better prepped for the class. And thenthe class split out and SCCA made thefront-wheel-drive version, SMF, and ourcar was right on the money for that.
“We did that for about a decade,and my father has always been myco-driver,” Brian says, noting theentire family has become involved.
“My mother has gotten into it as well,and my fiancée enjoys autocross.
It’s been a fun way to hang outand have some fun with cars.”
2011 was the first year Brian
attended the Tire Rack Solo National
to go faster than the guys driving the
bone stock CRX. I was pretty awful
at it, but I strived to be better.”
Brian autocrossed locally for those
two years, then someone suggested
entering National Solo events. “We
started signing up for National events
and having fun, and meeting more
people, and seeing the more serious
side of the community,” Brain says of
the slippery slope that catches so many
of us. “I love the competition. I love the
camaraderie. The further down the
rabbit hole we went, the car got even
BUSY HANDS(ABOVE) Brian’sday job is as anautomotive tech,so when it comesto working on hisown vehicles, he’svery hands-on.
Championships. There, he took hisSMF Honda CRX and finished seventh.
Returning to the Solo Nationals in
2014, he scored second in the sameclass. The following year he was backonce more, but this time his nameappeared at the top of the SMFresults sheet, and he scored his firstSCCA National Championship title.
It was around this time that SCCAlaunched Track Night in AmericaDriven by Tire Rack program, andthat caught Brian’s eye. “I finallyhad a daily driver, a street car that