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2013 Eastern Majors Champion American Sedan
2013 Southeast Division National Champion American Sedan

2 wins at Summit Point
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Crew Chief Doug Christensen Enjoying Victory Lap

SCCA 3 Time National Champion GT-5 Jeff Werth
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6 wins in 6 starts showed that extensive testing and development in the off season with AEC Racing Engines and technical support  has shown the  2014 season was a perfect one. Werth Race Engineering will be making a bid for the run in the SCCA Pro Racing Division under the TransAm race series.    Please check back as we are in talks with several manufactures to test and highlight new products and services.

Driver Profile and History

The Driver

 

            Jeff Werth has been racing cars since 1984.  His first

 year, he won 2 autocross championships as well as best in class

at the World of Wheels car show with a Datsun 510.  He eventually graduated to the road racing ranks, but Jeff did not forget his racing roots.  He  autocrossed his 510 off and on until 1992, when he won  his 6th autocross championship. 

 

Faster had to be better, so in 1985, he raced in the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) Improved Touring Class (ITC) at Summit Point Raceway in his 2nd Datsun 510.  This was Jeff’s first of many road racing championships.  Jeff moved on to SCCA’s GT (Grand Touring) class in 1987 after winning 2 Mid-Atlantic Road Racing ITC Championships.  He remained loyal to Datsun but switched to a 210 for the GT5 class.  He competed at the  Regional level for 1 year, won the championship and in 1988 moved to the National level.  This began his incredible string of 4 straight SCCA Southeast Division National championships in GT5. 

 

Jeff first earned an invitation to attend the SCCA National Championships (“the Runoffs”) in 1988.  Incredibly, he won the Bronze Medal in GT5!  Podium finishes became a habit for Jeff.  Over the next 6 years racing a Datsun 210, he subsequently won 3 Silver Medals and 3 National Championships (two at Road Atlanta and the first ever National Champion at Mid-Ohio. 

 

Some of his awards include the Washington, DC Region’s Dick Lord Trophy and Frank Pohanka Award.  The Nissan Motorsports Corporation bestowed upon him its “Nissan Rising Star Award.”   SportsCar Magazine named Jeff one of road racing’s “Rising Stars” in 1992.

 

    CHAMPIONSHIPS



..  2013 SCCA Eastern Majors National Champion A-Sedan

..  2013 SCCA Southeast Division National Champion A-Sedan

..  2011 SCCA National Points Champion A-Sedan

..  2011 SCCA Southeast Division National Champion A-Sedan

      2010 SCCA National Championships Silver Medalist A-Sedan

      2010 SCCA Southeast Division Silver Medalist

      1994 SCCA National Champion GT-5

      1993 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs Silver Medalist GT-5

      1992 SCCA National Champion GT-5

               SCCA Solo II Northeast Division Champion E-Prepared

      1991 SCCA National Champion GT-5

              SCCA Southeast Division National Champion GT-5

      1990 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs Silver Medalist GT-5

               SCCA Southeast Division National Champion GT-5

      1989 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs Silver Medalist GT-5

               SCCA Southeast Division National Champion GT-5

      1988 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs Bronze Medalist GT-5

               SCCA Southeast Division National Champion GT-5

      1987 SCCA Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series

(“MARRS”) Regional Champion GT-5

     Metropolitan Washington Sports Car Council  (“MWSCC”)

     Autocross Champion C-Modified

 1986 SCCA MARRS Regional Champion

     Improved Touring C (“ITC”)

     Bill Scott Racing “Sunrise Series” Champion ITC

      (Pro Series for all IT Cars)

      MWSCC Autocross Regional Champion C-Modified

1985 SCCA MARRS Regional Champion ITC

               Bill Scott Racing “Sunrise Series” Champion ITC

               MWSCC Autocross Regional Champion C-Modified

1984 MWSCC Autocross Champion C-Modified

               Baltimore Area Sports Car Council (“BASCC”)

               Autocross Champion C-Modified

 

 

    RACING RECORD

 

        A-Sedan Chevrolet Camaro

2013 5 poles in 6 races

                      6 wins (all Majors) at Sebring (2) 

                      Road Atlanta (2) Summit Point (2)

