In December of 2012, I was presented with the chance to organize, what was then, the Extreme Speed Miata Competition. As an enthusiastic member of the track community and Miata owner, I eagerly jumped at this opportunity. I spent the next few months planning, developing a vision, and writing rules with Amir. Roadster Cup was born.
2013 was our first full season. Attendance wasn’t great that year, but I wasn’t expecting it to be. I enjoyed running the series and friends I was making so much, that wasn’t important to me.
Fast forward almost 7 years and the series has flourished into what it is now. We have hosted hundreds of competitors during this time, and have seen so many drivers go from novice to advanced (which is pretty much wheel to wheel ;)). I have made lifelong friends who I consider family and I know many of you have to.
While Roadster Cup has been something that has positively impacted my life so much, the last few years I have neglected the series because of limited resources and time. I did whatever I could to keep running and promoting RC and was reluctant to give it up. The last few years it has been increasingly difficult to balance running this series with my career. I recently accepted a new job that will require some travel on weekends and I don’t think I can commit to another year of Roadster Cup and give it the proper attention it deserves.
This isn’t goodbye, it’s just see you around! I plan on driving more and staying involved in the community, so you will definitely see me around at events. I hope that all of my friends and any RC supporters will make it out to our last event at Buttonwillow in December so we can celebrate the last 7 years of Roadster Cup history.
I’m sure many of you are wondering what will happen moving forward. Chris Hill will be taking over for the 2020 season.
If you have any questions for me, please feel free to message me on Facebook.
Thank you all for what you’ve given me!