An interview with Logan Dernoshek from Charlotte NC. His #37 1966 Yenko Stinger got on the Podium at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix soon after this interview.
Logan's father was THE original mechanic on this Yenko Corvair. This interview was done before Logan had his 2nd place podium finish at BeaveRun in his 1966 "Yenko Stinger"
Great to see the Yenko name back on the podium!
Logan competed in Group 5: LeMans, which is
Pre-1960 over 2 Litres production cars and specials. Examples include Austin-Healey, Jaguar, MG, Maserati, Mini-Cooper and Aston Martin. Also includes pre-1960 Sports Racers over 1.1 Litres and Post 1960 Production under 1.6 Litres.
VRG Classes C2, C3, C5 D1, D2, E3 and G1
This the Sunday July 15 fifteen lap sprint race or Race No. 3 at the
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. The car is a 1965 Corvair Yenko Stinger
clone. The track is BeveRun in Wampum PA.
James Reeve Returns 2011 Road Atlanta
The return to racing of Yenko Stinger racing legend James J. Reeve Jr.
Back in the mid 70's James was a thorn in the side of the British and
Datsun factory teams. James in his 1966 Yenko Stinger Corvair running as a
privateer was able to beat the likes Group 44, Huffaker and Datsun factory
backed teams in SCCA D-Production road racing at the national championship
level. I offered my Yenko Stinger Corvair for James to drive in the 2011
Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) annual Mitty race at Road Atlanta the
weekend of April 29-May 1. James certainly didn't disappoint us Corvair
types this weekend. We were only beaten by a very well driven, and fast,
Lotus Super 7 driven by Bill Bartlett also from Atlanta. Thanks again
PVGP 2010 Laps around BeaveRun in Audi S4
Both at BeaveRun and at Schenley Park race drivers take some time off at
Lunch for "Charity Rides" : Spectators can make a donation and then take a
few laps around the track with a race driver. 2010's Marque of the Year is
Audi. So check out the video and take a few laps around BeaveRun in a new
This car is right off the showroom floor and onto the Track. The
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix wishes to thank Audi for all of the events
they participated in in our 2010 Marque of the year celebration
2012 Mitty Road Atlanta Saturday Corvairs
2012 Mitty Road Atlanta Saturday Corvairs. Qualifying and Feature race for
April 28, 2012 Photos at
Al Wicht 3
David Clemens 24
Rick Norris 36
Spencer Shepard 66
Mike Levine 4
Eddie Meadows 062
Jim Schardt 7
Dave Edsinger 18
Michael LeVeque 23
Robert Coffin 31
Bob Storc 35
Norman Latulippe 41
Curtis Wood 46
James Reeve, Jr. 51
Warren LeVeque 93
Vintage 8 MM movie footage from Mike Levine taken at Road Atlanta, August
1977 of David MacIntosh in his Buick powered mid-engine Corvair running in
A Sports Racing. This was his first time out and he won his overall class.
The engine is a big block Buick 430 cubic inch with two 850 Holley carbs on
an Offy intake!
Elkhart Lake Pit Scenes June Sprints 1963
Film shots from Elkhart Lake Pits in 1963. Features drivers Augie Pabst,
Dr. Dick Thompson, and Don Yenko. Cars include Corvette Stingray, Corvette
Grand Sport, Meister Brauser Chaparral. Rare film of Experimental Corvair
Monza SS and Monza GT.
Ford GT40 Mk V at BeaveRun PVGP 2010
1966 Ford GT40 MKV owned by Racer Robert Anderson. Robert raced in Group 4:
Trans Am at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historic Races at BeaveRun.
The Trans Am series is the Post 1960 Production cars over 2.5 Litres,
featuring American muscle cars such as Mustang, Corvette, Camaro, Cobra, GT40 along with
Porsche and Datsun. Post 1960 Sports racers over 2 Litres.
VRG Classes C4, E1, F1, and F2.
As you can hear in the interview this Mk V is a very rare car: only about
37 where made in production. This car raced at the Targa Florio
The Mitty 2011 James Reeve Race 1
Yenko Stinger racing legend James J. Reeve Jr. returns to racing after a 25
year absence driving Jeff Moore's Yenko Stinger #YS095. It was a blast!