The Adventure into Motorsports & the Automotive Industry

ronnie swyers

 

Ronnie was inspired at a young age from his late uncle, a local admired Northwest Porsche racer. At the age of 17 and a junior year in high school, he began building his first car auto shop class. Ronnie began auto racing the following year in the most hyper competitive class in the northwest earning numerous championships in SCCA & ICSCC regional and national divisions driving low horsepower front wheel drive and higher horsepower Showroom Stock GT cars. He started karting at the age of 29, about 20 years after most your racers, earning 2 SKUSA Regional Tour Championships in the highly competitive 125cc Shifterkart S2 class in 3 years.

With years of racing and coaching experience, Ronnie has earned his way into the core group of instructors you will find at the Ford Performance Racing School located just outside Salt Lake City at the Utah Motorsports Campus, formerly Miller Motorsports Park. Ronnie has been teaching, coaching and improving driver’s abilities for nearly 28 years. When not at the track you will find Ronnie at various automotive related programs from performance tire introductions to the latest in luxury car unveilings.

If you live in Oregon or Washington and visit the tracks often, you will probably find him among the group of racers enjoying the track life. Portland International Raceway and Oregon Raceway Park are what he considers his "home tracks".

 

Ronnie's Background in the Motorsports and Racing Industy

1988 - 1990 | Front wheel drive cars, hyper competitive H Production (1990 Championship winner)

1990 - 1993 | Instructor at Pitarresi Pro Drive, professional racing school and importer of the SkidCar.

1991 - 1993 | Showroom Stock GT, 3 time Northern Pacific Champion - 6th & 12th at SCCA Runoffs

1999 - 2001 | SKUSA Regional Pro Tour Champion, 125cc Shifter Kart - MBA, TonyKart SwedeTech Honda

2001           | Runner up - ShifterKart Challenge, IndyCar Support Race - Portland, Oregon, TonyKart SwedeTech Honda

2004 - 2006 | Team manager for Northwest AutoSport – Star Mazda Championship Series.

2007 - 2008 | Car Chief / Team MER in the Playboy MX-5 Cup SCCA Pro Series. Texas based Team MER – 3 Time Series Champions 2006-2008.

2006 - 2010 | Various driver coaching / driver development

2011 - Current | Various enduro series & sprint racing - 5.0 Ford Mustang / Performance Automotive Events

2011 - Current | Professional instructor with the Ford Performance Racing School, Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) – Toole, UT

2016 - Launch and branding start of Product41 | Product41.com a website for drivers

Ronnie Swyers, professional driver coach dedicated to improving the driving skills and speed of track day enthusiast and competitive minded motorsports drivers. 

 

bill hanel rosecup

Bill Hanel with his dad holding the
checkered flag,
Rose Cup Races.
Portland Oregon,
June 1976.

bill hanel

Bill Hanel - "Uncle Bill". His inspiration into the
world of Motorsports.

ronnie swyers rosecup

Ronnie Swyers with his mother holding the
checkered flag, Rose Cup Races.
Portland Oregon,
June 1991.