Mid-States Conference, Formula Enterprises
For Henry Donohoo, of Arvada, Colo., the Mid-States Conference Formula Enterprises title meant many things, aside from just being happy to have taken the championship.
“It shows how a small team can band together and accomplish something very memorable,” said Donohoo. “I had a great time traveling to each of the new track and meeting some really great people, for the first time. This win also gives me a great boost of confidence when it relates to my driving experience.”
Driving the No. 10 Mazda of Lakewood/Drone Motorsport Van Dieman FE 2003, Donohoo was one of 12 drivers in his class to take the green flag at Circuit of The Americas. Taking the flag on the world-class, Formula One circuit was his highlight of the year.
“I was even excited during the formation lap before the first race,” Donohoo said. “It was such an amazing feeling. Driving though Turns 19 and 20, on the the start/finish line was some of the most fun I’ve had in a racecar. I felt like a kid again. The fact that we had a huge field in our run group made the hard work on track that much more satisfying.”
Donohoo was the iron man of the class, running eight of 10 races in 2013. He was credited with six doubleheader wins from pole at Pikes Peak International Raceway, High Plains Raceway and Gateway Motorsports Park.
Without some outstanding assistance, Donohoo made it clear he would have not been able to put together the season that he did.
“I want to thank all the employees at Mazda of Lakewood, especially Mel Marquez, Brandi Marquez and Sherri Marquez,” Donohoo said. “I also want to thank Rand Donohoo, of Drone Motorsport, and Bill Spight. Last, but not least, I want to thank my crew, Cedric Donohoo and Brittany King.”
Donohoo is looking forward to next year’s edition of the Majors program, with an eye on the future growth of the program.
“I hope that, as this Majors program grows, we still continue to visit some of the premiere racetracks in the country,” Donohoo said. “It would be nice to have the series rotate to different venues, each year, to further challenge the drivers and crews of these race teams.”