In the early years, motorcycles and motocross were I big part of our recreation and competition up until I would take an extended break while traveling. Then in the early 90’s I would fulfill a childhood dream of owning a RX7, and as the saying goes, the rest is history.
Owning three rotary powered Mazdas, I competed on a National Level in the NHRA’s Import Drag Racing Series finishing 3rd in 2001, then to the Sport Compact Drag Racing Series where in 2003, finished 2nd by a mere 8 points in the All Motor Class, the 2nd again in 2007 in the Modified Class that went down to the wire of the last race in the last event on the season in Pomona, California. As a privateer in the 10 years I competed in drag racing with several top qualifiers, podiums, victories, and even a world record as the fastest 13B rotary for a brief period, these years were fun. The highs and lows of victory and defeat, the willingness to experiment with new technology and take advantage of it were instrumental in my success. Of coarse, I could not have succeeded without the support and dedication of my dear wife, friends and sponsors.
Preceding the Drag Racing, I learned and competed in Road Racing. An entirely new discipline that would again force me to learn how to set up a car and modify it to a winning vehicle.