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Savannah Ivanitski

19-year-old race car driver

Savannah started karting at the age of 11 but her love for racing began much earlier than that. Being born into a racing family, speed was always in her blood. Spending many of her days at the racetrack, Savannah got tired of just watching and saved up enough money to buy her own kart- what started out a hobby, soon turned into a deep passion and a burning desire to be on the track.<br /> <br /> Savannah began karting with the SCCA’s Formula Junior Program and participated in SCCA Solo Nationals in 2008 and 2009. Following a childhood dream, in 2010, Savannah became the youngest driver to finish the world famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Savannah was awarded the Rookie of the Year award and finished third in the Time Attack 2WD class. Early in the 2011 season, Savannah earned her national competition license with the Sports Car Club of America. By the time she turned 18, Savannah had two Pikes Peak International Hill Climb finishes. Savannah’s other experiences include ice racing with Colorado’s Our Gang Ice Racing, participation with National Auto Sports Association, and SCCA Rally Cross Nationals.<br /> <br /> In 2012, Savannah returned to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as part of the Fingers Crossed Racing team. Savannah finished the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 17th position, Savannah and four other drivers in class competed on a shortened course due to adverse weather conditions on Pikes Peak. Though she saw the checkered flag at only halfway up the mountain, Savannah is determined to take her $300 Audi build project to the Summit of Pikes Peak in 2013. Savannah co-founded Fingers Crossed Racing with her now husband in Fall of 2011. <br /> <br /> The 2012 race season also included Savannah’s partnership with the Glass Hammer Racing program based out of Indianapolis, Indian. Through the relationship with Glass Hammer Racing, Savannah was given the opportunity to compete with the Intercontinental Trophy Cup series driving a Porsche Cayman for the Isringhausen racing team. <br /> When Savannah isn’t racing, she enjoys traveling, writing, being with friends, and is a major movie buff. Savannah is a very dedicated student. She graduated a semester early from High School in December of 2010, and is working towards a marketing degree at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She works out of a regular basis to keep at her physical best.

December 7, 2017
December 7, 2017

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