Who is your favorite driver?|
I was always a Ford fan, I really liked Jeff Burton when he was with Roush. Now I don't watch Nascar as much as I used too, so now I like to see the drivers with the least amount of funding and technology win.
When did you start Sim racing?
I starting racing in the late 90's with Nascar 2 and Nascar 3. I started racing in a league that folded shortly after I got there, then 5 of us got together and formed a new league called weraceonline.com in the late 90's. After closing up in 99, I joined the American Sim Racing League where I have raced for 12 years before leaving and coming to 30 Plus and another league I run in late in 2010/early 2011.
What got you into Sim racing?
I have been around dirt racing all of my life in eastern pa and I was a computer science major in college. I guess the two meshed and I saw the opportunity to compete racing and have been loving it ever since. My cousin and I started racing together online and we have been racing online ever since.
Most memorable moment in Sim racing?
In 2004 I decided to run for championship points in our cup series which averaged 30 drivers a week and I had a competitor named Rick who was just dominant every week. We traded wins a couple of times and the last race of the season I edged him and won the championship by a point. A huge trophy was delivered to my house personally by the league president. I was my 5th championship I have won and the most rewarding which is why I really do not run for points anymore. That trophy I still have and it sits behind my bar.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Nazareth Pennsylvania, home of the old Busch Series/Indy series Nazareth Track that was a big dirt track before it was purchased by Penske. Lived in what I consider my second home in the states which is Charleston S.C. for about 7 years while I was in the military. My family moved to the United States from Western Germany before I was born and I currently race once in a while with my cousin but he is in a different time zone and all about the road courses and IRacing . I currently live 15 miles North of Philadelphia.
How old are you?
What kind of wheel do you have?
G27 currently, I have had a TSW, ECCI, G25 and a Thrustmater
What is your favorite and least favorite track?
My favorite track would be a tie between Martinsville, Richmond, Infineon and Watkins Glenn and my least favorite would be Daytona/Talledega
If you have to pick a NASCAR driver you mirror in sim racing who would it be?
I would guess Mark Martin in his prime. Fast enough to win every week but very well respected by all drivers.
How much time do you spend Sim racing in a week?
I race at least 2 nights a week running ARCA, One RFactor and as needed Iracing. Never have time too much to practice so I generally race about 4-6 hours a week if possible.
If you could meet anyone who would it be and why?
Passed on - Abraham Lincoln - He had a way with people that I admire and obviously I have questions Current - Robert Nutting to ask him what his plan is
What hobbies do you have outside Sim racing?
Work, work and more work. Golf, we have season passes for Great Adventure in Jackson New Jersey. I read a lot too, swim in my pool all summer and enjoy my family. I am very passionate about Nebraska Football.
What kind of PC do you have?
I have a custom built PC with a Quad Core 3.0 GHZ, with 16 Gig of RAM, 800 Watt Power Supply, always the latest ATI Video card with 2 computer monitors. One I use as an extension to my desktop when I race ARCA and as a telemetry display for IRacing. I also have a G whatever Wireless headset. Really like that.
Are you married or have family?
Been married for 16 years, with two children - Jaydon who is 13 and Kailey who is 10
What do you enjoy most about racing here at 30plus?
Some of the drivers I race with over here I have been running with for a couple of years. I really enjoy the drivers and the effort that the 30 plus staff puts in to ensure that all members are having an enjoyable time.