It’s hard to describe how great it is to be supported by such an incredible company like Driscoll’s. This family run business has been operating for several generations and has a great company culture, something you would expect from a business who’s primary goal is to delight people with delicious, and healthy, fresh berries. And, it’s especially nice when a crate of fresh berries arrives at the racetrack!
Even more than the great berries though, what I truly appreciate about Driscoll’s is their stated values, and how well they resonate with me and how I aim to be in the paddock and in life. Their values are:
- The passion to excel and accomplish great things
- The humility to respect and learn from our colleagues and competitors
- The trustworthiness that transforms our dependence upon one another into our greatest strength.
It’s an honor for me to represent a business with such incredible values and I do my best to bring them with me into every race weekend. I’m so grateful for the business that they are, and the presence they are in my journey. Driscoll’s is singlehandedly responsible for the crucial support in getting my career going; I wouldn’t be where I am today without their amazing support of me and my dreams. I am forever grateful.
tolimit is the specialty agency that sits on the top floor of the Project 1 workshop and it’s with their support that I’m in Germany to begin with! In partnership with tolimit, we have designed the Project 1 Development Program which I am currently engaged in; It’s the most ideal program I could have dreamed of, and more! From working in the office, to the workshop, to special courses, and language lessons, I’m learning so much more than just how to drive a car fast, even though I get to learn that from one of the best, Sean Edwards! It truly is a whole package development program where I’m learning how to be a internationally conscious businessman outside of the car, in addition to my development as a driver. I’m appreciative for the opportunity to live, learn, work, and have fun doing it all with my tolimit family here in Germany.
Of all the teams that I could race for here in Germany, I strongly feel that Project 1 Motorsports the best place for me, and this is because of the great people I’m surrounded by every day. The team is a family of passionate people who all share in a singular goal, to work hard to be the best. My mechanic Klaus has become a good friend of mine and we’re working hard together every week to push each other in our respective pursuits of excellence, he as a mechanic, and me as a driver. The Project 1 team atmosphere is great to be in and I know that they create best foundational conditions for success that can be found in any team; Great equipment, great people, and great energy. I have total faith in Klaus and the rest of the team assembled around Paul, and rely on my engineer Kosta and tire specialist Joachim for the best equipment; It’s an honor to work with such great people, I couldn’t ask for more.
The Deutsche Post and tolimit are well experienced when it comes to developing young drivers. This comes as a result of a long term partnership of working together in organizing and running the Deutsche Post Speed Academy. Their combined experience and knowledge from a decade of developing young drivers has lent itself well to the structure of my development program this year. I’d like to thank the Deutsche Post for their 15 year partnership and continued support of tolimit, which in turn supports me. I am excited to represent them this year.
It’s simply amazing to be able to race such an iconic sports car as the Porsche. I’m grateful for the support of everybody at Porsche Motorsports North America, especially Jens Walther and Patrick Long for their advice and support; I never would have been able to race a Porsche without their help. It was a wonderful recognition to be invited to the Porsche Young Driver Academy last year and I’m grateful for their guidance in the efforts of realizing my dream of racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland this year. I’m sure this is just the beginning of our relationship.
It was a great honor to be selected as a finalist in the Team USA Scholarship last year. The experience from the interview process, through the shootout in a single seater, to ultimately receiving an opportunity to test a Formula 3 car was phenomenal. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to participate and look forward to being involved and giving back to the Team USA Scholarship program in the future.