Racing Fundamentals1

In this series of articles, we will dive into the hidden and often secretive realities of professional road racing in the United States. We will discuss several topics such as the steps to become a pro driver, what it’s like once you’re there, common misconceptions people have, and what it’s like to operate a professional racing team. We were fortunate to be able to speak with a diverse group of people, including drivers currently climbing the professional ladder, pro drivers who have made it, and teams that are well established within the racing industry. For most people, things are not as they seem. There are many pro drivers who tend to skew the realities of what professional racing truly means as it’s hurtful to their egos. It also can go as far as drivers needing to sign non-disclosure agreements. Due to these agreements and fears of backlash among other drivers or teams, it was necessary for several of our sources to have their names withheld. One extremely talented pro driver, Eric Curran, sat down with us and discussed his journey from Club Racing to the professional ranks. This series of articles also includes a fantastic discussion with Duncan Dayton whose the owner of the back-to-back American Le Mans Championship team Highcroft Racing. Now that we’ve given you a taste of what’s to come, buckle up and prepare for the ride!

Read Part I of the Series Here