PRO3 Drivers

JOHN PARKER - PRO3 #13

BIO

pro3-driver-parker.jpg

I’ve always loved racing, and just being competitive. In 2004 I began falling into the E30 scene pretty hard and began learning to drive better at lapping days. By 2005 I had turned my E30 into a full track rat and had won two small time Gokart endurance races. In 2009 I opened up my own shop (Accuracy Automotive) and in 2010 built my own PRO3 car. I finished my first full season in a shoot-out for 3rd overall but had to settle for 4th. But I picked up my first Win in PRO3! I am always working on driving very hard and clean. I like to make sure whoever is in front of me feels the pressure of me being there.  My long term goals are to win a PRO3 championship. Podium at Thunderhill 25, and one day race on any team, even a small one, at the 24 hours of Le Mans.

Follow John - Facebook | YouTube


BIO

JEFF MCAFFER - PRO3 #24

I moved from Canada in 2011 and quickly discovered Pacific Raceways. A few track days and Proformance School sessions later I rented a Hill brothers PRO3 car and was hooked by turn 3b. With the help of Kevin Doyle and the fantastic PRO3 community I built a car and started racing in earnest in 2015. With my sister Val as pit crew, we're having a great time touring the west and driving fast.


SCOTT HENDRICKSON - PRO3 #27

BIO

I grew up watching orange Mustangs and blue Camaros battle at Lime Rock for Trans-Am supremacy, Jones vs Donahue.  Stewart, Rindt and Hill were far away legends before I ventured to Watkins Glen in the autumn.

 After years of  imagining racing I enrolled in Don Kitch's ProFormance Racing School in 2006.  Mentored by Ken and Wes Hill I am now owner/driver of All Points Racing Pro 3 #27


LANCE RICHERT - PRO3 #35

035 2016-PNWPRO3-SatPMR3DB-244-(ZF-7509-18410-1-001).jpg

BIO

Lance started racing BMWs in 1999 after years of lapping days with the Puget Sound BMW Club. Lance’s PRO3 car is one of the first four BMW E30s that raced in the first PRO3 season after being converted from ITS specs. Lance has held the lap record for PRO3 twice at Pacific Raceways. By day Lance provides residential architectural design services and when he has an extra moment helps with administration and promotion for the PRO3 Series.

Follow Lance at www.lancerichertarchitect.com 


BIO

JEREMY PLANCE - PRO3 #50

pro3_driver_plance_50

After spending much of his younger years living life a 1/4 mile at a time, Jeremy decided to up the competitive stakes and joined the PRO3 ranks for the 2012 season.  When he's not chasing down E30's on the track, Jeremy is chasing down bugs as a software developer.

Follow Jeremy at http://bigpawsracing.com/


BIO

SARAH BROWN - PRO3 #79

Sarah spent most of her life thinking that cars were a great way to get to the grocery store. In 2013 she did a novice HP day at Proformance and spent most of the night driving Pacific Raceways over and over and over in her head.  A year later, after many lapping days, she got into a PRO3 car and realized how ridiculously fun it is to drive a proper racecar on the track. Even better is when that racecar comes with a built in family that offers friendship, a challenge, and great wheel to wheel racing. There is no way she could do this without the support of her husband Charlie (who shares #79) and Kevin Doyle at KD Automotive.


DAVE KARRAKER - PRO3 #80

BIO

pro3-driver-karraker

Started road racing with the ICSCC in 1992 in a Ford Fiesta (1994 I-Production champ – so don’t laugh), and later a Mazda RX-7. Then I discovered racing in a real driver’s car, a BMW 2002. By the mid-2000s competition in the ’02 got a little thin so in 2007 I made the logical jump to Pro-3. With the help of a donated shell my 1990 E30 (frau Blue Car) became the 7th race car I’ve built and raced and it’s by far my favorite.


Nothing is better than tight racing in a full grid of closely matched cars and Pro-3 is the place to be.


BRAD MCALLISTER - PRO3 #81

BIO

McAllister

 

Brad has been racing over 25 years and with a recent 3rd place finish in the PRO3 season championship driving his #81 Kuni BMW, he is poised to again be on the podium this season. 

As a Periodontist, Brad is routinely involved in treating the oral complications of diabetes (www.PortlandImplantDentistry.com). 

