Born and raised in London, England I moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1993 at the age of 32.
I have spent many hours since my early teens watching others race cars in various different forms of motorsport. At the age of 51 I finally found myself in a position where I could purchase a car and be able to take it on track.
Being from Europe, I was very interested to see that Fiat was returning to the USA with their new 500 model. Once I heard they were bringing the Abarth performance version to the USA I knew that was what I wanted. I placed a pre-order in November of 2011 and took delivery in April of 2012.
Included with the purchase was an Abarth Experience – one day of track time with professional instructors experiencing road course and autocross-style events. The event I attended was held at Autobahn Country Club in IL in August of 2012. After that event I was hooked and I signed up with the local SCCA and NASA divisions.
2013 was my first full Autocross season and I ended the year Regional Class Champion in both SCCA (STC) and NASA (NX-D). I also attended my first High Performance Driving Experience (HPDE) events with NASA at Memphis International Raceway. I finished the year in the HPDE 2 class.
I finished 2014 and 2015 as the local SCCA Autocross class champion.
In 2016 I completed a full season in NASA Time Trials, competing at NCM, MIR, NOLA and Barber. I finished the year 2nd in the TTD class.
In mid 2017 I purchased a used SPEC Miata with the intention of obtaining my NASA competition license in 2018.