California vintner Jeff O’Neill has had a life-long passion for motorsports. He is the founder of the Sonoma Speed Festival, combining historic racing, exceptional cars and period atmosphere with exhibitions ranging from historical motorsport achievements to modern design and performance. Jeff competes at historic racing venues in North America and Europe in a Maserati 250F, […]
Marshall Pruett is a former race car driver, mechanic, engineer, and team manager, who began working in the SCCA Super Vee series while in high school in 1986. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, he was active in SCCA Club and Pro Racing, learning his trades as the lone mechanic in a Silicon […]
I became an avid race fan at age 12 growing up near Watkins Glen where I attended many races. In 1987 I partnered with a few local businessmen and raced in selected Winston Cup races as a car owner. We qualified and raced but were never very successful. While looking for another avenue to become […]
A native of Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Perrier has wide ranging experience in the motorsports industry: Vice President of the Sports Association of the ACO Paris and General Secretary of the “Club des Pilotes des 24 Heures du Mans”. 2020 marks his 50th year as a race driver.
1981 to 1987 Formula Ford in the UK: 1987 DAF Trucks BRSCC National Formula Ford Champion; 6 wins and set class lap record at Mallory Park. 1988 Formula 3 in UK: Toyota F3 National Championship; finished in top 4 on 3 occasions including last to 4th at Brands Hatch. 1989 to 1993 SCCA Formula Ford: […]
Gerald T. (Gerry) Sutterfield is a long time road racing enthusiast, being an SCCA member for more than 50 years. Gerry is known for his efforts in the beginning days of Vintage Racing in the southeast. He organized the first “Classic Car Parade” as part of the 1976 Sebring 12 hour. That was so successful […]
Many of us are familiar with the “glory days” of auto racing, but few have lived the experience as Ed Justice, Jr. has. His family’s history in the world of auto racing runs as deep and rich as the sport itself. In his mid-40’s, Ed became one of the youngest to be inducted into the […]
Born in England, is generally regarded as one of the most innovative motor sports executives in North America. Is responsible for the creation of the annual Grand Prix of Long Beach, now in its 42nd year. Has also created temporary circuit racing venues in Las Vegas, Dallas, Meadowlands, N.J., Denver, Del Mar, Calif., and St. […]
Les Unger has been a great supporter and friend of motorsports since 1985 when he was named the national motorsports manager at Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc. His very large umbrella covered the Toyota Atlantic Championship, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long beach including the annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. Unger oversaw literally dozens of […]
Approaching 40 years of experience in motorsports, Geoff Lee has guided Road Atlanta through its most dynamic and successful period of growth. He has been President and General Manager of Road Atlanta since July 2004, making him the longest-standing track president and manager since Road Atlanta’s inception in 1970. A native of Carmel Valley, Calif., […]
Steve Cohen created, organized and operated some of the earliest U.S. historic road racing series in the 1970s with races run at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix, Pocono, Road America, Mid-Ohio and Lime Rock, the latter evolving into the Lime Rock Fall Festival with track manager Jim Haynes. Cohen won many of these events in […]
Versatile and successful crew chief, winning eight championships for Malibu GP Racing, Cars & Concepts and Roush Racing with Tommy Kendall as his driver – all between 1986 and ’97 when Kendall retired. Binks stayed with Roush Racing and won the 2000 Craftsman Truck Series title with Greg Biffle driving. Two years later Binks moved […]
Known for his drag-racing hemis, the engines he built over the last 60-plus years, have won races in a variety of motorsports, from midget racing to IndyCar racing. Earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Petersen Automotive Museum. Began building engines in 1948 under the tutelage of Lou Baney after trade school. Became proficient in […]