To fundraise and increase awareness, he finds actively using his race cars to be a great way to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). When not running in the PRO3 class he runs Ford V8 power in the SCCA Trans Am series TA2 class and in GASS events, see more at www.JDRFbrad.com


MARK ESTES - PRO3 #83

pro3_driver_estes.jpg

BIO

Mark Estes started racing PRO3 in 2009, he is from Beaverton Oregon. He loves racing BMW's which is a dream come true. Mark also enjoys the camaraderie that is a part of the PRO3 family. 

Follow Mark on his Vimeo channel (Link)


BIO

ERIC BLOIS - PRO3 #92

Eric started racing in 2005 with this car in a different class, and it has over 30,000 miles since its first race. Eric has also raced in the grueling 25 Hours of Thunderhill, 5 times. He has tested a NASCAR at Portland international Raceway, and tested with C360 at Daytona international Speedway. 


CHUCK HURLEY - PRO3 #95

BIO

pro3_driver_hurley.jpg

Chuck started out attending local BMWCCA lapping days in 2007-2008 and soon found the addiction to Racecars after building his PRO3 car for 2009 Season. He is the owner of Grip Racing, a racecar transportation and Maintenence shop which was started in 2011.  Now that he has a few seasons in a PRO3 car he is going to campaign a SpecE46 for the 2014 season in addition to the PRO3 car. 

Follow Chuck on his Vimeo channel (Link)


GARY MARTIN - PRO3 #98

BIO

pro3_driver_martin.jpg

My interest in racing began while my father was racing sports cars in the 60’s and 70’s. I started racing with ICSCC in 2000 with an I Production Datsun. I built my PRO3 car over 2011 and moved up to racing PRO3 in 2012. Besides PRO3 sprint racing, I also enjoy ICSCC endurance racing. I enjoy working on and maintaining my own cars. I have restored and own several classic cars. I’m part owner and driver with a Chumpcar team called Shoe String Racing.
 
Gary can be followed on his Facebook Page (Link


TOBY BASILIKO - PRO3 #100

BIO

pro3-driver-basiliko.png

A couple of seasons of BMWCCA lapping days in a 2002, and I was hooked. An underused 2002 race car came up for sale at an opportune time, so I took it racing. And gave it a few new dents. And a new nose... engines... transmissions... a dozen differentials... After racing around the PRO3 pack for nearly a decade, common sense prevailed, and I finally built a PRO3 car. The Hill brothers, Bill Spornitz, Greg Miller, Tom Olsson, Mike Olsen, Rico Chiarelli and many others have provided 'irresistible deals' on cars, parts, and an immeasurable amount of support, help and encouragement.


TED REES - PRO3 #105

BIO

pro3-driver-rees.jpg

Ted got the racing bug early in Quarter Midgets where his family was actively involved.  After a long absence from racing Ted jumped back into racing in a vintage Porsche with Sovren.  This led to a campaign in Spec Miata with ICSCC and SCCA.  The professional atmosphere and high level of competition in PRO3 led Ted to make the jump to PRO3.  Even though the racing is fierce, the camaraderie is what Ted has enjoyed most.  With a busy work and family schedule, PRO3 provides the ability to race in a great car against even better drivers locally.

Ted focused his efforts last year on the mini Enduro series where he finished fourth overall missing a podium effort by one point.  Ted drove the car himself with no driver changes including the season ending two hour event where he finished third.

You can follow Ted on his YouTube channel (Link)


BIO

JIM CISSELL - PRO3 #119

pro3-driver-cissell-2

Known primarily for his orange Crocs, warped humor, spectacular off’s, destruction of the legendary Oscar, and as current holder of the coveted IRDC Chateau Bonzo trophy–Jim Cissell didn’t get his start at racing until 2009 at age 61. Many feel that wasn’t a long enough wait, including his former occasional co-driver son Jamie #309. Jim finished 11th overall in 2015, 8th in 2015, and 7th in 2016.

You can see some of Jim's work and Race season summaries on the PRO3 Video page.

