Now that the season has come 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. You can also read parts one, two, and three.
A coaching client that turned into working with an entire team for 2021 is Forbush Performance. Matt Forbush has been a quick study in the motorsports scene, and he has a long family history of racing in his blood.
This past season, Matt moved up to the GT4 ranks in SRO World Challenge with a Toyota Supra team. Not only was Forbush Performance competing in the GT4 class, but they also had a pair of Touring Cars that combined for many race wins. That success eventually garnered Forbush Performance a 1-2 finish in the SRO Touring Car championship!
The Touring Car drivers, Caleb Bacon and Luke Rumberg, were the epitome of great teammates. They had a positive relationship that allowed them to work better together as they shared data and gleaned information from each other. That was a fun coaching component for me, since having two data points really enabled us to better each driver’s competitiveness.
On the GT4 front, Matt continued to develop his craft in the faster, more capable GT4 platform, and by the end of the season, he was contending for podium results. He is taking the team to IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge this year, which will be a more challenging endurance format, with pit stops and a lot of strategy involved. I’m excited to be one of the drivers for this program, and our first event of the season is just around the corner! We’ll be at Daytona next week for the Roar Before the 24.
The team finished on a high note in their IMSA debut last year during Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta, where we had a top-ten result. We’re all excited to build on that great start and are looking forward to the 2022 season. Check back next week for my report and photos from Daytona!