Trans Am competitor Denny Lamers joins his love of racing with charity
May 9, 2013
Track day at Road America provides opportunity for drivers and charities alike
A fixture of the Trans Am paddock since the 2009 season, Denny Lamers makes an impact wherever he goes—on and off the track. Known for his involvement in the TA class, Lamers and teammate Cliff Ebben are well known for their dual Stumpf Ford/McMahon Group Mustangs, numbers 66 and 36, respectively.
Now Lamers will be making an impact outside the Trans Am Series once again with the Lamers Racing Driving Experience. Entering its seventh year of existence, the event allows drivers of all levels of experience to track their cars at the legendary course, Road America. This year, on May 29, drivers will be able to track their cars for a charitable, and completely deductible, donation of $275.
Lamers and two partners, Rollie Stephenson of Faith Technologies and Bob Weyers of Commercial Horizons, cover all track-related expenses, from corner workers to safety crews, allowing for every donation to go directly to charity.
The event is separated into three car groups, dependent upon the car and the driver’s preference. A race car group is featured for cars that average under 2:40 a lap at Road America, and then group 1 and group 2 are available for street cars and their drivers—with group 2 being a more laid back, “fast but not full out,” experience.
Also featured will be a coaching service where senior drivers help less experienced ones develop their skills and familiarity with the course.
“A track day at Road America is always something special,” said Lamers. “It’s a special course and a special place, but being able to have that experience and do something good with it for people in need—that’s something else.”
So far, this year’s efforts have raised over $35,000 for charities and are expected to exceed $40,000. Amongst them are the Boys & Girls Clubs of Green Bay and the Fox Valley, ThedaCare’s P.A.R.T.Y at the PAC and the Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee Cancer Center. Prior recipients also include Wounded Warriors.
Anyone interested in participating in the 2013 Lamers Racing Driving Experience should contact Sarah Kundinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.