Now that the season is coming to an end, I’m reminiscing about the year. Not only my own, but also the year some of my clients have had and the incredible amount of progress they have made. Tune in over the next several weeks as I highlight a few of these individuals and their accomplishments.
I can’t think of a better way to kick off this series than by talking about one of the clients I’ve been working with the longest. Rob Trollinger and I met at a David Murry Track Day at Sebring in February of 2014, when I was fresh off the Rolex 24 at Daytona. What a privilege it’s been to be a part of his driving development journey! When I first met Rob, he was just a track day driving enthusiast, but he had aspirations to move into racing.
Fast forward to this season, and Rob is vying for a class championship in PCA club racing. He has also developed his skillset to be able to read and analyze data. It’s been a lot of fun for me to reflect back on the development Rob has made, not just throughout the course of his driving career, but specifically this year.
In 2021, Rob made a big leap forward in his ability to start the weekend fast. By fast, I mean from the beginning of the first on-track session, he’s able to be in the right zone to execute at a successful level. And he only gets quicker from there! This ability was evident to me at Road Atlanta this spring, when Rob had to miss the first practice day of the race weekend. He was still able to qualify well in a big field of cars, and he went on to take a win in the enduro that weekend.
Rob won several more enduros throughout the season, and it was fun to reflect that we had reached a point where we were disappointed on the weekends he didn’t finish with a win, rather than simply being satisfied with a top ten!
Recently, Rob has gotten involved in another endurance racing series, the WRL (World Racing League). We have shared many challenges and successes with this new endeavor, and he continues to develop not only driving skills, but also the skills it takes to build a successful team.
It’s been fun to see Rob’s success really mature and become consistent, but it’s even more fun knowing he’s able to share that with his racing buddies, notoriously known as “The Triple R Threat.”
While we don’t yet know exactly what’s on the calendar for Rob next season, one thing is for sure: it will come with Rob’s usual precise, methodical approach to success.