Program Manager for Corvette Racing, in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. On behalf of Chevrolet, Fehan is responsible for the oversight of engineering and marketing activities for the championship-winning Corvette race team. With the Corvette C5-R, C6.R and now the C7.R, the team has won 11 Team […]
Director of Motorsports for Mazda North American Operations since 2011. A licensed racecar driver since 1995, competing in SCCA, NASA, IMSA, Grand-Am, IndyCar. A freelance writer for Grassroots Motorsports, Victory Lane, SportsCar and race-event programs (1993-03). Team manager/director of marketing, PRO-ONE Motorsports Academy Formula Mazda Race Team (1999-2001). Director of P.R. and marketing B-K Motorsports […]
Known as Walt, serves as an Executive Vice President of Penske Corporation. Was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Penske Motorsports since 1996 and also as its President. Was a Senior Executive of Penske Speedway Group and a Director of Penske Corporation since 1979. Also Director of Penske Truck Leasing Corporation, the general partner […]
Currently is VP of RM Motorsports, high-end race-car/road-car restorations. Has been racing since 1986, in SCCA, Trans-Am, IMSA, ARCA, Indy Lights, Historic, etc. Raced Sprint and Enduro karts 1982-86. Won 1987 SCCA National Division Championship in GT-1 with four wins and four track records. In1987 awarded first SCCA Rookie of the Year award driving a […]
Active in vintage and historic racing for over 20 years, racing worldwide. SVRA Rookie of the Year in 1999, 2000 and 2011-13 Monoposto Formula B champion, four-time Monoposto Formula Atlantic Champion (2005, ’08, ’11, ’12), SVRA overall Endurance Champion 2004-07 and ’09. HSR BOSS champion 2007-09. SVRA Sprint Champion 2004, and SVRA Driver of the Year 2004. […]
U.K. motorsports enthusiast since the ‘60s, owns and races several F1 cars, sports and touring cars. Established Masters Historic Racing in U.K. and Europe in 2004, now sanctioned by the FIA for the Historic Formula One Championship. Began operation of Masters HGP in North America in 2014, continuing the series originally established by Historic Grand Prix. Masters […]
Well-known Pink Floyd drummer and composer, car collector and racing enthusiast. Five-time 24 Hours of Le Mans driver (’79, ’80, ’82-84), achieving class podium and Index of Performance win. Nurburgring 1000 km in 1981. Winner, Silverstone GP support race in Birdcage Maserati in 1993. Winner Goodwood Revival in Aston Martin Ulster. Also a pilot, and author of […]
Raced karts in late ‘50s, winning several championships in Midwest and East Coast. Raced Formula Ford 1970-79, then Can-Am 1981-86. Now races ex-Redman Lola T332 F/5000 car with numerous vintage wins and two Class B Championships. Also owns ex-Unser Jr. ’82 championship GR3 Can-Am car. Founded Vintage Indy Racing Group and is VP of F5000 Drivers […]
At age 14, he hot-lapped Midgets in Chicago, leading to a 25-year career with over 100 wins as a top historic racer. By the late ’90s he was a regular Historic GTP winner against seasoned competitors, competing in SVRA and HSR. In recent years, he won races overall in 2000, ’01 and ’06.
Owner of Sasco Sports, a respected race-car preparation shop which he started with partner Charlie Gibson as the first tenant at VIR Raceplex in Virginia. Handy first raced Gibson’s Lola Mk I at Lime Rock in ’80. Many SVRA historic wins in a Lotus 23. In ’93 began racing a Ralt RT 1 Formula Atlantic car, […]
Older brother of Alex Gurney and son of Dan Gurney. Started as General Manager of All American Racer’s 18 employees in 2001. By 2010 he was President and CEO. Has been instrumental in keeping AAR relevant as a major force in cutting edge manufacturing technology. Managed AAR’s construction of Delta Wing in 2012, and AAR’s construction […]
Began vintage racing in 1967 and competed in SCCA Trans-Am Series as driver and team owner, driving with Boris Said. Raced in World Challenge from 2002-10 in Ford Mustangs for ACS Express. Team driver Brandon Davis won the 2009 title for the team. He and ACS Express are well known for their customer hospitality tents at […]
President of Daytona International Speedway. Was VP of Business Operations for International Speedway Corp., President and CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, VP and General Manager of Raceway Assoc. (Chicagoland), and part of Chitwood Thrill Show, beginning at age 5. Was a stuntman and specialized in precision driving.
