30+Drhaft

Who is your favorite driver?
Mark Martin

When did you start Sim racing?
I've always loved racing games , starting way back with "Night Driver" . In 1997 I bought a copy of Nascar Racing by Papyrus . But , and this might clue a few peolpe in , I never left Daytona or Talladega until I started racing here at 30+ in April 2002 .

What got you into Sim racing?
Like I said earlier , I've always loved racing games . But the reason I wanted to join a league was the desire to race with a group of guy's who wanted to do it right.

Most memorable moment in Sim racing?
I've had alot of memorable moments , not all of them good ! The one I chose to remember the most is when I got my first SuperSpeedway Win and Cup Win all in the same night . It was at Talladega , Fall of 2004 . I'm not ashamed to admit this ole' boy got a little choked up and shed a tear as he crossed the finish line . I screamed so loud I woke the wife up ! It was a longer , harder road to travel then I ever imagined . But I finally did it !

Where are you from?
Knoxville, TN . Snuggled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains .

How old are you?
36 years young and getting younger :)

What kind of wheel do you have?
A ragged out Microsoft ForceFeedback .

What is your favorite and least favorite track?
My favorite is , as if everyone didn't know , a tie between Daytona and Talladega with Indianapolis a close 2nd . My least favorite is Martinsville . I would rather take a beating than run Martinsville but usually end up taking them both !

If you have to pick a NASCAR driver you mirror in sim racing who would it be?
I guess it would be Michael Waltrip . On SuperSpeedways he's one of the best . On any other track he's doing good to get a top 10 . Plus I'm a little goofy too !

How much time do you spend Sim racing in a week?
About 6 hours . But the wife swears up and down it's more that !

If you could meet anyone who would it be and why?
My Grandfather on my Dad's side . He died before I was old enough to remember . They say he drove a diesel truck and used to take us for rides in it . Knowing him would given me greater understanding of why my Dad is the way he is and why I'm the way I am . Hardheaded !

What hobbies do you have outside Sim racing?
I like to go Bass fishing when I can . But right now remodeling this Brick Rancher is taking up all my free time . Got an old 1966 AMC Rambler "REBEL" that I'm going to make into a Custom Resto Mod one of these day's .

What kind of PC do you have?
I've also got a Home Built Hot Rod . Pentium 2.8 Ghz w/800 fsb . ECS 648fx-a motherboard . Geforce 5900 128mb video card . 1.5 gig's of pc3200 ram . An electric blue Raidmax case w/490w power supply . The main thing is I average 100fps in N2003 and I'm happy !

Are you married or have family?
Yes I have a beautiful wife , Beth , whose heart is as good as gold . The Lord hasn't blessed us with any children yet but we hope one day our prayers will be answered .

What do you enjoy most about racing here at 30plus?
The comradery , the sense of family . Knowing your racing with a group of guy's who enjoy sim-racing and want to do it right .