On the Track

Christian in power slide.

My then-future-wife thought I was a little crazy to get involved with performance driving in my mid-30’s, but she’s always been a sport and so I attended the track-day school in Englishtown, NJ, and killed a set of Goodyear performance tires on my second day.  As luck would have it, my brother’s racing team had an open spot in the 24 Hours of LeMons the following year (yes, that’s LeMons certainly NOT LeMans) and I jumped at the chance compete.

Of course, nothing is ever easy in life and on my first stint behind the wheel the driver’s front tire came flying off.  It wasn’t as exciting as it sounds.  The car shook, bottomed out, and I pulled it onto the grass.  I didn’t even know the wheel was gone until the tow truck arrived and said it was on the other side of the track.  My then-future-wife wasn’t pleased, but I got back out there and drove to the checkered flag for the remaining days of the race.

Of course, nothing is ever easy in life and on my first stint behind the wheel the driver’s front tire came flying off.

Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to continue racing and moving out in class.  I started out racing a 1986 E30 BMW 3-Series with the 5-Series motor, and am now running an upgraded Spec Boxster in a much more challenging series with American Endurance Racing.  I’ve also been fortunate to race on some fantastic tracks, including the legendary Virginia International Raceway.

I’ll keep this page updated as we head into the 2017 AER season; I am hoping to run at Watkins Glen and a few other facilities next year.

Christian on Track Selfie

 

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