But it's the beginning of January, and here we are. The 2015 calendar year might be complete, but my involvement in racing is not taking any sort of break before the 2016 season. So, in reviewing 2015, what's been going on? For one, I spent less time in the driver's seat and more time on the sidelines. That's not to say I haven't been keeping myself sharp on the track, no way I'd let that happen. The guys at Ten Pedal Motorsports were kind enough to take me in to pilot their FormulaSPEED 2.0 car in the Formula Car Challenge Triple Crown Series. With their help, I competed at Portland International Raceway, Sonoma Raceway (alongside the IndyCar season finale), and Auto Club Speedway. A few hiccups in the first race at Portland made it an uphill battle for this miniseries, especially when pitted up against the VMB Driver Development young gun Michael Avansino. Despite these struggles, we were vying for the top spot in the series championship and finished second in points. Adding these events together, plus a one-off race I did with World Speed Motorsports in the same class car at Sonoma in March, I held a 50% win record for 2015 (across four weekends, eight races total). Not much to complain about there! It was an awesome opportunity to start the season with a double win under World Speed Motorsports' wing, and to finish it off at Auto Club Speedway with another double win in the Ten Pedal Motorsports car. Seriously, that final race with Ten Pedal Motorsports was everything but easy, but we dialed in a car setup together that was unbelievably good.
All in all, I'd still call the 2015 season a success. So what's in store for 2016? Well, we've already started on plans for 2016 a few months ago, because January is far too late to make plans for the year! I can't tell you about most of what's in the works for the year, but here's what I can tell you. We'll be back with the Formula Mazda, and you'll see us at select Formula Car Challenge events once again. As we're in the midst of doing some car shopping, you'll likely find us sporting a two car team later in the year, giving our drivers the ultimate racing experience: a teammate to both compete against and learn from! Keep your eyes open for what turns up in the future, because there's a lot of fun stuff in the works. Although there's no clean slate or big reset that rings in the new year for us in the racing industry, we make sure to keep moving and always look ahead. Otherwise, we'd be left in the dust of our competition.