My Formula 5000

John “Skip” Barber, among the most talented and honored drivers in the
Sports Car Club of America, is a three-time National Champion. President’
s Cup recipient and a regular competitor in the Formula 5000 pro series.
He began racing in 1959 and 10 years later won his first national crown
at the American Road Race of Champions in Formula F. He defended
that title in 1970 with another to match and also captured the crown in
Formula B. His dual championships were further honored by the 1970
President’s Cup as the most outstanding driver at the ARRC. Barber
began competing in professional formula racing in 1969, winning two of
the SCCA’s Continental Formula B races.  In 1971, he was in the more
powerful F/5000 cars, a March 711, earning points in two events that
year and in five races in 1972, good for 13th and sixth place,
respectively, in the point standings.  Last year(1973), driving a March
73A, Barber started three races but only finished one, in ninth place, at
Laguna Seca.
March 73A

Skip Barber
photo & profile 1974
Age 34,Carlisle, MA