Donna
Gilio

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 Donna races in the Mazda MX-5 Cup Series. Results from the first practice session for Sunday's Round Four SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup race part of the Mazda Grand Prix of Portland, Donna placedd 12th out of 29 cars.

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 Type of Racing: Sports Car

Race Series: NASA SCCA SF Region, Mazda MX-5 Cup Series

Grand American Cup Road Racing series

Introduction: Donna first started out driving a 1991 ZR1 Corvette in the NASA HPDE program in 2002. The motor racing bug hit her and she decided to get her racing license in 2003.

She joined up with Team Metric Motorsports and started racing a 1990 Honda Civic SI in the Nasa Honda Challenge series and enduro events late in 2003. Her first race she entered was a 3 hour enduro at Buttonwillow, at night and in the rain !! Her next race was with Team Metric Motorsports and won the 1st annual NASA 25 Hour enduro at Thunderhill in the E3 division. In 2004 she won the Honda Challenge H-4 season championship.

In 2005 She joined forces with REC Motorsports and raced a 1992 Acura Integra in the Honda Challenge series and SCCA SF Region in ITX. Ron Carroll, her teammate raced the ITA Class. She finished 2nd overall in the season championships in ITX and went on to break several track records in the process.

In the past, she has raced motocross, downhill skiing and mountain bikes.

Current Season: This season Donna is racing both NASA and SCCA SF Region in both ITA /ITX division. So far she has not lost a race and is currently the points leader in respective classes and has continued to break track records. She also tried her first Grand American Cup race at Mid-Ohio, joining forces with imotoracing. Despite Car troubles and a huge punt off the track, Donna still managed to finish a respectable 26th.

Racing Goals: For the 2007 racing season, Donna would like to race the entire Grand AM Cup series and continue to race with SCCA SF Region and try a different class. The working crew in the SF Region are like family. They are all great people.

Personal: Donna is single and lives in Minden, Nevada with her 2 children 7 and 11. She is also a level 3 certified ski instructor, aerobic instructor, rides motorcycles and is an avid surfer and mountain biker. Her other hobbies are cooking and gardening and reading books.

Special Thanks to: Donna wants to thank her children for putting up with her racing habit and going with her to the races.

She would also like to thank Ron Carroll from REC Motorsports for his endless support and belief in her ability to race. Thanks Ron! You're the best!

 

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2007 Schedule

MX-5 Cup Series

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