The Skip Barber Racing School is moving its offices from Connecticut to Braselton, Georgia governor Nathan Deal announced Monday.
The office relocation joins the schools’ existing base location that has operated at Road Atlanta since 2008.
According to Deal, Skip Barber Racing School’s decision to raise its profile in Georgia will help boost tourism in the state and draw other automotive companies associated with racing.
“The Racing School has been a great partner in helping us promote Georgia, and we appreciate its interest in growing along with the state,” Deal said.
The administrative office move follows the relocation of the company’s logistics, fabrication and maintenance operation to Road Atlanta, a move that was completed in November 2010. The office will include functions such as accounting, marketing, sales and information technology. The company’s expansion into existing space will be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2011.
To celebrate its relocation, Skip Barber Racing School will host its second annual open house for the public at Road Atlanta on Thursday. Activities will include laps on the track in a Mazda MX-5 Cup Car, driving on the skid pad and autocross, and the opportunity to ride in an assortment of high-performance racing cars. The open house is free, but tickets are limited. Registrations for the morning or afternoon sessions are being accepted at skipbarber.com/openhouselanding.asp.