Sonya DelCamp and Nick Schumacher prior to the NASCAR AutoZone Midwest race at Rockford Speedway on April 3, 2005.
Team 16 Motorsports at the LaCrosse Speedway Oktoberfest.
team is accepting an award for best appearing car and team for the NASCAR
Midwest Division in October 2003.
Team 16 Motorsports Owners:
Sonya & Dan Delcamp
Dan DelCamp has been racing for most of his life. He started racing go-karts at the age of 10. After a championship career with the Badger Kart Club, he raced the dirt tracks in the Pro-Star Series before settling into asphalt late model competition. Dan has since hung up his driving suit and has turned his focus to owning, building and maintaining winning race cars.
When Sonya moved to the Milwaukee area in 1978, she would visit local tracks with friends. Shortly afterwards, she met Dan through one of his sponsors. They hit it off from the start and have been racing together ever since.
What do the DelCamps like about being team owners? Well, the DelCamps love the racing competition and enjoy being a part of Team 16. Through the years, so many people have become more than just friends, rather family, to the DelCamps. Team 16 and the DelCamps enjoy to working hard, racing hard and playing hard.
The DelCamps first became team owners in the mid-1990's. Team 16 Motorsports was founded in 1997 with driver Steve Huelsbeck. Eric Fransen then piloted the Team 16 race cars from 1998 thru 2004. In January of 2005, the DelCamps selected Wisconsin late model racer Nick Schumacher to be their next driver.
After Eric Fransen moved to the Everham Motorsports fab shop in North Carolina, the search was on for a new driver. Team 16 received more than 40 resumes and several drivers were intereviewed. Nick Schumacher came across as a team- spirited person, he displayed a great deal of enthusiasm for the sport, and is a proven talent. The DelCamps say that Nick was also very honest and straight forward. Another reason for the attraction to Nick is that he has been a car owner himself and he understands what it takes to be competitive.
Regarding the 2005 race season, the DelCamps have the expectation of keeping their high standards of racing. Team 16 realizes there will be learning curves for the team and the new driver. But everything Team 16 does this year will be to improve themselves. The goals are: rookie of the year at Sligner Speedway, and race as many events as possible in the NASCAR Midwest Series, MARS and ASA Late Models.