Bertil Roos Racing School celebrates the accomplishment of female drivers on International Women’s Day.
Divina Galica, a Bertil Roos Racing School instructor, is a sporting legend, competing in three Winter Olympic Games as a downhill ski racer, before turning her attention to racing cars. She has competed at the highest level, only one of five female drivers to have entered a Formula One Grand Prix. She finished 12th in the 1977 Formula One Race of Champions, ahead of legendary drivers Mario Andretti and Clay Regazzoni.
Susan Ryan is a Bertil Roos Racing School alumni who has used her skill to win both on the road courses and short oval tracks around the Northeast. She has been an accomplished road racer at such venues as Watkins Glen, Mid-Ohio, Mosport and Lime Rock Park. She comes from a racing family with husband, Sam, a longtime Bertil Roos instructor, and daughter Emily, a successful go-kart racer.
Emilee Tominovich was an aspiring college soccer player when an injury ended her playing career. After receiving a high-school graduation gift to Bertil Roos Racing School, she found a new passion. She was named to the Mazda Road to Indy, an open-wheel championship series in 2012. Three years later, she showcased her skills in a sports car, named the Pirelli World Challenge Rookie of the Year. She has since gone back to her first sports love, serving as a soccer coach in Southern California.
Pat Enzman is a current instructor at Bertil Roos Racing School and a veteran Spec Racer. She also competed in the Women’s Global GT Series against such drivers as Divina Galica and future IndyCar driver Milka Duno. Off the race track, she is an emergency room doctor for St. Luke’s University Health Network.
Leilani Munter, is both a Bertil Roos Racing School graduate and a former coaching client of BRRS President Dennis Macchio. She is a veteran of the Indy Lights Series and currently races in the ARCA stock car series, coming off an eighth-place finish at Daytona. Known for her passionate environmental stances, she was named by the Discovery Channel as the No. 1 Eco Athlete in the World in 2010. She is the sister-in-law of Bob Weir, one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead.