Our "Danny Boy" of DJ Racing Enterprise in Ortonville, MI, has been zippin' busy these past few weeks.
Buzzing from event to event in his Matick Chevy- and Corvette Central-sponsored racecar 'Vette, driver Danny Kellermeyer has been busy as a bee (and looks like one, too, in his honey-bee yellow shirt and car and always-black pants).
The C6 Corvette and its driver, Danny, are on target for not only one, but also possibly two championship honors for the 2014-racing season.
With two more Sports Car Club of American (SCCA) races to run, Danny is leading the Touring 1 (T1) SCCA Great Lakes Divisional Championship.
He is also leading the T1 Waterford Hills Road Racing (WHRRI) Championship in Clarkston, MI, which has three races yet to go.
T1 is the ultimate class for production-style cars. These cars do not resemble cars that come off the showroom floor. T1 is the stomping grounds for not only Corvettes, but also Porsches, BMWs, Vipers and other high-horsepower production cars.
Incidentally, this year, Danny’s Corvette was somewhat handicapped with the addition of more weight and an intake restrictor plate in an effort to equalize the class.
“It's a tougher class this year," Danny tells us. “We had a little more power last year that we could rely on, but this year we are equal with the other cars. It has produced tighter and closer racing.
At any race, you will see leaders change positions and lots of door-to-door racing. We have been running strong, taking the SCCA championship lead after Mid Ohio and taking the WHRRI points lead."
Danny and his cars will next be on display at the grand reveal of the completely renovated Matick Chevrolet in Redford Township, MI.
There’s an evening VIP event planned for Thursday, Sept. 18, and an open house for everyone from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Danny will attend both events and will be on hand all day Saturday to talk about racing and his Corvettes.
“Back To The Bricks”
The Matick Chevy-Corvette Central-sponsored DJ Racing Enterprise Corvettes do more than race.
Driver Danny and his little yellow racers also show up at various auto events. Recently, the DJ Racing team displayed its racecars at “Back To The Bricks” car show in Flint, MI.
Danny reports that event organizers were happy with their turnout of the thousands of cars on display and an estimated 450,000 spectators.
An event highlight was a "Corvette Reunion," which drew some 800 Corvette lovers and their Corvettes during the same day as the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit.
Danny and his crew enjoyed a prime spot, displaying three of their racing Corvettes along with teammate Tom Janos’s C6 racecar.
A highlight of the display area was the beautiful 1954 black Corvette, owned by General Motors Executive V.P. Mark Reuss.
“I signed our posters 'til my hand hurt,” shares Danny. “The day started with a 3 a.m. set-up, and we were busy 'til tear-down in the afternoon. These display-and-show days give us the opportunity to talk to a lot of our fans and let them see the Matick Chevy–DJ Racing Corvettes up close."