to train, entertain, educate and reward. OEM Events provides unique, specialized automotive-related training, analysis, evaluation, logistics and consultation. First Equity sold its interest in Skip Barber in 2009.