Van Den Brink Racing, It ́s a lifestyle

Quick Facts

· Residence: Birmingham, Alabama
· Home Town: Cornelius, NC
· Marital Status: Single
· Years in Racing: All of his adult life in one form or another
· Occupation: Performance Driving Coach, Racing Industry Consultant & Driver
· Nickname: DVB

The types of racecars that Doug hasn’t driven, raced and won in is a much shorter list than the ones he hasn’t been in. From circle-track to road racing, drag cars and plain old Hot Rods, DVB likes them all. At the age on 7 years old, driving a Quarter-Midget (a Sprint car style built for small children), Doug won the “Pole” qualifying position in his first ever race.

Accomplishments include:
· SCCA Regional Autocross Champion
· Enduro & Sprint Kart- Top-5 Finisher & Regular Podium Finisher
· Skip Barber Formula Ford- 7th, 3rd & 2nd in Regional Championships, multiple Lap Record Holder
· Top-5 Finisher in multiple Driver Search Programs
· Legends Cars- 20+ time Winner, Pro-Division Nation Champion and South East Regional Dirt Track Champion
· NASCAR Regional Late Model Stock Podium Contender
· USAR Pro-Cup- Competitor
· Drifting- FD Pro Competitor, FD Pro-Am National Champion, Multi-time NASA and Regional Event Champion, Multiple South East Regional Champion, FD Canada National Contender
· World Racing League, American Endurance Racing, Int. GT- Class (multi-driver) Podium Winner and multiple Lap Record Holder
· Dirt Late Model- Current Competitor with multiple Top-5 finishes including winning 2nd Place at Moulton Raceway’s Crate Racin’ USA Series event
· SVRA & HSR Vintage Stock Car- Competitor (new for 2023)
· Annual Driver awards such as Rookie of the Year, Hard Charger, Most Improved, Lap Records, Most Wins, Regional Champ, Track Champ, State Champ & National Champion are all in Doug’s past history

In addition to his competitive career, Doug has spent many years teaching others about racing, performance driving and simple safe driving techniques for Teens and the General-Public who simply want to be better drivers. Currently Doug is a Lead Instructor for Porsche Track Experience, USA. at Barber Motorsports Park. Together with an amazing staff of Instructors, DVB uses the Porsche brand of vehicles to teach drivers how to manage high-performance situations both on and off the track. Through his years of teaching experience, he has honed his techniques enabling him to become one of the most effective driver coaches in the US today.

Leading us to 2023, in addition to his road racing activities, Doug’s main focus in 2023 is Dirt Late Model Racing as he continues his partnership Torco Racing Lubricants to take on the best dirt track oval teams in the So. East. These wedge-shaped high-powered monsters reach remarkable speeds on oval-dirt tracks with door-banging traffic from front to rear. These teams race for some of the largest purses in the country and the fan attendance for dirt-racing has never been higher.

Over the years, he has strapped himself in to over 18-different types of racecars and winning in nearly all of them. Driver awards such as Rookie of the Year, Hard Charger, Most Improved, Lap Records, Most Wins, Regional Champ, Track Champ, State Champ & National Champion are all in Doug’s past history.

Doug is a proven winner, having competed in over 260 races/competitions, he has been fortunate enough to top many a podium and hold more than his share of Championship trophies. He welcomes this challenge of Dirt Late Model racing and looks to fight his way up to the top-step of the podium…

Vehicle Specs


Racing in the Crate
Racin´ USA series

Engine: Carbureted, Chevrolet Performance CT400 350ci “604 Crate”

Fuel: e85 Ethanol

Transmission: Falcon 2-speed Manual

Front Suspension: Double-wishbone suspension

Rear Suspension: 4-Bar with Torque Arm and J-Bar

Shocks: Integra 2-Way Adjustable Coilovers

Tires: Hoosier Spec Tire

Weight: 2350

Power: 400 HP

Chassis: Rocket XR1 Tube Frame

Body: Fabricated Aluminum, Composite Roof, Plastic Nose & Skirts w/adjustable aero


Racing in the World Racing League series

Engine: Fuel Injected, Ford 3.7L Dual Overhead Cam V6

Fuel: Unleaded Premium with Torco Accelerator added to net 105-octane

Transmission: G-Force 4-speed Manual

Double-wishbone suspension on all 4-corners

Shocks: Ohlins 3-Way Adjustable Coilovers

Tires: Yokohama Advan A052’s

Weight: 2650

Power: 305 RWHP

Chassis: Ginetta Tube Frame

Body: Ginetta Composite w/adjustable aero- front & rear


Racing in the SVRA & HSR series, the Van Den Brink Racing 2002

Engine: Carbureted, Ford 358ci V8

Fuel: Torco 110-octane Race Fuel

Transmission: Hewland 6-speed Sequential with Air actuated Paddles

Front Suspension: Double-wishbone suspension

Rear Suspension: Dual Truck-Arm with Panhard Rod

Shocks: JRI 2-Way Adjustable

Tires: Goodyear Stock Car Spec Racing Slicks

Weight: 3400

Power: 610 HP

Chassis: Laughlin/Hess 105” Wheelbase, NASCAR Spec

Body: Fabricated Steel & Composite w/adjustable aero- front & rear (per NASCAR Specs)

Professional Credentials

Van Den Brink Racing & Training –
– Owner/Driver – Race Team, Driver & Racecar development. Racing Simulator Training.

Porsche Track Experience, USA –
– Lead Instructor

Corporate Spokesman, Safety and Performance Driving Instructor for many of the world’s top automobile manufacturers including Ford, Porsche, General Motors, Chrysler, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Jaguar, Honda.

Race car driving instructor at these schools:
– Personal Race Driving Coach – Nation wide
– Lead Instructor- Porsche Track Experience, USA at Barber Motorsports Park
– Lead Instructor- BRAKES Teen Driving School
– Lead Instructor- Jaguar R-Academy
– Data & Technic Instructor- Mercedes AMG Driving Academy
– Skip Barber Road Racing School
– Lead Instructor- Charlotte Motor Speedway Legends School
– Lead Instructor & Curriculum Designer- Start Racing Kart School

D’Vanz Kolors – Owner – 10 yrs. Graphic Design primarily geared to the motor sports industry.

From Assistant to Lead Mechanic for race teams in varying series including: IMSA-GTP & GTU, Barber SAAB, SCCA- Formula Atlantic, CAN-AM, Formula Ford, NASCAR- Weekly Racing Series

2023 Schedule

Since Doug’s racing schedule will be so varied this season, please reach out to us via text or email to find out what car Doug will be sitting in and where, as each week presents itself. Also, the “Doug Van Den Brink & D’Vanz Motorsports” Facebook page will be constantly updated with dates as and events as the 2023 season progresses.

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