Danny Kellermeyer’s Corvette carried the checkered flag for two recent Showcase Races

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Danny Kellermeyer signs a fan's hat after his Saturday race.

Waterford Hills Road Racing (WHRRI) in Clarkston, MI, drew numerous vintage racecars during the July 27-28 weekend for the Canadian-American Challenge. These vintage cars brought back the days of old racing, as cars from the 50s to 80s hit the track for action-packed competition.

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Danny's #37 Corvette.

But that’s not all! The WHRRI also hosted the ground-pounding showcase race of current cars, including driver Danny Kellermeyer (sponsored by Michigan Corvette dealer Matick Chevy) in his yellow C6. Kellermeyer set the pole with a field of 15 cars close behind. The field of BMWs, Corvettes, Camaros and Firebirds ran some awesome times, but at the end, Kellermeyer’s Corvette carried the checkered flag for both of the Showcase Races.

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Corvettes near the Skeethouse Turn.

“I was glad we were able to pull off the wins for all our friends and fans that were at the track this weekend,” says Kellermeyer. “We were really glad to see many of our Corvette friends out there for the Corvette Hospitality Day on Saturday. We know they enjoyed all the activities.”

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Corvettes at Hilltop Turn.
 

Saturday saw many Corvette owners enjoying the races, partaking in parade laps, viewing a flagging display, and meeting the drivers. Activities also took place under the D.J. Racing paddock canopy. Many stopped by the trailer to watch the crew prep the racecars.

Kellermeyer’s teammates were Norm Betts of Ann Arbor, MI, and Robert Pfeffer of Indianapolis, IN. Pfeffer not only drove his black #38 C5 Corvette, but also drove the C4 Morrison Corvette in a vintage group.

“I broke the differential in the Morrison Corvette during the Saturday race,” Pfeffer explains. “Danny (Kellermeyer) had a spare diff , which he got for us, and after a couple hours, it was in. I had to start in last place for the race, but worked my way up to the front to finish first overall. I could not ask for a better team than our D.J. Racing team.”

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Danny takes the checkered flag.

Kellermeyer’s scorecard this year shows 15 races thus far with all podium finishes. “I have been really lucky so far this season with one 3rd place, two 2nd places and ten 1st- place finishes,” enthuses Kellermeyer. “We have been working hard to stay up front and it has been paying off”.

Kellermeyer’s next race will be Aug. 10-11, again at WHRRI in Clarkston. This WHRRI Race #4 will be in memory of Vern Roberts, who was a Corvette race driver and a friend to all. A special memorial will be held prior to the race on Saturday, honoring Roberts.

If you get a chance, stop by, watch the racing and say hi to the D.J. Racing team.

And if you can’t get to the track on those days, the Matick-DJ Racing Silver C6 will be on display in the Matick Chevrolet Tent at the Corvettes America show at Alpine Valley in White Lake on Aug. 10. Or do both — hit the Corvette show in the morning and drive 20 minutes to WHRRI and watch the racing later in the day!

Matick Chevrolet is a sponsor of the Corvettes America show, this year under the direction of show chairs Richard Heldenbrand, president of the host America's Corvette Club, and Larry Courtney, Michigan captain for the 2014 National Corvette Caravan.

Photos by Robert Brodbeck Photography
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Larry Courtney's Matick Chevy-sponsored flag-wrapped Corvette serves as the weekend's pace car.
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