The American Road Race of Champions is one of the premiere events on the US Road Racing circuit and is a highly sought after title. We are so happy to have Rossini powered team mates Danny Steyn and Michael Carter starting on the front row of the grid for the 2016 American Road Race of Champions. This was Steyn’s 5th ARRC pole qualifying run, quite an achievement.
Despite starting on the front row and working together in the draft, Steyn and Carter were no match for Jim Drago who just drove away from the Rossini team mates to win his first ARRC title. Steyn and Carter hung on gamely and had to settle for 2nd and 3rd. After the race, on the podium, 16 year old Carter showed his complete lack of experience, being unable to get the cork off his Champagne bottle and was thoroughly doused by Drago and Steyn.
Steyn was able to go out later in the day and clinch his fifth ARRC title winning the STL Race. Steyn has three Spec Miata ARRC titles, and Carter has finished on the podium the last two years.