To learn how Jim pays for this madness, see www.voiceguy.com

 


DUNCAN PEARCE  - PRO3 #122

BIO

pro3_driver_pearce.png

Duncan has been racing in PRO3 since 2010 and loves the on-track competitiveness and off-track friendliness of the PRO3 class. When not racing, he loves to ski, cycle, and kiteboard. He lives in West Vancouver, BC with his wife and dogs.

Follow Duncan on his Facebook Page (Link)


MIKE OLSEN - PRO3 #130

BIO

pro3_driver_olsen.jpg

Michael Olsen is the driver of the Spirit Halloween PRO3 #130. Michael has been a part of PRO3 since 2005 when he built the car in his garage with no previous experience building a racecar. With over 70 PRO3 race starts, 12 podium finishes, and 10 endurance race starts, Michael has established himself as one of the “regulars” within the rapidly growing class and is generally found wandering the paddock during race weekends laughing and joking with his competition. Michael is a commercial real estate agent residing in Gig Harbor, WA, with his wife, Melanie, and their two children, Joseph and Danica. 


BIO

BILL ECKER - PRO3 #137

Bill made the progression from Driver Skills to HPDE to Club Racing over 5 years. I went through ICSCC race school in 2015 and ran full time starting in 2017. I instruct for the PCA/BMW/AUDI Clubs and at The Ridge Racing School now, where I get to introduce newer drivers to the fun and excitement of high speed driving. PRO3 was the obvious choice for me as a driver since I love BMWs and the people were so welcoming.

Follow the fun every season at: https://www.facebook.com/Blue-Baron-Racing-LLC-1726543414028994/


MARTIN BERRYMAN - PRO3 #150

BIO

160 2016-Sept-IRDC-G1P-373-(ZF-2418-49890-1-003).jpg

Martin has been racing since 2002, starting in small bore FWD cars. In 2009 he went looking for a new racing series, and tried racing in a few different cars including Spec Miata and PRO3. The cast of characters that make up the PRO3 group, the camaraderie, and the level of competition on track sealed the deal, and the decision to build a PRO3 car was made. While it’s been a humbling experience, it’s been fun from day one.


MICHAEL MAROS - PRO3 #136

BIO

pro3-driver-maros.jpg

After 8 years of Driver’s Education lapping and instructing, Michael wanted to experience wheel to wheel racing. With the assistance and encouragement of Wes and Ken Hill Michael started racing in 2009. “I was hooked after the very first Novice race!”

After renting cars for a couple seasons (which is great way to get started by the way) Michael purchased the iconic Jaegermeister car. Bill Spornitz won the 2004 championship in this car. 

Michael enjoys sharing the car with his son Evan who is currently going through the ICSCC Novice program.  “It’s a great way to bond with your son. “
Michael is a manufacturer’s representative for companies that produce materials for commercial buildings. www.michaelmaros.com

 


JAMES CRIVELLONE - PRO3 #160

BIO

pro3_driver_crivellone.jpg

James had had a passion for the E30 platform for over 10 years.  Owner of R3VLimited.com, he has spent a large majority of his car passion keeping these enthusiast preferred vehicles on the road.  In 2009, James began with simple AutoX and Lapping days with the BMW Car Club, and quickly grew his passion, from Lemons Racing, to Chumpcar, and in 2012 to ICSCC PRO3.  James hopes to join the ranks of GrandAM at some point in his future, until that day comes you can find him at home ICSCC conference race weekends.

Learn more about James here (Link)

Watch James' videos here (Link)


RYAN O'CONNOR - PRO3 #165

BIO

pro3_driver_oconnor.jpg

Ryan is a relative latecomer to racing.  He completed his novice in 2007 in a rented GTL Honda, placing first in class overall in his first season.  Running in club races at Mission, Ryan has had seat time in a Koni Challenge 996 and a SPEED World Challenge BMW 325is.    As a part of his charitable work at the track, Ryan was the co-founder of The BMW Store Children's Charities Grand Prix which has raised over $130,000 for BC Children's Hospital and Children's Wish.  As a part of that work, he began racing at Thunderhill in 2008 with the BMW Store Team in the 25 Hour race and has returned there 6 years in a row.  In 2014, Ryan will run his 1987 “Avanade” BMW 325 in PRO3 and a 1985 IMSA Chevy Camaro in Vintage events.


