Our Team

Ted Wenz - (tedwenz61@gmail.com)


Ted began building racing engines and earned his first competition road racing license while studying mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the 1960’s.  In addition to four decades experience building race and championship winning engines, Ted has served as the Chief Technical Advisor and Director of Competition for the Monoposto Series and as the Technical Advisor to the HSR Boss Series.  As a driver, he has won six Historic racing Championships in Formula 5000 and Indycars.  In 2005, Ted set a Bonneville record in the Modified Sports class at over 252 miles per hour beating the old record by 31 MPH.  Today, Ted satisfies his passion for driving by campaigning the ex-Danny Ongais March 87C Indycar for owner Ray Boissoneau.  Ted’s unique experience as an engine builder, while also competing as a driver, has contributed to the lively response and broad power bands for which SRE engines are known.

Wayne Brown - (reynard008@yahoo.com)


Wayne could be considered a prodigy in the field of race cars.  His career began at the age of 7, while working on race cars at a local prep shop on the north coast of Long Island, NY.   By age 11, he was prepping Formula Fords.  Within four years, the Formula Atlantic car he worked on claimed the pole at SCCA Runoffs.  He became a chief mechanic for Johnny O'Connell and Eric Bachelart, while working for Pat Patrick's Indy Lights Team when he was 15.  He experienced his first Formula Atlantic SCCA National Championship win in 1992 where he was crew chief of the winning car.  Wayne joined Ted Wenz's team of engine builders at the age of 18.  Over the past 23 years, he has built engines for everything from Formula Fords to Indy Cars.  In addition to his superior knowledge of virtually all engine management systems, he is Savannah Race Engineering's Superflo Dyno technician.  

Henry Bergmann - (henry.savannahrace@gmail.com)


Henry's superior knowledge of engines has afforded him the opportunity to work on both car and boat engines . His career started 45 years ago building engines for NASCAR Asphalt Modified Stock Cars . Powered by small block and big block Chevys, these cars competed on Long Island’s asphalt ovals . He has over 20 years experience working in the boating and marine industry where he built engines, as well as maintained gearboxes and outdrives.   In 1999, he joined Donovan Motorcar, reconnecting with his passion for race cars.  Here he built engines for vintage British, European, and Domestic automobiles, including, but not limited to, Audi, BMW, Bentley, Jaguar, MG, Mercedes, Porsche, Rover, Saab, Triumph, VW, Volvo.   Henry joined Savannah Race Engineering at its inception in 2009.  In addition to engine assembly, he is in charge of parts procurement and inventory control for our shop.