Jeff Altenburg

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Jeff Altenburg
Nationality United States of America
Born (1962-12-10) December 10, 1962 (age 54)
Ellicott City, MD[1]
Current team Momentum Race Group
Former teams Genesis Racing; TriPoint Motorsports; Powell Motorsport; Rocketsport Racing; The Rolex Rotors;
Championships 2007 Mazda Touring Car Championship
Awards
  • 2000 BF Goodrich TransAM Series Rookie of the Year[2]
  • 2007 SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship;[2][3]

Jeff Altenburg is a professional race car driver born in the USA.[1] He has won sixteen national championships in both amateur and professional racing.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Altenburg attended Catonsville High School in Baltimore County, Maryland[4] and later attended the US Navy's Nuclear Power School.[2] He was married to Brenda Altenburg and has a daughter name Cloe.[2]

Racing career[edit]

Altenburg has competed in the BF Goodrich Trans Am Series, the Neon Challenge Series, the American Le Mans Series and the GrandAm Series.[2] He has collected more than 120 career wins and 16 championships, with a record-setting six consecutive wins in the PPG Neon Challenge championships.[5]

Genesis Racing[edit]

1999 and 2000, Altenburg Raced with Genesis in 4 events in their Hawk MD3R and BMW M3[6]

Tri-Point Motorsports[edit]

From 2002 until 2008 he competed in the SCCA Speed World Challenge Series racing as a Mazda Factory Driver for Tri Point Motorsports, first in their Mazda Protege Touring Cars and then in their Mazda 6 Touring Cars. In 2006, Altenburg earned six top-five finishes and three podiums and finished seventh in the Drivers' Championship.[2] In 2007 Altenburg and car chief Ron Carroll won the 2007 SPEED World Challenge Championship, by first winning at Sebring and Miller Motorsports Park.[2][3][7]

Powell Motorsport[edit]

In 2003, Altenburg joined Powell Motorsport two races into the 2003 11-race Grand AM Cup to finish the season in their #02 Rockland Standard Gear Corvette.[8]

Rocketsport Racing[edit]

In 2000 the racing technologies firm, Steele Racing Enterprises, Inc., headed by Robert Steele, partnered with the race team Rocketsport Racing, headed by Paul Gentilozzi, to field Altenburg as a contender for the BF Goodrich Trans Am Series and Rookie of the year.[5] Placing 3rd in the driver's championship with four podiums including a 3rd-place finish at his very first Trans Am Start in Sebring, Florida, Altenburg was awarded Rookie of the Year for the 2000 BF Goodrich Trans Am Series.[2]

The Rolex Rotors[edit]

The Rolex Rotors were a Go-Kart team with whom Altenburg raced with in May 2001 during the 'Three Hours of Go-Karting,' an event held as a precursor to the Six Hours of The Glen being held at Waktins Glen International. Sadly, his team did not podium.[9]

Momentum Race Group[edit]

Altenburg joined Momentum Race Group in 2009[10] In 2010, Altenburg drove for Momentum Race Group[11] in their Number 05, Camaro SS, competing in the Grand Am Continental Tire Sportscar Championship in the GS.R class.[12]

Championship Titles[edit]

  • Between 1989 and 1997, 4 Solo Championships[2][5]
  • Between 1989 and 1997, 6 Pro Solo Championships[2][5]
  • 1997 Solo Championship[2]
  • 1997 SCCA Runoffs Champion[2]
  • 1997 Neon Challenge Championships (becoming the first driver to win the Solo, Runoffs and SCCA Pro Racing National Championships (Neon Challenge) in the same year)[2]
  • 1998 Neon Challenge Championships[2]
  • 1999 SCCA Runoffs Champion[2]
  • 2007 SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship[2][3]

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • Six Neon Challenge race wins.[2]
  • Ran the full 2000 Trans-Am Season with two seconds and two third podium finishes, finishing third in driver points.[2]
  • 2001 Second place finish in the Le Mans Series at Portland, driving a Viper GTSR.[2]
  • 2001 First place in the Grand Am Cup at Mosport, Sport Touring Class[2]
  • 2002 Second, Third, and Fifth place finishes in the SPEED World Challenge Touring Season at VIR, Road Atlanta and Trois Rivieres, respectively, finishing thirteenth in the season for driver points.[2]
  • 2003 sixth-place finish in the SPEED touring Car Drivers' Championship[2]
  • 2003 first place in the SPEED Touring Car at Mazda Raceway Laguna-Seca[2]
  • 2003 second-place finishes in the SPEED Touring Car Championships, at Infineon Raceway and twice at Road Atlanta[2]
  • 2004 first-place finish (career second) in the SPEED Touring Car at Laguna Seca[2]
  • 2007 first place in the SPEED Touring Car Championship at Sebring and Miller Motorsports Park[2]
  • Reset the qualifying lap record at Mid-Ohio in 2007[2]
  • 2012 shared first place in the Motul CTMP Grand Prix Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car twin sprints at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in No. 43[13]

Cars[edit]

Motorsports career results[edit]

SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1994 Mid-Ohio Dodge Neon Dodge Showroom Stock C 8 12 Running
1995 Mid-Ohio Mazda Miata Mazda Showroom Stock B 15 2 Running
1996 Mid-Ohio Mazda Miata Mazda Showroom Stock B 2 3 Running
1997 Mid-Ohio BMW 328 BMW Showroom Stock A 1 1 Running
Dodge Neon Dodge Showroom Stock C 35 9 Retired
1998 Mid-Ohio Dodge Viper Dodge Touring 1 5 2 Retired
Dodge Neon Dodge Showroom Stock C 6 9 Running
1999 Mid-Ohio Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Touring 1 1 1 Running
2000 Mid-Ohio Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Touring 1 2 2 Running

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Barber Dodge Pro Series[edit]

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