How did you get started in racing?
I had always wanted too my whole life. I had been an airline pilot for
USAirways for 12 years. I had saved up enough money over that time to
go racing and through sheer luck, I met up with Roger Carter and his
When you are not racing what do you do
Work on engines and cars (no lie) I like wakeboarding and just being on
a boat in general.
Is there any race that sticks in your
mind from the past, and why?
Right now its Daytona 2012 Oil Slick Mist 200. My whole team worked
really hard to give me a fast enough car and we just weren't quite
there. I ended up with a 40th place qualifying run out of 54 cars, but
got knocked out by teams with provisionals. It was a very hard thing to
watch the green flag drop from behind the pit wall.
What are your plans for 2012 racing
I am trying to bring enough sponsorship deals together to race as many
ARCA racing series races. I will be with the team at every track
How did the deal work out for you to
be racing for Roger Carter racing in ARCA in 2012?
Him and I became friends over the winter and realized right of the bat
that we had a lot in common when it comes to wanting to see a team
succeed not just yourself.
Tell us something about you that would
surprise your fans.
I spent all day yesterday in the shop underneath a race car
turning wrenches with my shop guys.
I still hold a valid Airline Transport Pilot License as well as all my
Flight Instructor Certificates.
What was the strangest thing a fan has
ever asked you? do a fb interview ;)
(everybody can do one! Just email us and you can
be on here too!)
Is there anybody you would like to
thank? Yes, my parents for believing in me. My Crew Chief Larry
Balsitis, Car Chief Nick Tucker, and ultimately Roger and Dana Carter
for giving me a shot in this competitive racing world.