READY TO ROCK
The car might be new, but the driveris the same as ever. Consequently,David is once more gunning for thespot at the top of the results sheet.
from driving. Course design, meanwhile, allowshim to concentrate on one task at a time.
And driving is certainly something hewould like to concentrate on this year at theSolo Nationals. For 2020, David has a newcar – well, he still has the infamous Model 3,but that won’t be coming to the Solo Nationalsagain. His M2, meanwhile, was replaced with a2020 Toyota Supra, where he hopes to backup his B Street National Championship title.
“My friends tease me about it,” he laughsas our conversation nears its conclusion.“They say I’m becoming the guy who isfinding the car that’s going to crush theclass. I buy the Tesla, win at Nationals, andthe car gets moved [to Super Street].
“Now I’ve got the Supra and my friends
are calling it an A Street car,” he says,
cracking himself up. “They’re like, ‘Nice job
in B Street in your A Street car.’ So that’s the
running joke now. They joke that it’s going
to get kicked out of B Street if I win.”
So, you’re going to win, I quip, not
necessarily expecting a response. But David
is a conversationalist with a self-proclaimed
inability to filter, so his comeback is quick.
“I don’t know that I’m going to win,” hesays, adding with what sounds like a grin,“but I’m going to try.” It was a sly answerthat I know he couldn’t resist making, butit’s also one that, given his track record atthe Solo Nationals, he needn’t explain.