Rod's Open Road


    Technicians Roadtrip


Vice President of Operations
Exotics Racing

“The biggest thing is ambition—it’s more important than skillset. If you’re ambitious and hungry, you can learn anything.”


Action Sports Engineering


Fulfillment Values Determination Education Desire Pride Talent Hobbies & Pastimes Opportunity Regrets Self-Reflection Goals Hard Work Confidence Transitions


Helping People


  • His father was a race car driver, so he spent most of his childhood working on cars with him.
  • While he was in college, everything he did was focused around his racing career; he didn’t even attend his graduation because he had a race that day.
  • From an early age, he was mentored by the founder of Walmart, Sam Walton.
  • At one point, Sam questioned him about why he wanted to be a race car driver and what would separate him from all the others—this motivated him to go back to school.
  • He later went on to become one of the first race car drivers to receive a Master’s degree.
  • Was also the first in his family to go to college, and because of this, he counts his education as his greatest accomplishment.
  • Says that winning races is an amazing feeling, but it doesn’t compare to what he is doing now helping others mold their careers—”That’s something that’s going to last for forever”.
  • Believes that “the world would stop without mechanics”; encourages young people to gain technical skills and learn how to work on things because that field is always going to be there.

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