Tom Ferrara

HOME TRACK: Portland International Raceway, OR


2018 Pacific Northwest Spec Miata Tour - 2nd Place
2015 8 Hours of the Cascades Champions - E3
2008 Oregon Region SCCA ITA Champion

Tom started his racing career with Skip Barber in 1996 and raced with them until late 1997. After a ten year break, he got into Spec Miata in 2007 and has been driving the Ferrara Racing #00 green Spec Miata since then. He won the Oregon Region ITA Championship in 2008 and has been working on getting the car up to speed while improving his own driving ability to be a competitive racer. He also drives his Z06 Corvette on track and instructs at High Performance Driver's Education days for multiple clubs, which he plans to continue with this year. Tom enjoys teaching others the art of racing and he has a great time building their interest in the sport.

FAVORITE FORTUNE: "You will obtain your goal if you maintain your course." (It is taped to his steering wheel in his race car).

OTHER INTERESTS: Other than racing, Tom also loves to spend time with his family, traveling, playing games, and enjoying life. He loves shooting or working on cars with his son Chris, and helping his daughter, Tara, with her business, Crumb Cakery.


Dani Koch (Ferrara)

HOME TOWN: Charlotte, NC


2015 8 Hours of the Cascades Champions - E3
2014 SCCA Pacific Northwest Challenge STU Champion

Dani's first experience at a race track was at the age of 3 when she attended a Champ Car race at Nazareth Speedway in Pennsylvania with her dad. After spending years attending races as part of family vacations, she grew an interest in the sport, not just as a fan, but as a potential driver. She became involved as her dad's Crew Chief in 2007. During that time she studied racing: always listening, observing, and learning as much as she could. It took a few years for Dani to get in the driver's seat, but once she did there was no turning back. At the age of 19, she began racing Spec Miata in the Pacific Northwest, and has continued developing her skills in both driving and business.

Dani earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing from Portland State University in 2015. That same year, she began frequently attending IMSA races with her now husband, Kenton Koch, as he pursued his professional driving career. Dani began working for herself in 2018 as a Brand Strategist and Entrepreneur, where she strives to help others create a business and life they love.

FAVORITE FORTUNE: "Nothing can keep you from reaching your goals. Do it."

HER INSPIRATION: "My dad," she says. "He is the one who got me interested in racing and he has supported me throughout this journey. He's a great racer himself, and he believes in me. I wouldn't be doing this if it weren't for my dad!"