Adam started his racing career on motorcycles, road racing around the southeast he learned many of the tracks he would soon be winning championships on.
His attention turned to cars and the SCCA’s solo program which led to his first national championship, a win at the Solo2 Nationals in Topeka Kansas in 1993. This was the first of 5 national championships he has earned in his now very familiar Honda Civic. The other 4 have come in the SCCA’s club racing national program. He started in 1997 by winning the Valvoline Runoffs, Sports Car Club of America’s National championship race which is held annually at the Mid-Ohio race course. His competitors and a national television audience have grown very used to seeing Adam win at this prestigious event called the Olympics of amateur motorsports, where the best from around North America come to battle it out in a winner take all race for the championship. He continued by winning consecutive events in ‘98 and ‘99, he then took a few years off to build his experience in pro racing Adam was brought on as a driver’s coach and setup consultant for the Eagle Racing Trans-Am effort, simultaneously building two Toyota Paseo GT-3 cars that he co-drove and helped earn a 3rd place finish at the Runoffs in 2000. His work in Trans-Am brought a rookie team quick progress, their finishes went from 27th to 15th by the fourth race. His professional endeavors then took him to the American Lemans Series where he was crew chief for the 2 car effort of American Viper Racing, he was able to step in and again bring up this team’s finishes.
Adam had taken the time off from driving to develop his own car during 2002, he managed to raise his performance in his Civic even after the substantial penalties imposed by the SCCA after his 3 championships. He returned to the driver’s seat and showed the results of his work, he won the 2003 Valvoline Runoffs and was again the H-Production national champion. His widely noticed comeback and convincing win was so complete that his competitors in H-Production saw that he was removed from the class. If you can’t beat him, move him out of your class, seems to be the only hope for his “competition”.
Adam has always taken pride in the performance of the cars he races, he builds his own cars, he builds the engines, he does it all and is fanatical in his devotion to winning, it’s this attitude that keeps him on top and any challenge he takes on he attacks single mindedly. His Business that he started in 1994, Pro Import Services, has grown from a dark corner of a tire store and now he has thousands of customers who look to his shop to maintain their cars. His background in Hondas and Acuras is well known and his customers can attest to his attention to detail and desire for perfection.
The dreaded Civic
Adam and his #71 GT3 Toyota, the first Mallen Alley collaboration