The tiny town of Abrams, Wisconsin is home to just 1,750 residents. But the “titletown” of sorts also boasts several champion off-road racers including Johnny and CJ Greaves, and the newest Team E3 Racing Tier 1 winner Don Demeny. A racer for 28 years, Demeny aims to add his own name to roster of champions hailing from the small paper mill town.
Demeny first got hooked on racing as a teenager, watching the engine-revving, dirt-slinging action from the stands of the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in nearby Crandon, WI. By 16, he was competing himself. Ever since, “Off-road has been our life,” says Demeny of his team, which includes his father, Gene, as crew chief, and his beautiful wife, Amy.
Over the years, Demeny has racked up many race wins including a 2002 Crandon series championship title. He currently races a 2013 Dodge Ram in the Traxxas Torc Off-Road Championship Series, doing nearly all the fabrication for new trucks in-house. On the track, he consistently finishes in the top three in feature races, making his sponsors, including Mickey Thompson Tires, Nsight Teleservices, Cellcom, Abrams BP, Colortech of Wisconsin and now, E3 Spark Plugs proud. His team wrapped the 2012 season in second place in points, and peers voted him in for the Hard Charger and Best Win awards. But he’s got his eye on the top podium spot for the 2013 season.
“2013 is our year,” says Demeny, who also serves as a Supervisor for the Town of Abrams. “We came close last year, but this year is ours.”
Off-track, Demeny and teammates love participating in car shows, parades and other events, meeting fans and showing off their racing trucks. He also lends his time, expertise and support to the racing field as Vice President of Midwest Off-Road Racing, an organization dedicated to ensuring affordable racing for the Midwest sportsman off-road racer by uniting racers with a common voice.
From all of us here at E3 Spark Plugs, congratulations and welcome to the team, Don!