Dennis has been competing for many years with his own classic Mini in regional and national Autocrosses. His 'green machine' has been the standard to beat at most Mini Meets since the early 1980's. The "Monte Mini" that will be raced at the Vintage Event has competed at almost every west coast venue for the last 25+ years. The "Monte" has been presented as a copy of the very famous factory rally Mini Cooper that won the Monte Carlo rally in 1967. The "Monte" has been preserved by Don Racine to very classic standards with a full race 1293cc engine complete with SU Carbs. Don Racine is the founder and president of Mini Mania, the largest worldwide supplier of performance parts and accessories for the Mini Cooper range of products.
The 2nd weekend in October marks the running of the 5th CSRG CHARITY CHALLENGE at Infineon Raceway. Appearing along with the myriad of exciting CSRG participants will be the cars of the Historic Grand Prix Group, the historic NASCAR Group and Formula Junior. This CHARITY CHALLENGE weekend is a great opportunity for CSRG and all of its friends to again contribute to a great cause – the needy children of Sonoma County and celebrate CSRG's 41 racing season. Through Speedway Children's Charities we have been able to donate $367K in the last four years to the needy children of Sonoma County. All of the receipts from the ticket sales, track ride-arounds, Friday night dinner, and live and silent auctions will again be donated directly to the Speedway Children's Charities.