Iknow people were talking about me at the Solo National Championships last year. It’s not because I’m anybody to talk about, butbecause I brought two cars to Nationals. It’snot something many people do,” David Marcusadmits to me shortly after his dominant classwin at the Bristol Championship Tour. Thefact is, there’s a lot that David does that notvery many people do. Petitioning to get hisown car shuffled to a faster autocross classcomes to mind. But everything tends to makesense if you let him explain, and, as Davidwillingly admits, he has no filter, so askinghim a question quickly reveals the world.
About those two cars at Nationals?
Yes, bringing both a BMW M2 and TeslaModel 3 Performance to the 2019 TireRack Solo National Championships for BStreet competition might appear excessive,but David’s explanation turns a would-beextravagant affair into a thoroughly logicaldecision. At least, in the same way thatmany of us justify anything automotive.
“Darrin DiSimo said something that madeit concrete in my head,” David says of hisfriend who, it turns out, is largely responsiblefor David’s deep dive into National Solocompetition. “Darrin’s like, ‘If you bring the M2to Nationals, and if you want to win, you haveto prepare for rain. You’ve got to have wheelsand tires ready to go for rain conditions.’”Many know him as the guy whobrought “a rain car” to the 2019 TireRack Solo National Championships,but that’s far from the mostinteresting thing about two-timeNational Champ David MarcusWORDS Philip Royle | IMAGES Perry Bennett