                      Race lap record at Road Atlanta --> 1:37:1

                      Race lap record at Summit Point --> 1:21:481

   Eastern Conference Majors Champion –American Sedan

   Southeast Division National Champion-American Sedan

 

 2011 5 Pole Positions in 8 Race

                4 Wins Sebring(1) Homestead(2),Summit Point

               (1) 1 DNF (Sebring),  VIR 2nd, VIR 3rd,

               Road America 2nd

               Race Lap Record at Sebring(2:25:8)

                

 2010 5 Pole Positions in 9 Races

             3 Wins, 4 Seconds, 2 Thirds  NO DNF's

               Race Lap Record at Summit Point (1.21.9)

                and Homestead (1.29.7)

 

 

GT-5 Nissan 210

 

 1994 4 Pole Positions in 4 Races

             3 Wins, 1 Third

               Race Lap Record at Road Atlanta (1.36.6)

                and Mid-Ohio (1.43.644)

   Qualifying Lap Record at Mid-Ohio (1.42.401),

   Summit Point (1.26.279) and Road Atlanta (1.36.529)

1993 5 Pole Positions in 5 Races

               4 Wins

               Race Lap Record at Road Atlanta (1.38.30)

1992 4 Pole Positions in 4 Races

               4 Wins

1991 7 Pole Positions in 7 Races

               6 Wins (2 overall in group), 1 Third

               Qualifying Lap Record at Summit Point (1.26.4)

               Race Lap Record at Charlotte Motor Speedway

               (1.26.03 - unofficial)

1990 6 Pole Positions in 7 Races

               6 Wins

               Qualifying Lap Record at Summit Point (1.27.580)

               Race Lap Record at Summit Point (1.27.856)

               Pole Position at Valvoline Runoffs (1.39.501)

               9 Lap Shootout Winner at Valvoline Runoffs

 1989 9 Pole Positions in 9 Races

               8 Wins, 1 Second

1988 4 Pole Positions in 11 Races

               6 Wins, 2 Seconds, 3 DNS

1987 8 Pole Positions in 10 Races

               7 Wins, 1 Second, 1 Fifth

 

            IT-C Nissan 510

 

1985 - 1986

               10 Wins in 15 Races

Race Lap Records at

Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.36.98),

Mid-Ohio (1.59.85) and Summit Point (1.37.80)

 

 

    SPECIAL AWARDS

 

2011 SCCA National Points Champion -

Recognized the driver who earned the most points in the

American Sedan National Racing Series.

1992 Frank S. Pohanka Jr. Annual Award - Presented for

outstanding performance by an SCCA Washington, DC

 Region member in an owner driven and prepared

 production car or sedan

 

1992 SCCA “Star Search” selection - Recognized the

accomplishments and outstanding talents of ten drivers who

hope to become professional drivers by understanding and

excelling at all aspects of successful racing

 

1989 SCCA Southeast Division Valvoline Points Champion -

Recognized the driver who earned the most points in any

National class in the Southeast Division

  

1987 Dick Lord Trophy - Recognized the driver who prepared

his own car and earned the most points in any Regional

class in the Washington, DC Region

 

1984 through 1986 - Won first in the Road Racing class at the

World of Wheels show

 

 

    INSTRUCTOR

 

1985 through 1995 SCCA road racing schools at Summit Point

 

1983 through 1994 BMW, Mazda, Mercedes and

Porsche Clubs’ driving schools at Summit Point

 

    OCCUPATION

 

2000 to Present Senior Engineer, Hughes LLC

1997 to 2000 Product Engineer, Hughes Network Systems

1994 to 1997 Senior Department Coordinator,

Hughes Network Systems

1981 to 1994 Automotive Specialist, ASE Master Technician,

General Motors Certified and Service Master 

1984 to Present Owner, Werth Race Engineering

 (automotive consulting and maintenance)

 

 

    EDUCATION

 

1994 through 1997 University of Maryland,

University College, BS, Management Studies

 

1981 through 1987 University of Maryland,

Industrial Technology

 

2008 Graduate Skip Barber Advanced Racing School

 

 

    PERSONAL

 

      Residence Silver Spring, Maryland

      Age 55

      Married Shawn Woodhead Werth