openPR Logo
Press release

Father’s Day Weekend Features Legendary Historic Race Cars and Father/Son Team

06-13-2019 10:55 AM CET | Sports

Press release from: Sponsor PR & Marketing

/ PR Agency: Sponsor PR & Marketing
The Racine father/son team race the famous Unsbee Mini's on Father's Day this weekend.

The Racine father/son team race the famous Unsbee Mini's on Father's Day this weekend.

Two legendary race cars that began their winning legacy at Blackhawk Farms Raceway return more than 40 years after their debut at this weekend’s Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association Blackhawk Vintage Classic XXVII event in South Beloit, IL.

The father and son duo of Don and Dennis Racine from California are competing in the Unsbee family race Mini’s of the 1970s, which were part of the three-car Peterman Unsbee Racing Enterprises (PURE) team that won numerous races and championships across the Midwest sports car racing scene.

Don is piloting the #61 Mini that John Unsbee won with while Dennis is driving Randy Unsbee’s #62 championship winner. The location of the third Mini, the #63 driven by the late Bill Peterman who also won a championship, is unknown. The Unsbee’s were from La Grange, IL and the team operated out of Westmont facilities of Braley Electric Service.

Don and Dennis just came from racing both Minis at Colorado’s Pueblo Motorsports Park last weekend during the Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing 2019 Thunder on the Arkansas. Dennis scored a first and a second place finish in the #62 and Don took #61 to third and fourth place finishes.

Don has raced almost every type of sports car since the 1970s, including formula cars, sports racers, and sedans at more than thirty tracks in the USA, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom, and Canada. Like many, he began by volunteering at events and autocrossing before graduating to a variety of racing cars while developing a love for Mini Coopers. Sourcing parts for the growing numbers of Minis he owned led to founding Mini Mania in Nevada City, CA, an import business that’s flourished into the leading restoration and performance parts supplier for both Classic Minis and the new BMW MINI.

He has won numerous Classic Mini races in recent years, including events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and California’s Sonoma, Laguna Seca and Coronado racing circuits, to name a few.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Dennis’ earliest memories are of when his parents purchased a Mini Woody station wagon. He also began with autocrossing and helping on his dad’s cars while growing up. Dennis has owned more than 20 Minis and has been road racing them for the past 14 years with numerous victories.

The #62 Unsbee Mini was featured in a recent issue of “Victory Lane” magazine:

Spectators are welcome to this weekend’s event for a $10 donation to the Shriners. Camping is free. For more information, please visit

Both cars will also be featured at the 60th Anniversary Mini Race set at Portland International Raceway for the Sept. 6-8 weekend, part of Columbia River Classic and 2019 Portland ABFM Celebrating 43 Years, Saluting Sixty Years of MINI. The official race website is

Randy Unsbee, Sponsor PR & Marketing, 1260 NE 20th St., Gresham, OR 97030
Phone 5039123870

Sponsor PR & Marketing provides expert, award-winning, and proven results for clients from small business to the Fortune 100.

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Father’s Day Weekend Features Legendary Historic Race Cars and Father/Son Team here

News-ID: 1773883 • Views: 160

More Releases for Mini Unsbee Dennis

Mi Rancho® Names Dennis Cole Director of Retail Sales
Industry Veteran with 30 Years of Food Sales and Distribution Experience Selected to Expand Mi Rancho's Retail Channel. San Leandro, CA, USA -- Mi Rancho® (, a Bay Area food innovator in the production and global distribution of tortillas and Mexican foods, today announced the appointment of Dennis Cole to the position of Director of Retail Sales. Cole will replace the retired Frank Palladino, who launched Mi Rancho's retail expansion in
Dennis Sabo is in Gallery's Artist Showcase
Jupiter, FL, USA (July 16, 2014) -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that fine art photographer Dennis Sabo is their newest featured artist. He will now be presented in the Gallery's Artist Showcase section for the next month. Dennis Sabo, a Loudon, Tennessee resident, is an internationally honored photographer specializing in contemporary abstract, landscape, and seascape photography. His fine art prints interweave his creative
ChemADVISOR Proudly Announces Hiring of Dennis Deily
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – ChemADVISOR, Inc., the indispensable source for Environmental, Health, Safety and Transportation information is proud to announce the hiring of Dennis Deily. Mr. Deily served for over 20 years as a senior manager of Eastman Kodak’s regulatory and business development teams with an emphasis on global product registration, hazard communication and hazardous materials transportation compliance. Deily’s proven background as a regulatory expert and high-level manager will help ChemADVISOR
Dennis Grzywinski Joins Chicagoland Sunbelt as Business Broker
Chicago, January 18, 2010 – Chicagoland Sunbelt (, a business brokerage firm focused on companies in Northern Illinois and Indiana, announces today that Dennis Grzywinski, has joined the firm as a business broker. “Dennis has a wealth of experience in sales,” stated Domenic Rinaldi, Managing Partner of Chicagoland Sunbelt, “We believe that his experience in negotiating transactions for business owners will assist our clients as they go from offer to