I have sold my formula car and have decided to retire from racing, mostly. I feel that I have been blessed with a great opportunity to do what others can only dream about. I met great people from all walks of life that share the same passion. I actually earned a place in the Spec Racer Ford mafia. I know that this makes no sense to a non-racer but it is is a sign of earned respect that money can’t buy. I have been more than a driver, I have been a racer.
I will drive my Porsche 997 Turbo at club events just for fun. I will do some instructing because I enjoy it and also get free track time. I am putting some of the racecar money into the Porsche but nothing that will in any way reduce its streetability. It did a 2:30 lap time at Sebring driving at 7/10s and then took me home on cruise control and AC listening to the Bose stereo. I will definitely be working with The Track Guys at Sebring on Memorial Day (May 24 & 25) weekend. If you want more info or you want to go, let me know. If you have never driven a car on a racetrack these guys are the best for brand new rookies because they keep everyone safe.
I have also been a volunteer corner worker and will be working the early January TUDOR testing at the Roar Before the 24; the season opener Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. I will probably be on turn 5 if you are watching TV. I am meeting another great group of people and actually learning more about racing.
I did enough competition events in 2013 to still keep my SCCA Competition License for 2014. I plan to do enough events to maintain it by doing Endurance Racing Events with some of my teammates at Robinson Motor Sports. A couple of years ago I earned second place in the Enduro Championship Series and did not even participate in the full series of events. I am a much better driver today. Who knows…