The Scarlet Fire Racing club was started in 1997 by Craig Savage and Darin Marhanka and from this humble two rider team has grown one of the most visible and prolific master’s racing programs in the country. In 1999 the team was joined by multiple national championship winner Chuck Moll, Tom Lobdell and Bill Bedwell and from 1999-2003, ScarletFire won over 100 races on both the road and the track including national and world championships.
In 2005 Illinois Elite time trial and road race champion and National Racing Calendar road race winner Mark Swartzendruber joined the team followed by Masters Points Race champion Kelly Sparks, Chris Mosora and IL Road Race Champion David Stone. It was no surprise that the 2006 season was filled with a lot of medals, including the national time trial by Swartzendruber, Sparks on the track, and State road and criterium championships by Stone and Sparks. Continuing their winning streak, Tom Doughty won the National TT Championship and Stacy Mosora took two two USAC track national championships in 2012.
Today the team has riders now in 4 population centers (Chicagoland, Indianapolis, Columbus, IN and Champaign, IL), all with rich histories of racing at the very top of the elite level, both nationally and internationally. ScarletFire has been recognized by other teams as a model of pure class in the way they communicate and race together.
Pactimo is proud to be the Scarlet Fire Racing cycling apparel partner.
“We’ve really enjoyed our relationship with Pactimo from start to finish. Our relationship with our Sales Rep, Account Rep, Design and Service is outstanding. The quality of the clothing, fit, form, function and comfort is the best we’ve ever experienced. We can’t say enough good things about the technical clothing – riding here in the bitter Midwest winters really makes us appreciate the ability to maximize outdoor ride time and staying comfortable when we might otherwise be stuck indoors on the trainer. The Summit line is absolutely the best bibs and jerseys ever.”
Mark Swartzendruber - Scarlet Fire Racing
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