The RAKC ProAm Race is On!

Paul Gerrard

Andy Pilgrim

Robby Unser

Robb Holland

David Donner

Leann Falk

Jeff Altenburg

The RAKC ProAm features teams made up of a Professional race car driver and a Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing driver. The RMVR drivers earned their way into the ProAm by being one of the top 10 fundraisers for the Race Against Kids’ Cancer!

The ProAm will be a 45 minute race using five 2018 Mini Cooper S and five 2018 BMW 340i xDrive vehicles, generously provided by Schomp Mini and Schomp BMW!

There is a required driver change that will be accompanied by a challenge the drivers must complete before they can return to the track, so this race will be tons of fun for drivers and spectators alike.

The Pro lineup so far includes returning drivers Robby Unser, Robb Holland and Paul Gerrard, and new this year, Andy Pilgrim, Jeff Altenburg, Leann Falk, and David Donner. Randy Pobst is unable to be with us for the ProAm on Saturday but will be at the track on Sunday giving lunch rides! All are very excited to participate in our annual charity event and help us raise some serious money for pediatric cancer research! In fact, many of the Pro drivers will be at the track the whole week-end, giving lunch rides, donating items for auction, and signing autographs! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to hang out with this fantastic group of Pros!

The ProAm Grid

Here’s the line-up for the 2nd Annual Schomp ProAm Challenge.  Kudos to the drivers participating in the ProAm for a job WELL DONE!  Together you raised $97,000.00!  Kudos also to Jamie Stiehr who won’t be driving in the ProAm but earned the right to!  Thank you, Jamie, for your extraordinary fundraising efforts!

Car # Pro Driver RMVR Am Driver
#1 MINI Robb Holland
First American to compete full-time in the British Touring Car Championship driving Rotek Racing’s Audi S3. First American to compete in the World Touring Car Championship.
Steve Mercer
#2 MINI Robby Unser
1987 World Hill Climb Champion and 1989 American Indy Car Series Champion titles. 1998 IRL Rookie of the Year. Nine-time winner of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Jack Penley
#3 BMW Andy Pilgrim
Has won 5 Championships and 65 races, racing for Corvette, Cadillac, Pontiac, BMW and Porsche. Currently racing with Black Swan race team, competing in a Porsche GT3R.
Charlie Daniels
#4 BMW Paul Gerrard
Raced formula cars in Europe and U.S. Won several national championships, racing everything from Pikes Peak to professional road racing series. Was “The Stig” on UK’s Top Gear TV show. Author of Optimum Drive.
Brent Kaufman
#5 MINI Jeff Altenburg
Has collected more than 120 career wins and 16 championships, with a record-setting six consecutive wins in the PPG Neon Challenge Championships.
Bob Hancock
#6 BMW Leann Falk
Former team-mate of Randy Pobst, racing Honda and Acura cars for Mel Shaw and Buffalo Motorsports.  Also competed in IMSA endurance racing and instructed for many schools and manufacturers.
Frank Albert
#7 BMW David Donner
Six-time winner of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, taking 1st overall 3 times. Record holder in Production Class with Porsche. Also competed in the World Challenge, IMSA and SCCA Pro Racing with numerous wins/podiums.
Kirk Peterson
#8 MINI Dominic Dobson
Has run in 7 Indy 500 races, the LeMans 24hr, Daytona 24hr, Sebring 12hr, Baja 100, Goodwood Hillclimb, NASCAR and Touring Car events and won the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Unlimited class and Rookie of the Year.
Larry/Graham Nessel
#9 BMW Steve Hargus*
RMVR Pro for a day!  Drives a 1967 fast back Mustang in the Big Bore Run Group.  Giving Lunch Rides in the RAKC Ticket-to-Ride.
Mark Mauz
#10 MINI Greg Merrifield*
RMVR Pro for a day!  Driving an Austin Healey Sprite in this year’s RAKC while the family RX7 undergoes a rebuild.
Bob Alder

**Steve and Greg were 9th and 10th biggest fundraisers, and because we have 8 Pro drivers, will be paired with the RMVR drivers in the 11th and 12th spot.

Regardless of whether you are participating or spectating, this race is sure to be a blast!

Which ProAm team will you be cheering for? To learn more about each Pro’s racing career, click on the Pro’s picture!

Watching this ProAm race will be very exciting, but the thrill of sharing a ride with one of these Pro drivers will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Thank you, Schomp, for making this amazing ProAm race possible!

Go to raceagainstkidscancer.org to set up your fundraising page. The cut-off for purposes of determining the top fundraisers who will be offered a seat in the ProAm race will be Sunday, July 29 at 5:00 PM MT. Donations will continue to be accepted after this time, but not counted for the ProAm ride.