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It may seem like common sense, but it bears repeating: Everyone should have goals when participating in motorsports. Any sport, for that matter! Mere minutes after I’d completed Comp School with NASA last October and someone asked me, “What are your goals?” It took a nano-second for my response: “To WIN!” Sounds a lot easier than I’m sure it’s going to be… And so, since that moment, I’ve spent a fair amount of time reflecting what it will take to get me there. I have had to allow that this is my rookie season, along with the fact I am starting my racing career in a highly competitive local class (GTS3). All of this introspection has resulted in three goals:

  1. Learn the art of race-craft.
  2. Learn to read new tracks quickly.
  3. Drive the snot out the of the car Jeff built.

The past four years (HPDE, Time Trials) have been critical in helping me to get to this point. And yet there is a never-ending amount to learn about what combination of inputs results in winning a race, let alone a championship. Over the next few posts, I’m going to dig into the details of my journey in the hopes it will spark something for you. It’s already been an interesting ride. I look forward to sharing my successes and… opportunities over the course of this season. What are your goals this year?


  1. Garrett on Friday 8, 2013

    My rookie season goals were pretty light, but they did exist:

    1) be safe (don’t hit anything)
    2) learn something every time you’re in the car
    3) have fun

    This year’s goals are slightly different, but none-the-less, an evolution that builds on those initial goals.

    Looking forward to having you racing in GTS this year.

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