Race of a Lifetime: Alex Mayer
My name is Alex Mayer and I have been racing since I was 7. I started out in Quarter Midgets and then moved onto Karts, and now I am racing open wheel Formula 1000. My goal is to continue onto Indy Car and then Formula 1 as an American driver.
We then competed at New Jersey Motorsport Park, NJ; Road America, Wisconsin; Watkins Glen, NY and then Summit Point, West Virginia where we clinched the SCCA Majors Tour Series Championship.
My dad has always been the biggest part of the team for me since I started racing. We work together to build the cars and maintain them. I learned everything I know from him about cars. This continues to be a family sport for me. My Mom and sister travel with me for support as much as possible. We were leading the points in the US Formula 1000 Championship Series, when my Dad was diagnosed with kidney cancer, wow what a shock to me. I didn’t want to leave my dad, but my Dad loves racing as much as I love to race so he insisted that I continue on with the series.
Today I am 3rd in the National Points for the US Formula 1000 Series. Our next event, October 6-12th, culminates the season finale and is at the Mazada Raceway Laguna Seca in Montrey, California, which is 3,000 miles from where I live! This is a world renowned race track consisting of 11 turns, 2.238 miles road course somewhere I have always dreamed of racing. This event is very expensive because of the distance from my home. The expense of this race is making it hard for us to be able to compete there. My Dad and I usually drive to every event but because of his illness he will not be able to make the long drive and I will be driving out with someone who helps us out on the team. We are cutting back everywhere we can in order for us to race at this exciting event and take the SCCA Formula 1000 National Championship.
My dream of racing and moving into professional Indy Car would not be possible without your support. Anything that you could donate would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Visit our website at: www.alexmayerracing.com. And check out the video!