a pictureAcumen Motorsports combines Frank Del Vecchio’s talents and numerous podium appearances with the business acumen of successful Industry Executives.

While the ultimate goal of any racing Team is to “WIN THE RACE”, and of course, it is ours as well, the Acumen difference is our focus on the Sponsor and Fan experience. Every aspect of Raceteam management from build, setup, testing, qualifying and the Race, Acumen Sponsors and Fans will be involved and informed.

From the Hotpits to the Team meetings, access to the Team/Drivers radio communication and much more are all part of the Acumen Sponsor/Fan package. Guided tours of the Pits and Paddock areas, face time with Team Management and Drivers will all combine to create an unforgettable experience and connection for your Client, Customer, Employee or the Fan.

Racing since 1969, Frank has logged more than 250 top 6 finishes in 500 starts. His experience in more than 100 different Racecars has earned him several endurance racing team and manufacturer titles, fast lap and track records, and a couple of formula car championships. Well known in the world of motorsports, Frank covers major races as a professional track announcer and is qualified as a race instructor. During the off season, Frank is a real estate broker in Connecticut.

Doug Grunnet, Co-Driver and Business Entrepreneur, began his racing career with his Father in the early 60’s, racing homemade go-carts. After serving his Country in the United States Naval Air with tours in Viet Nam, Mediterranean and the North Atlantic, he again returned to racing - driving motorcycles. Starting his own Manufacturing Company in the early 80’s, he moved on to racing GT Class cars on the IMSA circuit, culminating his early racing career in the Factory Pontiac Fiero sponsored by Dole. Returning to the sport in 2009 and now joining forces with Frank.

Don has been intimately involved in auto racing and preparation for over 25 years. Like many people in the industry he started in go-karting and began his professional racing career as crew chief with Gloy Sports Racing in 1984. In 1986 he joined Newman Haas Racing. In his twenty-two years with Newman Haas Racing, he was responsible for various technical and mechanical aspects of racing for many of the premier Indy Car drivers; Mario & Michael Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Paul Tracy, Cristiano deMatta, Bruno Junqueira, Oriol Servia and Graham Rahal to name a few. For the last nine years he was a Chief Mechanic, responsible for his crew of ten and 2 race cars, resulting in 20 race wins, a Championship in 2002, and a second place finish in 2003, 2004 & 2005.

Frank Del Vecchio

Doug Grunnet

Don Hoevel
Photo Courtesy of Dan Boyd