Drove in three 24 Hours of LeMans races for North American Racing Team (NART) with Masten Gregory and Bob Grossman, including a class win (fifth o/a) in 1971. Fifth and eighth at Sebring 12 and fifth at Daytona 24 (with Bill Wonder) in 1970. Son of race-car driver and legendary U.S. Ferrari dealer Luigi Chinetti, Sr., his knowledge of […]
An amateur racer early on, is best known as mechanic and chief mechanic/crew chief on a number of major teams, including Charlie Hayes Racing, Dan Gurney All-American Racing; also worked for Wally Dallenbach, Fred Carrillo. Indy Mechanic of the Year in ’77; started FabCar Engineering in ’77; built Super Vees, Can-Am cars, Porsche 935s, 944s, […]
Nissan’s National Manager of Motorsports ’90-’01, in charge of U.S. racing programs for IMSA, SCCA, HDRA/SCORE, Stadium Off-Road Racing and IRL. After 27 years with Nissan, is now President and General Manager at Ed Pink Racing Engines; For nearly 40 years has built and raced cars in SCCA and IMSA and SCCA NASPORT.
Regular contender in South African rallying, motorcycle racing and car racing (Formula Ford) in the ’70s; married to Desir_ Wilson; worked for Ford in South Africa ’70-’74, including a spell as Competitions Coordinator; moved to England in ’78, working as GM of Motor Circuit Developments (which ran Brands Hatch, Mallory Park, Oulton Park and Snetterton) […]
Started in Skip Barber Formula Ford Series in ’80, and was Series Champion in ’81. Skip Barber instructor ’81-’91, while also running FF in SCCA National races, with multiple wins. Formed Sliderule Motorsports, Inc., driver coaching business in ’91, coaching internationally-known drivers in IndyCar and other series, including Danica Patrick, Graham Rahal, Jon Fogarty and […]
Raced at top level of historic and vintage events since early 90s. Multiple HSR Sprint and Enduro class victories with seven overall championships…’99, ’02-’06, ’08-’09. Second o/a in Williams FW07, FIA Championship, Zolder in ’04. Merrill Lynch Award, Jefferson 500, ’99; New Driver Award, Spa, ’99; Rolex Award at Monterey, ’06; Driver of the Day […]
Has raced for more than 60 years on four continents and in most every kind of race car. When an ecological research scientist in Africa, won class in ’61 East African Safari Rallye for the Rootes Group. Factory driver for BMC in California, Team Lotus in Asia (second in Malay GP), and Opel in European […]
Bill joined his father, Bob, one of the most successful racing and sports car designers in the U.S. in forming Riley Technologies in ’01, and has been instrumental in the design and development of Riley Mk XXII, a race car that has won overall every Daytona 24-Hour at Daytona and every Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Championship […]
Lisa raced in the most competitive SCCA formula car class, FV since 1992. She qualified for the SCCA Runoffs every year since, and was the first woman to win a National FV race, in ’95. She has held track records from Sebring, Hallett and five records at Heartland Park, and was winner of SCCA’s prestigious […]
Connie has been an active vintage racer for years and recently became majority owner and managing director of VIR. Connie and Harvey Siegel bought VIR after it had been closed for 26 years, rehabbed it and re-opened it in 2000. VIR is a legend in American motorsports, one of America’s great natural-terrain road courses, and […]
Third generation of storied racing family, currently owns and runs a variety of cars in vintage and various open-wheel and sports car categories. Began racing an SCCA Spec Racer in ’91, competed successfully in Shelby Pro Series, ’93-’95. Has run US F2000, Grand-Am GS and vintage racing, often in his 1958 Meister Brau Scarab.
Jim’s first pro race was the ’92 Firestone Firehawk at Sebring. He ran in Grand-Am ’98-’13, including 15 Daytona 24-Hours. Also has run the 24-Hour of Dubai and Nurburgring. He is President/CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. He was controller prior to the first Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, a Formula […]