Team Raven • John Dimoff - 299

John Dimoff - 299

Driver Profile

  • Advanced Driver Training with the BMW Club of Canada – 1989 – present  
  • Instructor for the BMW Club 1991 – present (Calabogie, Mid-Ohio, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Mt. Tremblant,  NHIS, Sebring, VIR, Watkins Glen 
  • Chief Instructor for the BMW Club of Canada (1996 – 2003)
  • Chief Instructor and Driving Coach for RAVEN Performance (1999 – present)
  • Canadian Delegate for the International Council of BMW Clubs – Australia 1994, Germany 1995, Japan 1996
  • Vice-Chairman of the International Council of BMW Clubs – Great Britain 1997, Canada 1998
  • 2005 Overall Winner (co-driver) – Mosport Sundown Grand Prix 
  • 2006 Canadian Champion – BMWCCA Club Racing (C-Modified)
  • 2007 North American Champion – BMWCCA Club Racing (CM)
  • 2008 North American Championship – 2nd Place – BMWCCA Club Racing (CM)
  • 2010 Canadian Championship – 4th Place – BMWCCA Club Racing (CM) 
  • 2011 Canadian Championship – 3rd Place – BMWCCA Club Racing (CM)
  • 2012 Canadian Championship – 3rd Place – BMWCCA Club Racing (CM)
  • 2013 Canadian Champion – BMWCCA Club Racing (CM)      

Car

  • 1988 BMW (E30) M3 – White/Silver #299, SOLD 2005
  • 1998 BMW (E36) M3 – Silver/Red #299
  • BMW chassis stripped, dipped, lightened and seam-welded
  • RAVEN Chromalloy C-Modified Cage in 1.5” tube   
  • MASHAW composite doors, hood and trunklid, PENNON widebody kit
  • RAVEN splitter, Bimmerworld whiskers, BROOKS Pro Elite carbon fiber wing  
  • OMP seats, steering wheel and fire system
  • Race Technology digital dash and data logger  
  • Stage II S54 race motor with DTA ECU, carbon fiber airbox and custom intake
  • Stewart electric waterpump, Rogue Engineering motor and transmission mounts 
  • EPIC stepped header with RAVEN 3.5” stainless steel race exhaust     
  • PWR triple-core aluminum race radiator, Setrab oil cooler, Aeroquip lines   
  • BMW 6-speed E46 M3 transmission with B&M shift kit  
  • Euro-spec differential and rear subframe with custom 4:75 gears
  • Tilton over-mount pedal system with triple master cylinders  
  • AP Racing brakes with bias control, Pagid brake pads     
  • MOTON 3-way adjustable remote reservoir suspension  
  • Ground Control camber plates, TMS aluminum bushings    
  • Bimmerworld widebody front lower control arm conversion  
  • TMS adjustable swaybars and adjustable rear camber arms     
  • APEX ARC-8 race wheels (18x10”)    
  • Pirelli 285/645x18 DM and Michelin 27/65x18 SH8 race slicks  

Photos

Videos


RAVEN #299 @ Watkins Glen September 2013
I was not able to qualify, so I ended up starting this race in 23rd place in a sixty car field. The drive up through the pack was very enjoyable. When the race ended under caution after about 20 minutes of race time, I had worked my way up to 3rd place. Another 2 minutes and I just might have taken second place



RAVEN #299 Tremblant August 2014 Race 1
RAVEN #299 Calabogie July 2014 Race 1
RAVEN #299 Calabogie July 2014 Race 3