ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


No one gets very far in life – certainly not in racing – without the help, support and encouragement of a great many people. I want to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to a long and growing list of people who have helped me and my family as we have focused on my racing.


My goal and determination in life is to become a professional in motorsports. I started karting at an early age and have a true passion for all forms of motorsports. I have been very fortunate and blessed over the years with the support of my parents and grandparents to have the privilege of meeting the most incredible people in racing who are now my good friends. Racing has given me a life and allowed me to set goals that have already been life changing not only for me but someday my own family.

I started in karting right before my 4th birthday and competed for over 11 years. I had the good fortune of meeting some incredible people like Tommy Muth of Texas Karts, Mike Jones and Kevin Adds at Dallas Karting Complex, Rodney and Brett Berryhill of Champion Racing, Richard Boisclair of MaxSpeed Group, Eric Chase and Yonny at Chase Racing, Helio Roderigues and Nelson Piquet Jr at Piquet Sports and Mike Maurini and Martijn Koene at Koene USA. I also would not have had my karting success without the greatest tuner and driving coach in the world Victor Pedrosa.

In 2015, my last full time season of karting, I was fortunate enough to do my first European race in Portimao Portugal. In spite of so many things being different from what I was used to I was able to win the race because of the help of an awesome team owned by Peter Kalman of KMS Hungary. Peter also paired me with the most incredible tuner at KMS - Gaga. I cannot thank them both enough.

My transition from karts to Formula race cars began with the Mazda Road To Indy test in the fall of 2015 because of an opportunity from Richard Boisclair of Maxspeed Group. This test would not have been as successful as it was without the guys at Afterburner Autosport – Tim, Brian, Stephan, and the others. I appreciate them letting me drive their USF2000 and being so supportive. I also want to thank Michelle Kish of Andersen Promotions, which manages the Mazda Road To Indy program, for organizing this test.

2016 was my transition year from karts to cars. I won 12 of 17 races and set 4 major track records in Canada including at the F1 Canadian Grand Prix. There is no way I could have achieved this success without a great team owned by Michael Duncalfe at Exclusive Autosport. Michael, his wife Kimberly, Conner, Alex and Christophe were the ones that worked so hard to win two championships as a rookie.

To all my friends, family and people who have supported me in 2017. I ended my first year in sports cars and rookie season in the Porsche GT3 Cup Championship in third place. The team could not have ended the season in better fashion by winning the final race of the year at Petit Lemans! Words cannot express enough my gratitude to JDX Racing - Jeremy, Joanne, Harrison, Luke, Larry, Kevin, Brad, Rick, Chef Dave, Ryan, Vince and Nate! I also want to thank my incredible teammate Mark Kvamme for supporting and mentoring me. My family and I would also like to give thanks to those at Porsche Motorsports North America who welcomed me into their family, including Jens Walther, Dr. Daniel Armbruster, Randy Hembrey, Jeremy Sundt and Kyle Novak. I also want to thank Chikara “Cheech” Yamauchi at Yokohama for how much I appreciate his encouragement and support. For the start of the 2018 season I am also grateful for the support of Kevin King and all the men and women at Byers Porsche including John and Corey Fergus. Without their support it would have been difficult to return to another season in Porsche GT3 Cup.

Thank you all again for all the support and love which I truly feel blessed to have. See you back at the track soon!