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A.J. ALSUP
From 200 MPH TO 200-foot jumps, Andrew Jackson Alsup continues to push the envelope. Known as A.J., his race credentials are impressive and include six starts in the 2001 NASCAR Grand National Series, and five starts in the 2000 ARCA Series. In 1999, he won the Ford L.A. Street Race NASCAR event. Beyond automobiles, A.J. has raced snocross, off-road, and Super Moto -- a combination of motorcycle road racing, flat track, and motocross. In 2003, he qualified for the AMA Supermoto Pro invitational in Las Vegas. His driving skill is such that he also served for three years as an instructor for the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Today A.J. is the co-owner and driver of the Alsup Racing Team

NIPPER ALSUP
You may recognize Nipper’s name from NASCAR, the Craftsman Truck Series, or from Winston West in the NASCAR All Pro Series. He won the last, original configuration race at Homestead Miami Speedway and holds the track record at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

His NASCAR credentials as driver/team owner demonstrate a commitment to taking control of a situation -- behind the wheel and in his career. Nipper raced from 1996 to 2001 in various NASCAR series, including NASCAR Tour Stars, All Pro, Winston West, Grand National and Truck Series. Besides many victories and poles, he had two NASCAR Grand National Western Division third place finishes in 1998 -- one at California Speedway and the other at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Racing since he was nine, Nipper also has experience racing on two wheels at Baja 1000, the Nevada Rally and Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motocross National Championships.

Nipper formerly was head driving instructor for the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
ZAC ANDERSON
Zac’s early Kart racing history includes eight wins, four podium finishes and two track records.

Zac comes to Rev It Up® with three years of kart racing experience that resulted in eight wins, four podium finishes and two track records. He also has two years of SCCA Solo competition under his belt where he has claimed three wins. Additionally, Zac has raced for one year in Spec Miata competition and managed three wins, three poles, and a track record. His background as an instructor began in 2004 with the Mercedes AMG Challenge program. As if that weren’t enough, his interests include computers, rock climbing, and cycling.
KIM BROWER
A self-proclaimed tomboy, Kim has always had a love of cars and racing - from turning wrenches on her classic Mustang, to performance instructing in high-end exotics, to racing in NASCAR and ICSCC sanctioned events. In 1999, she joined with her father to build racing cars for competition at NASCAR-sanctioned tracks. After competing tenaciously for three years on ovals, Kim was introduced to road racing.

Since 2002, she has been racing both open-wheel and sports cars, including laps in Formula Vee’s and BMW’s. To date, she has managed to qualify twice on the pole for BMW events. In addition to competitive driving and working as a product specialist and pro driver for AMCI, Kim has been a racing instructor at ProFormance Racing School in the Northwest since 2003 – running Chevy Cavaliers and the “Lotus Experience” there.

Formerly an accountant at Eddie Bauer, Brower ditched office work to pursue a professional driving career. Racing against male competitors hasn’t been an issue for her, but those guys that do challenge Brower’s skills usually end up in her rearview mirror. Her talents are such that in 2003 a racing school in the Northwest brought her aboard to teach others how to skillfully handle a car around a track.

BILL COOPER
Bill Cooper has a celebrated background as both a journeyman racer and an instructor par excellence. “Coop” as he’s more affectionately known, is a seasoned veteran of the Bondurant School and has been instructing for over 24 years. However, it’s his list of instructees that draws attention with names like Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Ricky Rudd, Terry Labonte, Dale Jarrett, Mike Skinner, Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman.

His expertise comes from the wealth of experience he gained in a variety of driving arenas. He first became involved in autocrossing and club racing, then went through the Jim Russell School to get his license to race Formula Fords and Formula B (now Formula Atlantic). Looking for a summer job after college, he approached the Bob Bondurant School, got the job and didn’t leave the company for another 26 years.

“Coop” most recently drove in the SCCA World Challenge Series. Some of his more famous racing exploits include winning the Million Dollar Corvette Challenge at Sears Point in 1989, a victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona with Roush Racing, and a 1982 GT drive in the 24 Hour of Le Mans endurance race. Cooper also enjoyed a stint in NASCAR'S Winston Cup and has in excess of 300 professional race starts to his credit. When not instructing, Cooper drives for films and television commercials.
RICK DILORIO
Rick says he likes mountain biking, muscle cars and skiing. Not necessarily in that order. We’d guess the “muscle car” reference is the key.

Rick’s competitive experience includes three years autocrossing, four years Club racing, and eight years SCCA Pro racing in the World Challenge Series. He’s been an American Sedan champion, a T-1 champ, competed three times in the 24-Hours of Daytona, finishing 3rd in 2000, and competed in One Lap of America.

