Driver of the Month June 2005
Profession: Law Enforcement
Congrats on your new position within the SCCA as being a part of the SCCA Solo Department New SiteAcquisitionCommittee. Tell us why you wanted to be involved with this, and a brief description of what they plan on doing in the near future, especially here in the Northeast?
I enjoy being part of start up programs, I feel that I have an ability to see what makes a program work and then turn that vision into a reality. We all know that in the Northeast and in parts of the country good solo sites are long and far between. I feel that this committee will enable the regions to have the tools to be able to acquire solo sites for themselves and for use at the national level.
held this position and a brief description of what you do for this?
How long have you been an Evolution Instructor? What do enjoy most at teaching at these schools? I have been an Evolution Instructor since 2000. I truly enjoy working with new autocrossers, and watching their steady improvements. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to make someone go faster and make them aware of what they are doing out on a course. I also enjoy chatting with these students at large events and watching their successes.
If you can tell all Evo students whom have just started autoxing one
thing to help improve thier skills what would it be? Patience. AutoX is a patient sport and the adage about “go slow to go fast” means be patient.
In your profession, how have things changed since 9/11?9/11 changed the world and the way we ( police officers ) look at situations today. The world is now looked at under a microscope and in my honest opinion our freedoms have been compromised for the worst.
What kind of car do you compete with, what class do you compete in, and
what are its particular strong suits in your opinion? I currently drive a 2000 Camaro Z28 which is in FS. The Camaro is a high Horsepower car with allot of low end torque. Second gear with race tires allow the vehicle to get to approximately 71. MPH this is quite sufficient for the majority of the autoX courses and up until 2004 it allowed the Z28 to be the car of the FS Class
What will be you next AutoX car after the FS Camaro? I am seriously thinking about driving the GS Mini Cooper. The Mini is a fun car to drive.
What tires will you using on your FS Camaro this season, and why?
What is your daily driver? I recently purchased a 2005 GMC Envoy.
How much of the sport do you think is attributed to driver skill vs.
Do you constantly critique yourself during your runs or after the
event? I usually sit in my car after a run and reflect on the run, I am very hard on myself and always try to work on an aspect of the sport that will make me just a little more complete.
loud in your car during the run?
Would you consider expanding your skills to wheel to wheel racing?Although I have thought about it, I do not think I would get as much enjoyment out of wheel to wheel as i have with autox.
What trophies or titles have you won?
What is your primary goal for the 2005 season?
Where is your favorite autocross site?
What do you enjoy doing when not racing?
What is your favorite-
food- Spaghetti and Sausage and Meatballs
number- 15 and why? 15 is my Police Badge number and this number has been nothing but good luck for me
movie- Days of Thunder and Top Gun
Would you ever enter the talent show at nationals and what would you
do? I don’t sing or dance so I think I will Just watch