Bergenholtz Racing (needs update)
In 2006, the Bergenholtz brothers contracted Prototype TV to shadow them and their Mazda at the Las Vegas Speedway.
The brothers were intense off the track, but calm and calculating behind the wheels of their fully raced Mazda 6.
“Man we remember seeing these guys at the illegals back in the 1990s, they would clean house ’til 5.0 rolled up, then it was off to the next clandestine spot, these brothers were always ahead of the game,” reminisced Mike Madriaga.
“… but my craziest memory of these guys was when they busted out the CRX wheelie bars at the Battle of the Imports, that was epic, because no one could understand the logic behind placing a set of real-wheel-drive wheelie bars on a front-wheel-drive car, then they created Import Car history that day ….. Ron and Ed were always a few car-lengths ahead of us, even off of the track.”
Carlos Soria, Prototype TV’s cameraman, was on the track that 2006 summer day. “It was 135 degrees on that tarmac, 25 more degrees than the rest of Las Vegas, I remember because my sweat kept dripping down the viewfinder of the Canon XL-1 (video camera), and I tried my best to keep it still despite the commotion and scorching heat,” said Soria.
Coordination, hard-work, intensity and passion