Ryan Gillenwater, originally from Akron, Ohio, now resides in Plymouth, MI, with his wife and little girl. His passion for racing began when he attended Indy car races as a kid. Ryan has been racing for 26 years, starting with Quarter Midgets at the age of 8, followed by Micro-sprints at 13, and Midgets at 16. He has been competing in both Winged and Non-Winged full-sized Sprints since his early 20’s, but now focuses his efforts primarily on Winged Sprint events in car #45. When he isn’t racing, he works as a marketing manager for the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn. He enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and working on home improvement projects.