My favorite track would be Sebring. It’s challenging, with every type of turn from slow-entry hairpins, to high speed corners. The course was an old airfield, so the track is a mix of asphalt and concrete, which produces many bumps that can be harsh on the car. The old saying goes, if anything will go wrong with your car, it will happen at Sebring.
I was lucky enough to go to a Formula One race in Melbourne, Australia in March 2016. I was on the edge of my seat the entire race. I love the sounds, the smells, and the speed. My business partner and friend Paul McNamara had been racing for a long time. When I came back to the States, I started inquiring about racing. I went to a couple track days with my Aston Martin, and instantly fell in love. Paul suggested I try out Skip Barber Racing School, so I registered for the next available session. It happened to be formula cars, and the single seat, open cockpit, added an even more addicting mix to the addiction. After a few Skip Barber sessions, I purchased a couple different race cars and have been having the time of my life out there.
I love that the racing community is tight, yet competitive. We will loan you a wrench to get your car running, but have no issues beating you to a turn and cutting you off to take the checker. Every time I am out there, I learn so much more about the car, and even more about myself. I feel blessed to be 40 years old and jumping into a completely new world and pushing my limits to be the best I can be.
Hailing from New York, Paul has lived in Florida for most of his adult life. Together with his wife Michelle, he has two Golden Retrievers, Milo and Sophie, and a horse with the mighty moniker of Evita. As you can probably tell, he’s a strong supporter of animals; as such, he also sits on the Board of Directors for the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and the West Orange Chamber of Commerce.
In his free time, Paul likes to race his Nissan 240SX at Daytona and Sebring with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). His favorite Nissan is the NISMO® 370Z Coupe. As a native New Yorker, naturally Paul’s favorite food is pizza and his sports teams are the New York Giants, New York Mets, New York Rangers, and New York Knicks. Paul also likes to stay active – he’s run the New York Marathon six times, the Chicago Marathon once, and the Disney Marathon once (so far!)