S.A.C. Racing, based in Stratford, CT, is announcing a new, five-car team that will compete in the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Series. Two of the S.A.C. Mazda MX-5’s will race in the Touring Car (TC) class, with three MX-5’s in Touring Car A (TCA).
The team will be ready for the season opener at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, and will contest all of the events on the 2016 schedule.
The team owner is Ademir Fedumenti, who has decades of racing experience as a driver, Master Mechanic and car builder, as well as a team owner in the United States and Brazil, his native country. His teams and cars have won championships in high level professional and club racing, including open wheel cars and sports cars.
Elivan Goulart, Fedumenti’s son, will drive one of the team’s TCA entries. He is a four-time SCCA Runoffs champion with two titles in F500, one in TCU and one in Spec Miata. Goulart spent his early years in karting with much success. He has previously raced in World Challenge, most recently last year with a TCA win, three poles and a new track record at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Goulart qualified fourth in the GT class at the 2012 Grand Am Rolex race at New Jersey Motorsports Park, driving the Limitless Racing Audi R8. He was also the 2004 SCCA Pro Cooper Tires Series champion. Goulart is the Vice-President of the Sports Car Drivers Association (SCDA) and is a certified Sales Coach and Instructor for Volkswagen of America.
Matt Fassnacht, of Madison, New Jersey, will also drive one of the S.A.C. TCA Mazdas. He started racing in 2009 in the Skip Barber Mazdas Speed Challenge Series. He then moved into Spec Miata and has had success in SCCA Majors and Regional events. He also ran several IMSA Continental Tire Challenge races in 2013 and 2014 in the Street Turner Class. Fassnacht is a stock analyst for a money management firm in New York and New Jersey.
Dr. Dan Williams will also pilot an S.A.C. TCA Mazda MX-5. Dan, who is an anesthesiologist and a former skier for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, is from Scottsbluff, Nebraska . He began racing in 2011, finishing 12th in a 24 hours of Lemons event in a Toyota MR-2. He has raced NASA and Skip Barber Mazda Speed Challenge events since then. He was a NASA Coastal Championship winner in 2014 and 2015 in spec 944. He was also part of the team that won the E2 class in 2013 at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
Anthony Geraci, of Glen Head, NY will compete in TC with his Mazda MX-5. Geraci started his racing career in 2011 with a podium at Monticello Motor Club driving a BMW M3. He won a club championship at Monticello in 2011. He then moved on to various race series, including Ferrari Challenge in the 360 class and Porsche Club of America with a Cayman, with several first place and podium finishes. In 2013 he joined S.A.C. in Spec Miata, where he has become a top ten driver in SCCA Majors races. He made his pro debut at Lime Rock Park in 2014, racing in the ST class as part of the MSA Continental Tire Challenge, followed by a GS race at Watkins Glen with co-driver Shane Lewis. He also raced in the Ferrari Challenge 430 class at events in 2015. Geraci is the President and owner of the European Granite and Marble Group, which specializes in the import and distribution of high end granite and marble products for construction and renovation projects.
Dan Moen, of Rindge, New Hampshire, will drive the other TC entry for S.A.C. Racing. Moen started racing in 2007 with the Skip Barber Formula Car Series, then ran in the Skip Barber Mazda Speed Challenge starting in 2009. He has raced Spec Miata with S.A.C. in SCCA Majors and Regional events for the last several years. He was the Grand Master Champion for the Skip Barber Mazda Speed Challenge in 2010 and is a two time winner of the Spec Miata Class (with Goulart as his co-driver) in the annual Last Chance Enduro event at Watkins Glen. Moen is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Trinity Health-New England, a three hospital health system in western MasS.A.C.husetts and Connecticut.
Team owner Fedumenti and all of the S.A.C. drivers are looking forward with great enthusiasm to being a part of Pirelli World Challenge Series. “We had several choices as to which pro series we wanted to race with”, said Fedumenti. He added, “It became clear to us that Pirelli World Challenge was an easy choice due to the professionalism of the series, growing car counts in all classes, the sprint race format, resulting in action packed, door to door racing and the tremendous value PWC brings to its teams and the drivers. It is an honor for us to go racing in Pirelli World Challenge!”
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