DAVID STENNER - PRO3 #172

BIO

pro3-driver-stenner.jpg

David started racing in 1995 with an AE86 Toyota GTS in the Proformance Racing series and tried everything from an open wheel formula V to V8 powered stock car before coming to the PRO3 series.  The competition and camaraderie is really what drew me to the series.  However, it was not until a few good friends already in the series pushed me, that I made the jump.  After all, I could not let them have all the fun!  2013 was my second full year in the series finishing seventh in the championship.  I cannot think of a better way to spend my kid’s inheritance.  


RUSSELL SEEWALD - PRO3 #191

BIO

pro3_driver_seewald.jpg

Russell started road racing in 2010 after having participated in Solo and Hill Climb events. In 2014 he moved to PRO3 from Conference D-Production for the competitive racing the class offers.

He has participated in 27 of the 28 Conference championship races the past two seasons.

Russell is originally from Boise, Idaho and currently lives in Kennewick, Washington.

 


BILL MANN - PRO3 #198

BIO

pro3_driver_mann.jpg

Bill Mann started racing in 2008. In college he decided to build a PRO3 car as means to gain practical engineering experience and join the ranks of some of the most competitive drivers in the Pacific Northwest. “Racing with all my friends in PRO3 is such an experience, courteous off the track, competitive on!”

You can follow Bill at www.manntechnik.com


BIO

DANIELE HOVINGTON - PRO3 #221

pro3_driver_henrichot.jpg

Daniele has been racing since 2011 when she joined the PRO3 group.  She drives the Wurth car that she built with her husband, Brian (PRO3 # 227).  "Cars and driving have always been a passion.  I am very glad to be part of PRO3, it is a fantastic group, everyone is friendly, the racing is close, the cars are awesome..  This is a dream come true."


R.G. “BEEF” WELLINGTON – PRO3 #242

pro3_driver_wellington.jpg

BIO

A life-long motorsports fan, Beef finally seized the opportunity to become a participant by graduating from the ProFormance Racing School competition course in 2010.  After completing his licensing requirements in 2011 and earning the IRDC Novice of the Year Award, he ran a partial race schedule the following year.  The 2013 season was a breakout one for Beef, as he was able to qualify for end-of-year Championship points, finishing 11th overall in PRO3 and a 4th place in the EIP class standings.  The thrill of competition and the great camaraderie will keep Beef an active participant in PRO3 well into the future!


MINA INGRAHAM - PRO3 #277

PRO3_Driver_Mina

BIO

Mina began her motorsports journey with autocross and track days in Southern California in 1988, with a $600 1971 Datsun 510.  She became the first humanities student on her university's Formula SAE team in 1989 - the team was so low budget it had to drive the formula car on the street to events because there was no money for a trailer.  She spent time racing bicycles, road and off-road, in the 1990s, and she learned to drag a knee doing motorcycle track days in the mid to late 2000s.  In 2013 she returned to autocross, and in 2015, she realized a life-long dream in winning an SCCA national autocross championship as well as earning a Pro Solo class win, a Ladies Challenge win and a National Tour win, in addition to becoming the first female overall winner at the Oregon Shootout Invitational.  That year, she also received the Oregon Region SCCA's Solo Driver of the Year award.   Mina began road racing in 2014 with the Chumpcar World Series at Road Atlanta, and has raced on both coasts with Lemons and Lucky Dog.  In 2016, she set her sights on the ICSCC PRO3 class.  She lives in Portland with her partner and their baby unicorns.


BIO

KEVIN ORMISTON - PRO3 #304

PRO3_DRIVER_ORMISTON

Kevin Ormiston started racing in 2013 after completing the novice program. In college he decided it was finally time to gain some practical experience and build a car. He enjoys the supportive nature of PRO3 and the variety of tracks available in the Northwest. His favorite thing about PRO3 is that there is great racing everywhere in the pack. Outside of racing, he is just starting his career as an attorney. He looks forward to racing for years to come.

 


JP & MINDI NARDELLA - PRO3 #370

BIO

pro3_driver_nardella.jpg

John Paul and Mindi Nardella.  We started racing PRO3 in 2011 and are looking forward to starting the new season.   We simply enjoy the entire racing experience and are fortunate we can enjoy it together.