On the instruction side, in addition to his work with AMCI, Rick works for the Skip Barber Driving School as a racing/performance driving instructor. Rick has also been a Driver Coach for the Porsche Owners’ Club and the SCCA.

Rick has driven Product Intro Tours for Pontiac, Chrysler, and BMW.

RAYMOND DORPFELD

Raymond Dorpfeld’s automotive and motorsports experience began in the mid-1960s in drag racing, but it wasn’t long until he discovered the joys of road racing while stationed in England with the U.S. Air Force, where he was a jet aircraft mechanic.

In 1971, Dorpfeld began autocrossing, and a mere two years later he was entered in a variety of SCCA road race events. Dorpfeld also maintained a Formula Ford racing machine and was the car chief for a Porsche 935 IMSA team, which won the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance classic.

Dorpfeld’s additional experience includes involvement with a Porsche shop and their vintage racing efforts; Operations Manager for the Justin Bell Corvette School, where he instructed and developed school programs; and as an active ride-and-drive instructor for various companies and automobile manufacturers.


RENEE DUPUIS

Renee Dupuis first stepped into a race car, a Quarter Midget, at the age of four and a half, and in the next ten years she collected countless victories, set six track records and was the recipient of five “Driver of the Year” awards in those cars. At 15, Dupuis moved into a Pro Four Modified and in the following six years, she chalked up multiple feature wins and the 1994 Championship.

In 1996 Dupuis advanced to the NASCAR Modified division at the now defunct Riverside Park Speedway. There she earned the 1996 “Rookie of the Year” award, as well as seven ‘Most Popular Driver’ honors. Most notably, on April 24, 1999, Dupuis became the first and only female in Riverside’s 51-year history to record a NASCAR Modified feature event victory. In 2000, Dupuis was inducted into two separate sports exhibits in the “Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future” – an official Smithsonian Institution affiliate.

In early 2001, Dupuis was sidelined with injuries sustained in a violent SK Modified accident. After a lengthy recovery, in what was her only NASCAR Touring appearance of 2001, Renee came back by qualifying on the outside pole position.

For 2002 and 2003 she competed with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. In 2003, Dupuis showed improvement and became the first female to ever record a top-ten finish in the 19-year history of the Series. Dupuis continues to compete in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Dupuis has been the focus of countless local and regional television interviews, including on MSNBC and ESPN2, and has participated in numerous guest speaking/host engagements and charity events. She was also featured in the hardcover book Women in Motorsport from 1945 one of just 21 drivers from the western hemisphere - including Lyn. St. James, Janet Guthrie, Shirley Muldowney and Sarah Fisher. Dupuis is a member of the Lyn St. James Automotive Team, which is comprised of professional women drivers who broaden public awareness of automobile operation, maintenance and safety through instructional and entertaining events.

Dupuis also spent seven years as a columnist for Trackside magazine, where she wrote about new/improved racing products. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.


LOREN ELIMER
Loren Elmer has a long competitive résumé that began to build in 1969. He has raced in Trans-Am and IMSA events, has eight years of experience in formula car road racing, and four years in divisional Solo II autocross championships. Elmer is a veteran instructor who has taught at AMCI events and at the Skip Barber Driving School; he has also provided guidance for automobile owners’ clubs such as Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Pantera and others. Loren has a wide range of auto interests and involvement -- everything from Micro Midgets to Pro Vee to IMSA Pro Endurance racing to hill climbs to Formula Car road racing.
RON FIENI
Rev it Up Team Manager

Ron Fieni’s racing history dates back to when he was a young child growing up next to a dirt oval race track. He took his first ride around a track at age four and has been hooked ever since, beginning his career in go-karts.

Fieni started autocrossing, and after more than 200 events with a win ratio higher than 50%, he was off to road racing in Formula Vee, Formula Ford, Formula Super Vee and Touring Cars. In these cars, he set many track records and won numerous championships. He also enjoyed a brief stint in F5000 and has participated in motorcycle and Sprint Car competition.

Fieni has also been a test driver for many companies including Chevrolet, Mercedes, AMG, Dodge, Chrysler, BMW, Mazda, Volvo, Audi, Toyota, Honda, VW, Hummer, Cadillac, Porsche, Maserati, Goodyear, and Falken Tire. Fieni has also driven in professional stunts and commercials, as well as consulted for prominent automotive publications such as Automobile, Car and Driver and Road & Track.

Adding to Fieni’s resume is his 25-plus years of racing coaching/instructing work at the Skip Barber Racing School, the Dodge Driving School, the Stock Car Racing School, SCCA Driving Schools, BMW and other marque driving schools and track events.

Fieni love of speed has also taken him into the air in a U.S. Navy F-4 Fighter Jet and down icy chutes as a luge racer – he was even invited to try out for the 1980 Olympic luge team.

Fieni has been with AMCI for over seven years and is currently National Program Manager.

