What a fun and diverse week it’s been! Coming off of our podium finishes at Road America in the IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, I shifted my focus to working with some clients who are preparing for the upcoming SCCA Runoffs, which will be hosted at VIR this year.

I was working with a team that had two different cars. This made things a lot of fun because they were totally different types of cars that required two different types of driving styles. It was fun to work with each driver to hone their craft there at VIR. The Runoffs will be held at the end of September, which means they are quickly approaching. They have always drawn a huge number of drivers from all around the country, making it one of the most competitive amateur events on the calendar.


After I wrapped up coaching clients at VIR, it was time for me to head to Carolina Motorsports Park for continued development of the brake package for the 2023 Mazda MX-5 Cup season. This has been a fun project with Mazda Motorsports partners Brembo Brakes and Pagid Racing to develop an upgraded brake combination that is also cost efficient for the teams. Not only is the new package able to withstand the higher demands that the cars put on them, but it also gives the driver complete confidence in the braking department.

One of the nice things about this round of development is that we had the opportunity to collect other drivers’ input on the braking package. More data, especially from people with different driving styles, is always helpful and allows us to create a better package.

I’m off to Monterey next for the Rolex Motorsport Reunion at Laguna Seca. I’ll be there with Mazda to drive some of their iconic prototype cars from LeMans. I can’t wait for the days ahead, and I look forward to sharing the experience with you next week!