50 MARCH 2020 scca.com
There’s no doubt that Keegan Eckart is a busy young man.
The 20-year-old New England
Region (NER) autocrosser and
2017 NER Solo Rookie of the
Year balances school, working
fulltime, updating his 1991 Mazda
Miata, and lending a hand with
NER Solo projects when he can,
not to mention pursuing a serious
passion for league bowling and,
well, just hanging out with friends.
Along the way, he also has
managed to find time to provide
NER with several “What to Expect
at Your First Solo” videos.
We caught up with Keegan
back in early December, just as he
finished his fall semester at school.
“I attend Springfield [Mass.]
Technical Community College
and am in my second year of
getting my associates degree in
Automotive Technology. I also
work at Steve Lewis Subaru in
Hadley, Mass., where I’ve recently
been lucky enough to have been
given my own bay,” Keegan says.
“I’ve always been interested
in motorsports but never had a
(LEFT) Keegan Eckart keeps himself
plenty busy working under the hood
as part of his college curriculum
(BELOW), although he equally
enjoys his time behind the wheel
at autocross events (RIGHT).