Kevinís racing endeavors began as a teenager, doing endurance bicycle racing, up to 24 hours at a time, his drive to compete and win has only grown since.
Kevin began drag racing when he got his first car and continued for the next 10 years, he won many Saturday night events across Florida and Georgia. He also raced motorcross while in the Air Force during the late 1980ís. Go Kart racing was next on the list where he won his first event, it was on a dirt oval and he continued on to win the track championship that year. The championship led him to a sponsored ride the following season in Outlaw Karts, 20 horsepower single cylinder engines that shook so violently as to blur his vision. He won an amazing 13 races that year on the concrete oval that hosted the series.
Kevin finally reached his goal of racing sports cars in 1993 when he purchased a 1965 Triumph Spitfire that he named Truman. Truman has through years of development become quite a force at the track, as Kevin has put the car on the pole at virtually every SCCA national in the southeast since 1995. Kevin also holds the track record at every track in Florida and Georgia that the SCCA national series races at. This pair has also sat on the pole for the Valvoline Runoffs 3 times and had the fastest race lap numerous times.
Through SCCA racing Kevin has made contacts that have led some interesting rides. In 1998 he began doing some vintage races with the NP Racing team from Orlando, the cars ranged from a 1970 Boss 302 Mustang Trans-Am car to a tube chassied Pantera, in fact Kevin and his co-driver Bret Parker won a race at Sebring in the spring of Ď98 by 17 laps in the Pantera, not bad for a 3 hour race.
In 1998 Kevin got his first chance at a pro race, the Vector car company contacted Kevin about assisting them in their entry in the Professional Sportscar Racing series Grand Prix of Atlanta at Road Atlanta. Kevin signed with them and did the development driving alongside John Paul JR. For the race Kevinís co-driver was Randy Pobst and the team finished 3rd in the GTS field.
In the spring of Ď99 Kevin again teamed with NP Racing and they entered the Rolex 24 hours of Daytona in one of the factory Viper GTS-R cars that had been at LeMans the year before. Kevin co-drove with Bret and Larry Parker and Neil Hanneman, their effort was strong and it netted them a 10th place finish the highest placing for a Viper that year, it also earned the team respect from the Chrysler factory. Kevin and Bret entered the FIA GT race at Homestead that year but a first lap incident took them out of contention.
A deal to build cars and eventually run in the Trans-Am series moved Kevin to Bowling Green Kentucky where he headed up Eagle Racing. The mission was to build two GT-3 cars to run in SCCA national racing, Kevin designed and built the cars in 4 months time. This was Kevin and Adamís first professional partnership as Adam would travel to the Eagle shop to assist in the development of the cars. The cars ran for the first time in July of 2000 and by September of that year they had both been qualified to race at the Runoffs. While still on a steep development curve, Adam and Kevin qualified their cars well on the grid for the race. Adam who struggled with engine issues all week, earned a hard fought 13th place and Kevin finished 3rd, a tremendous accomplishment against the 30 fastest GT 3 cars in the nation, and this was the 4th event for these cars.
The next season was Kevinís entry into Trans-Am, a 10 year old car was purchased and Kevin took on the task of learning about prepping and racing the 600 horsepower monster. Adam was again integral to this effort as he was brought on as a consultant and driverís coach. The teams finishes were steadily improving, to a best of 15th after having to start from 31st at the Detroit Grand Prix. The funding ran out for the team after that race and Kevin went searching for other opportunities.
Kevin soon found his next ride in the American Lemans Series, he again got to get back into the awesome Dodge Viper GTS-R. This time it was with American Viper Racing, a new team based out of Wisconsin. Kevin was teamed with Tom Weickardt the team owner and they ran 3 races together that season. Kevin was again hired by the team in 2002 and did three races again, once teaming with Shane Lewis in the lead car for the team. In that particular race Kevin and Shane were running 3rd at Mid-Ohio when the differential expired taking away a sure podium finish.
In 2003 Kevin took on the new challenge of running a Nissan 510 in SCCA national racing, he re-engineered the suspension on the rear of the car and took it to 6 wins in the southeast. He drove the car at the Valvoline Runoffs and struggled with ignition problems that had him driving with one hand on the ignition switch the whole race, even with this he finished 3rd with the fastest race lap.
He has been working with several Trans-Am teams with their cars leading to an Engineer position with Powerhouse Racing out of West Palm Beach Florida. He helped the team gain consecutive championships in 2008 and 2009.
Kevin at the last Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle
Kevin and Truman at their last Runoffs.
Kevin in one of the pair of GT3 Toyotas that he and Adam designed and built in 2000.
Kevin in the American Viper Racing Viper GTS-R during the Trois Rivieres American LeMans race.
The mighty Lola Can Am car Kevin drove, what an awesome ride. Now owned by Nick Smith.