Bryan Simpson Hixon of San Antonio, Texas, holds five collective championships all under Mazda MX-5 platforms during his career along with becoming a 2020 proud owner of a newly formed multi-car Global MX-5 Cup team, Hixon Motor Sports, with 4 wins in the 2021 Season.
Before investing his time in motorsports he worked in venture capital, commercial real estate development and wealth management with the Gideon Hixon Fund, Hixon Properties Inc., Sendero Wealth Management and the Hixon Land and Cattle Company.
Carpe Somnium, “seize the dream” has been Hixon’s motto. His introduction to motorsports was in 2003 when he obtained his national racing license through the Skip Barber Racing School. Realizing motorsports was not only a hobby but a dream, Hixon seized the dream year-after-year earning five championships along with many other achievements.
Dedicated to his craft, in 2020 Hixon started his own team, Hixon Motor Sports, a multi-car Global MX-5 Cup effort. His journey and return to motorsports has given him another venture to seize the dream in which Hixon Motor Sports finished Top 7 and Top 12 of the 2020 championship with 27 entrants.
MX-5 Cup 2012-2015 Skip Barber #63 and Alara #12 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Gallardo 2015 #235X Season Champion and multiple track records including a win over Marco Andretti at Daytona full course. More to come...
Round 1 at Daytona International Speedway
Savanna's devotion to the sport doesn't end behind the wheel. She is just as actively involved in every part of her race programs. From building and maintaining the race cars, to hauling the rig, training on the sim, and more, she strives to be educated and involved in every part of the process. In the near future, Savanna aims to see herself earn a seat in a professional sports car racing series.
With a laser focus on seat time, Savanna has since acquired her NASA / SCCA Competition Licenses. In early 2017, Savanna landed a seat as a development driver for the Winding Road Racing team in NASA's most competitive Spec Racing series, Spec Miata Texas Region. Under the wing of the Winding Road Racing team, Savanna receives coaching and data acquisition from Pro Driver, National Champion, and Mx-5 Cup 2016 Rookie Driver of the Year, Mark Drennen. Savanna has since racked up wins in endurance racing. sprint racing, time attack and time trials; and took home a NASA Championship in TT Unlimited to round out the 2017 Season, as well as finishing 2nd in the Global Time Attack Pro Series Unlimited Class Championship and NASA TT1 Championship in 2018. In 2019, Savanna brought home multiple wins and podiums as well as the NASA ST1 Championship in the #916 Enjuku Racing LS350Z.
Round 1 at Daytona International Speedway
With a background in skiing and other line-finding sports, Loni Unser discovered her talent for racing in 2017. With the support of her famous family, she is rapidly becoming a threat on track. She has raced the Spec Miata classes in NASA and the MX-5 Cup, as well as a variety of marquees in the World Racing League and ChampCar, among others. She recently clamed her spot in the record books as the first female to finish in the top 10 overall in back to back races in the Mazda MX5 Cup. In 2020 Loni and her World Racing League team claimed the Eastern Championship. She is looking to breaking more records in the future.
The young driver carries her family name to a new generation of fans. Her grandfather was Jerry Unser, the first of the famous Unsers to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. From then on, the Unser family has won the prestigious Indianapolis 500 nine times and become known as “The First Family” of American auto racing.
Unser’s career is made possible through partnerships with companies that are supporting her development. She has worked with Cooper Tire to promote tire and vehicle safety, placing her at the center of a campaign that provided an invaluable opportunity for her to grow as a marketing property and explore the role of brand ambassador.
She believes in the power of positive role models and hopes to inspire young girls through her activities on and off track and competes as a Shift Up Now athlete as an ambassador for women in racing. Unser is a recent graduate of the Environmental Design program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Unser continues to focus on her development as a driver and looks ahead to claiming her place in the record books. Her future plans will carry her to a full season in Mazda’s MX-5 Cup Series, IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship and the storied tracks of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Unser began racing her racing journey at the BMW performance driving school where she found speed and race craft quickly. Soon after attended the Mid-Ohio Race School where she was able to gain qualifications to go racing in NASA’s Rocky Mountain Region. In 2017 she began racing full time in Spec Miata. She finished 4th in the season’s Spec Miata points in 2018. Later in the year she was invited to be one of the final 4 contestants in the Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout. In 2019 she was focused on getting in a variety of different cars and races. She raced in Puebla Mexico, and across the United States in the Mazda MX-5 Cup, Spec Miata, World Racing League, and others. In 2020 Unser ran with Round 3 Racing in the World Racing league where she and her team won the Eastern Championship. This year Unser has been completing in the World Racing League with Round 3 Racing in a Porsche Cayman. Unser and her team have already walked away with several podiums. In 2021 Unser has also been contesting in the Mazda MX-5 Cup where she became the first female to finish in the top 10 overall in back to back races.
Sabré Cook is a successful racing driver with 16 years of experience from Grand Junction, Colorado. She began karting at age 8, and as her passion grew she started racing competitively at age 10.
In addition to her accomplishments behind the wheel, Sabré is one of the most promising young engineers. She graduated Cum Laude from the Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2017. She then went on to win the Infiniti Engineering Academy global final (US Region) in October 2018. This feat allowed her to work as a Vehicle Test Engineer at Nissan Technical Center Europe and then realize another lifelong goal, to work in F1. Starting in June 2019 Sabré worked as a Suspension Composite Design Engineer for the Renault F1 Team. In 2020 she went on to work with other elite companies such as Formula Mazda & Cranfield Simulation.
Sabré not only strives to deliver prime performances on and off the track, but to aid in the development of those who want to learn. She has been coaching drivers of all ages and experience levels for 11 years, and offers private or group sessions. Other areas of Sabré’s involvement include Society of Automotive Engineers, FSAE student competition, Shift Up Now, Alpha Phi- Iota Zeta International Fraternity, Society of Women Engineers, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
When Sabré is not racing or working she enjoys training in the gym, running, cycling, climbing, hiking; as well as relaxing with painting, drawing, reading, music, fishing, camping, and most of all playing with her family dog, Amicus.
8x Colorado State Champion
3x TAG USA World Champion
2012 SKUSA S2 National Champion
Women in Sports Foundation Project Podium Grant Recipient
2014 Maxspeed & Mazda Road to Indy Scholarship Winner
2015 Challenge of the Americas DD2 International Champion
Member of Team USA for the 2015 Rotax Grand Finals
First Female to Qualify for a KZ World Championship Main Event
3rd Place in the 2015 US Open Shifter Elite National Championship
2016 US Open Shifter Elite National Champion
First Female Team USA Scholarship Finalist
1 of the first 18 women to qualify and compete in W Series
3rd Place & Fast Lap in W Series Reverse Grid Race
The only American to qualify for W Series 2020 & 2021