Racing

How it all Started...

Chris began his competitive driving career as soon as he got a driver’s license, building a hillclimb racer in his parents' garage at age 16.

 

As so often happens, one thing led to another and by 1979 Chris was competing in, at the time, a fledgling Skip Barber Formula Ford Series. He nearly won the Championship in '81 and 1982 saw him graduate to SCCA Nationals full time in a Sports 2000.

 

1983 produced a development deal with Van Diemen and a full time sponsored ride in the US. While driving for Van Diemen, Chris also found himself teaching at the Bertil Roos School where he soon became Chief Instructor. One benefit of his position was he got to drive, test and race a wide variety of students' cars, from a state-of-the-art Ralt Formula Atlantic to a LeMans-winning Ford GT40.

 

1984 through 1988 generated many top ten finishes in IMSA endurance racing in a variety of classes. Most notable were a pair of 6th place finishes in the 24 Hours of Daytona in GTP L and GTO.

 

After taking a 10-year hiatus from racing to build his automotive consulting company, CDI, Chris took up vintage racing with a fleet of vintage race cars including a Lotus 20/22 Formula Junior,  Lotus Super 7, Lotus 51A Formula Ford and a '67 Mini Cooper S.

1979: After finishing a close 2nd to pro racer and announcer Sam Posey at Lime Rock Park.

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From legendary tracks such as Bridgehampton, Watkins Glen and Sears Point to state-of-the-art facilities like Circuit of the Americas, Chris has been there.

Chris in the Van Diemen RF83 Nuclear Energy-sponsored Formula Continental/Super Vee in the esses at the SCCA Run Offs at Road Atlanta.

Chris taking his dad for a victory lap at Summit Point after achieving pole, fastest lap and the win in a Tiga SC79 S2000.

"If you want a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your sleeve."                                          -Henry Ford

 

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