When I was very young (IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m told by my parents) that I was obsessed with cars. I was always intrigued with how they worked.
I was 12 when I got my first car. It wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t much, but it allowed me to learn the mechanical and electronic functions of the car. Once I understood what each part was and its functions, the first thing that came to my mind is how can I make it better or faster.
It wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t until high school that I learned how difficult racing is. No one had a real sense of knowledge in the sport. I remember asking my shop teacher about it, and he had pulled me aside and asked me why I had an interest in racing. I explained to him that it captivated me and I wanted to get involved in it. Not much was said after that.
After that I would talking to classmates about racing and racing events. I found that most, if not all, the classmates that I talked to didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t race or had any interest in it. I was on my own.
It wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t until I was 18 when I attended my first Autocross event. Understanding the cars behaviour and making the changes to improve the performance and efficiency is what drives me. After 4 years of Autocrossing, I had to put racing on hold and concentrate on my business.
After a long absence and closing the business, I got back into it. I started to compete in the SoloSprint Series. This is my second year with a new car, new people, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s exciting!
I had a few mechanical set backs with the car but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m on track to finish the season.