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A drive around the Road America course is certainly a rush, but now imagine sitting shot gun next to a professional driver! We are proud to announce this years Hot Lap drivers that, for a donation on the day of the event, will be offering interested participants an unforgettable ride around the Road America Track at the 2016 Drive for Babies. These professional drivers are donating their time and resources to help the March of Dimes in its mission and we can not thank them enough for their support!

Introducing our 2016 Drive for Babies

Hot Lap Drivers:

 

Dr. David OndrulaDr. Ondrula1

Dr. Ondrula has been tracking cars for eight years. He has tracked a Porsche 996 and 997 gen 2 GT3, a Ferrari 430 challenge, and now the 458 Speciale. He has participated in over 50 track day events. Dr. Ondrula says, “I am looking forward to helping Drive For Babies with your hot laps program.” With a donation on event day, Dr. Ondrula will show you the meaning of fast.

 

 

 

Blake Thompson and Stephanie Andersen

Stephanie AndersenBlake and Stephanie have been club racing for many years Blake Thompsonin the Spec Miata class.  They are both are seasoned drivers – each with a Spec Miata championship and many podium finishes.  Looking to advance to the next step in their racing careers, they built two Pirelli World Challenge race cars to compete in the Touring Car B class in early 2016.  They’ve joined the Black Armor Helmets Racing Team for a partial 2016 season and a full 2017 Pirelli World Challenge season.  Blake and Stephanie have been Drive For Babies instructors for many years, Blake since the first event and Stephanie since 2010.  With a donation on event day, you may ride in one of their cars racing the other to the finish line.

 

 

Tim Kezman
TimKezmanKezmanLambo
Ride in a Lamborghini with Tim Kezman. With over 20 years of racing experience in everything from Dirt Late Models to Road Racing, Tim has a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Tim is currently campaigning a 2008 Porsche 997 in SCCA and he is proud to support the March of Dimes’ Drive for Babies.  With a donation, Tim will give you the ride of a lifetime around Road America’s storied circuit in his 2008 AWD V10 Lamborghini Superleggera.

 

 

 Colin ComerCollin Comer's car

Colin Comer started racing off-road motorcycles and go karts and has gone on to road race for over twenty-five years in cars ranging from pre-war Bugattis to modern Indy cars and everything in between. He currently campaigns a GT1 Trans Am Mustang with the SVRA and VSCDA. Colin is also a well-known automotive author with six best-selling books to his credit, in addition to writing and road testing cars monthly for three major publications including Road & Track magazine. When not racing Colin is an avid pilot that can often be seen circling Road America from above looking for the fast line that other drivers may have missed from the ground. With a donation hop into Colin’s car and take an old school ride around Road America.

 

 

Jeff Cowie

Jeff Cowie's car

Jeff began his amateur racing career in 2002, with professional training in the Skip Barber 3-Day Racing School in Formula 2000 open wheel race cars at Road America. Graduating from that, he was further trained in the Skip Barber 2-Day Advanced Racing School, also at his home track, Road America. Jeff then raced in the Skip Barber Midwest Championship at Road America in 2003, along with Marco Andretti, seven months before Marco turned 18, when he began his Indy Car racing career. While he finished that Series in 11th place out of 14 cars, he was awarded “Rookie of the Series.”

After that, Jeff has run three different stock Porsches at Road America track events, and co-directs and instructs the Milwaukee Region Porsche Club of America’s Driver Education Events. Currently he drives a non-stock 1978 air-cooled Porsche 911SC, that is set up for the track. Originally, it produced 172 hp factory spec, and has been modified to 186 hp.  While it is “underpowered” by today’s standards, as Jeff says, “It’s a blast to drive, and ‘rides on rails’ through the corners!” Your donation on October 7th can be your ticket to a ride in this dream car.

 

Location: All Hot Laps depart just south of Marshaling Lane, across the track from the Control Tower. Limited time slots available, first come first serve. (Must be 18 years or older to ride with Hot Lap drivers)

 

Autocross: In between your on-track sessions, test yourself and your car’s capability on our Autocross Course (included with paid admission).

Autocross Location: West side of paddock in between the Hospitality Garage and restrooms.

 

Go-Karts:

Thrill seekers take to the track for Go-Kart racing.

Thrill seekers take to the track for Go-Kart racing.

Test your racing skills against the clock and Tony Mach!

This year we are providing you the opportunity to race against your fellow DFB participants on the Road America Motorplex for the Tony Machi award.

Racing to take place after lunch with live timing and scoring. Transportation to and from the paddock provided by our friend and sponsor, Umanski Motors.

Cost: $25 per session.

All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes.