Kyle Marcelli is a professional racing driver residing in Ontario, Canada. Kyle made his rookie debut in the American Le Mans Series in 2010. During this series which ended in 2013, Kyle built a reputation of being a consistent front runner earning six pole positions, six wins and eighteen podiums. Since then, Kyle has been part of successful programs both in Prototype and GT in a number of series including the European Le Mans Series, the Grand Am Rolex SportsCar Series, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and the Pirelli World Challenge.
Kyle became an ambassador of Race For RP in 2016. He has participated in many events on and off the track in support of Race for RP’s mission to raise awareness about relapsing polychondritis (“RP”), drive efforts in medical research and ultimately find a cure for autoimmune diseases.
In 2017, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) and Marcelli Motorsports teamed up for a sponsorship program for the Detroit Grand Prix. As a result, Kyle raced the #96 AARDA / RP Chevrolet Camaro for Fields Racing Team in the Trans Am race in June 2017.
In 2018, as an ambassador for Race for RP and AARDA, Kyle and his co-driver, Nate Stacy, won back-to-back races at Sebring and Mid-Ohio in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Also at Mid-Ohio in 2018, AARDA, the Allegheny Health Network’s Autoimmunity Institute, and Race for RP teamed up to sponsor 3GT Racing’s #14 Lexus RC F GT3, which Kyle and his co-driver, Dominik Baumann, drove to victory in the GTD class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Kyle’s support of AARDA and Race For RP continues to generate public awareness about the need for autoimmune disease care and research by connecting with the vast motorsports audience.
Neil Langberg debuted in the Ferrari Challenge in Daytona in 2016. Neil drives the #153 Ferrari 488 Challenge car with the Scuderia Corsa team in the Ferrari North America Challenge series. Neil was always fascinated with performance vehicles. He started off driving BMWs, graduated to Porsches for many years until his wife, Nancy, suggested he test drive a Ferrari. From the moment he got behind the wheel, he knew going forward he would be a Ferrari driver. Under the driver development program, Neil began competing in Challenge races and continued to grow as an amateur driver under the instruction of top professional drivers.
Today, Neil and the #153 Race for RP Ferrari 488 Challenge car are regular fixtures on the North America circuit. In June 2018, Neil Langberg took his first podium in Coppa Shell Am when Scuderia Corsa celebrated its 100th team win during the Ferrari Challenge weekend at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal in the backdrop of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix — one of the largest attended motorsports events in the world. Neil is passionate about raising awareness for relapsing polychondritis and he is committed, on and off the track, to help accelerate research to find a cure.
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Brian Linn is the first racer to enter a single race car in two classes at the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) annual Runoffs and finish second both times. Both drives were outstanding efforts against defending National Champions and were enough to earn him the Road Racing Drivers Club’s Mark Donohue Award for 2007. The award, presented by the RRDC for outstanding performance, sportsmanship and competitiveness at the SCCA Runoffs held at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas, is named for the late Mark Donohue, the American road racing legend and 1967 President of the RRDC.
In 2016 Brian raced a 1972 MG Midget in both HP and FP at the SCCA Runoffs. Running in two classes, with one car, is no easy feat. That culminated in earning the Sunoco Hard Charger Award in FP and then the SCCA President’s Cup award for the best performance at the Runoffs. Brian has raced since his teens in cars including a Sprite, Spec Miata, Lotus 7, Honda CRX, and his MG Midget. Brian is also a talented artist who creats digital paintings of automobiles and race cars in his spare time.
Linn’s father, Jim Linn, started racing a Bugeye Sprite in the late 60’s. After trips to the Runoffs in ’79 and ’80 where Jim Linn raced, Brian began dreaming of winning his own championship. His first racing experience came in 1985 when his mother bought him entry in an SCCA Drivers School as a high school graduation present.
Jim Linn, eponymous founder of Linnspeed Racing, was born in Cincinnati, OH, but lit out for Southern California just as soon as he had a college degree in his back pocket. His racing career began in the early 1960’s with slalom events in the Hollywood Bowl parking lot, expanding quickly to track racing (“More time in the car,” he says) under the auspices of the SCCA. During the years that Jim successfully raced his Austin Healey Sprite in Cal Club’s H Production class, he also made a name for himself in the fabrication of fiberglass body parts – most famously, Bugeye bonnets – all while holding down his day job as a laser physicist. In the 1980’s, Jim and racing partner Tony Clifford competed in the Renault Alliance Cup. Later in that same decade, son Brian Linn joined Jim in SCCA regional racing, eventually carrying the torch of Linnspeed to two National Championships and multiple accolades, including the Mark Donohue Award and the President’s Cup.