Touring Car A #11 Honda Civic Si.
18-year-old, Type 1 Diabetic, Pelletier returns for his third year with the Drive4Diabetes.com Driver Development Program.
Pelletier participated in the 2013 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car series under the program coaching of co-pilot and BMW factory driving instructor Johan Schwartz, Indy
Car driver Charlie Kimball and A1GP/ALMS BMW RLL driver Jonathan Summerton.
Pelletier finished in the top ten at every race attended during his inaugural season.
In 2014 Pirelli World Challenge Challenge, Pelletier working with D4D program guest coach Todd Snyder at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, qualified on pole, won his TCB race, and set a new track record in the process.
Pelletier was the 2014 Canadian, open wheel, F1600 SS Champion and F1600 Vice Champion piloting a Honda Powered Mygale for Britain West Motorsports & Brian Herta Autosport.
In addition Pelletier was selected to represent Team Canada at the 2104 Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and finished 14th overall out 56 world class young open wheel drivers.
For 2015 Pelletier moved up to the Canadian F2000 Series and finished the season as Vice Champion.
Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2007 at age 10. The negatives of diabetes are well documented but this young driver chooses to look for the positives in everything.
Pelletier uses his diabetes as a driving energy to help raise awareness and show people diagnosed with diabetes that they can do anything they dream if they are determined to manage their diabetes properly.
is founder and principal of Garrett Racing & The Drive4Diabetes.com program.
Donner has a background in media, internet technology and marketing and has a long family history in the automotive industry from his Grandfather Frederic Donner who was General Motors Corp. chairman and inductee to the Automotive Hall of Fame and his father who was a motorsports enthusiast and financial analyst for Texaco Oil.
For the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge season Donner led the Garrett/Drive4Diabetes.com team to the podium at every event attended in the touring car class.
The team garnered five poles, four wins, six podiums, nine top five finishes, four fastest laps and seven specialty awards, helping American Honda secure their first manufacturers championship in touring car B.
Donner has competed successfully since 2003 in Porsche and Ferrari products. For 2011 Donner developed and campaigned the Honda Performance Development - Goodyear sponsored #12 Acura TSXR in the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championships. Running an abbreviated schedule, Donner led the Garrett/APD team to a podium finish at every race attended and 3rd place in championship points for the season.
In addition Donner is a driving instructor for the Tire Rack's Street Survival Teen Driving School program and is uniquely qualified to work with the team's young development program drivers, as his mother suffered from Type 2 diabetes.
Touring Car A #11 Honda Civic Si.
Miller joins as the teams new in house driver coach and co-driver of the #11 American Diabetes Association/American Honda/Carsquare /Stop Diabetes Honda Civic Si in Touring Car.
Miller is a professional sports car racer and coach with over a decade of experience in a wide variety of vehicles and on most racetracks in North America.
Miller ran the 2014 season with Compass360 Racing in the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge ST class and select Pirelli World
Challenge races in the #68 Cawley Motorsports/Loud Bastard Honda Civic Si in the Touring Car class.
In addition Miller we will be running a full IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season in the RennSport One Porsche Cayman.
Returning Guest Development Coach.
Born and raised in Denmark, racing and automobiles have been Schwartz's passion from a very young age. Schwartz came to the US to finish his college education and pursue racing on a regular basis.
After working for Fidelity and Mullens Advertising, Schwartz founded Endurance Karting, an arrive and drive karting program that holds events up and down the East Coast.
For the last 10 years Schwartz has been a succesful compettitor in SCCA, NASA, and Grand-AM racing, in 2011 he became a factory driving instructor at BMW Performance Center in Greenville, SC.
In the 2012 inaugural year for the B-Spec class, Schwartz piloted a MINI Cooper in the final Grand Am race at Lime Rock, where he took pole and finished in P2,14/100 of second behind the race winning Honda Fit.
In 2013, after participating in a drive4diabetes program testing and guest coaching day at Virginia International Raceway with development driver Chase Pelletier and guest coach, IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball, Schwartz joined the team for the balance of the Pirelli World Challenge season.
Schwartz put in strong drives for the team at Sonoma finishing in the top ten in his first outing and the season finale in Houston finishing in P4 while setting the fastest race laps of all Honda's in the field.
Additionally Schwartz put himself and the automobile manufactures BMW in the world record books this past year setting the record for the longest drift in history. Schwartz piloted a BMW M5 Sedan in a more than 51 mile effort, shattering the existing record, while raising more than $25,000 for the BMW Pro-Am Charity and generating more than 1 Million Youtube and Vimeo video views along the way.
For the 2014 season Schwartz drove the Stop Diabetes Honda Fit to three poles, four wins,
and seven specialty awards for the Drive4diabetes.com team.
“If we can provide the catalyst and inspire one person, male, female, adult or child, to live out their dream and show them that diabetes is a manageable challenge, then this program has done it’s job and I am proud to be part of it.” - Johan Schwartz