ROGER FOO
Roger made his first foray into racing at SCCA Club events in 1985. He has been a National Autosport Association instructor and driver since 1996.

In 2000, he progressed to touring cars and, in 2001, he ran a full touring car season. He earned Rookie of the Year honors that year. In 2002, Roger campaigned a car in the Speed Touring Car season, recording three
C. CHRIS MITCHUM

With years of motorsports experience under his belt, as well as a business degree from James Madison University, Virginia Beach native C. Chris Mitchum has created an impressive resume for himself, with accomplishments ranging from instructing, test driving, racing, consulting and management in a variety of racing series and automotive positions.

Mitchum has been a driving instructor at Skip Barber Racing, BSR and NASA schools and events. He’s also operated as the team manager and driver of the PMR Racing program with experience in the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance races, and was responsible for all aspects of the professional race team, including sponsor relations, budgeting, race strategy and team personnel, and did the same for Jack Lewis Enterprises entries at the Rolex 24. He has also operated as a race mechanic and driver assistant for Smart Racing technology in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series (2006), working with such professional drivers as Dario Franchitti, Milka Duno and Olivier Beretta.

Mitchum is also an accomplished professional driver, with multiple wins and track records in the Factory Five Cobra Challenge Series, a 2002 championship win and 2003 second place in championship n the Stock Car Championship Series, multiple invitations to the SCCA Valvoline Runoffs and a variety of experience in the Grand American Road Racing Series, operating as a test driver of the first Daytona Prototype vehicles for Chase Competition Engineering, and multiple drivers in the GT class.


Michum has worked with AMCI for more than four years assisting in a variety of driver programs for Mercedes, Lexus, Chrysler, Jeep, Scion, Mazda and Cadillac.

GARRETT M. NAPIER

At just 18 years old, Rev It Up™ 2007 driving instructor Garrett Napier possesses a resume that long-time professional drivers would envy. Hailing from Plano, Texas and currently enrolled in collegiate engineering courses, Napier has years of karting experience and is well on his way to racing superstardom. Napier’s karting career started in local Texas competition, but after a few championships he quickly progressed through the ranks and now is competing on a national and international level as a factory driver for multiple kart manufacturers – a similar path taken by current racing stars in NASCAR and Formula 1 series.

Napier has won six championships in North Texas Karters competition; has chalked up four top-five and six top-ten finishes in the SKUSA series; driven to five top-three finishes in the KART Grand National series; and has achieved national ranking and a top five finish in the STARS of Karting competition, a series in which he is currently competing in the Intercontinental A (100cc) class.

Napier is living his dream as a racer and racing instructor, with the mantra “the key to success is a willingness and desire to work harder than those around you, while maintaining a passion and love for the sport.”

JIM OURAND

Jim Ourand has been an autocross racer for more than 30 years and has more than 15 years experience competing in and managing events for a variety of automotive marketing companies.

After a stint in the U.S. Air Force that included time in Maine, Spain, and Texas, Ourand relocated to southern California, where he spent 20 years in the aircraft manufacturing business with General Dynamics Convair. Ourand then combined his passion for automobile racing with entrepreneurship, creating a business providing computerized signs and banners, with an emphasis on race vehicle numbers and graphics.

Ourand has owned, modified and raced a variety of cars from British to Japanese to American. Currently he’s running Corvette in a variety of road racing events.

GREG THEK

Greg Thek began racing karts at the tender age of 11, and throughout his karting years, he achieved more than 100 podium finishes, including more than 40 wins, with several club championships, two IKF (International Kart Federation) Regional Championships, and a second place finish at the IKF Grand Nationals.

Soon after his karting success, Thek attended the Jim Russell Racing School, and was a finalist in the Graduate Runoffs. The following year, Thek competed in the Formula Russell Championship, and despite running a partial schedule, collected three wins, two second place finishes, and two third place finishes. Thek then moved to the Barber Dodge Series, and in only four races, he finished first, second and third.

Thek continues to pursue a professional racing career, as well as operating as a racing instructor at the Skip Barber Racing School and Rev It Up™ 2007.


CAROLINE WRIGHT
Caroline was the first woman to win a Grand Am Cup Series race with her 2003 win at Daytona in a Chevrolet. A three-time SCCA Division Champion, she has also raced in World Challenge GT, Neon Challenge, HSR, and the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Caroline was also a Valvoline National Runoffs Competitor from 1994-99 with 37 career victories, 27 podium finishes, and17 lap records.

A former major-market broadcaster, Wright was also the first female professional racing series track announcer. In addition to two years as the announcer for Rev It Up®, she has called races for Champ Car, World Challenge and Trans-Am.

Caroline has experience as an instructor with the SCCA, Ferrari Dallas and Ferrari Houston