Race of a Lifetime: Alex Mayer

$3,975 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 60 months

 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.
       This year has had it’s up and down’s. First we opened the season at Road Atlanta, with a new car that we just assembled moments before we were to take the grid for race. Because we were unable to qualify we had to start last but I was able to finish 2nd. We thought that we could make a few changes and come out on top the next day, but as in racing things can go wrong, I was rear ended after avoiding a multiple car crash in turn 1 and my car was damaged beyond repair, so that I was unable to finish the race. After working non stop to repair my car we went onto the next race at Virginia International Raceway, where we competed with some of the top drivers in the country, finishing 2nd.
 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!

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We finished 2nd in the SCCA National Runoffs it was a great effort by all. I would like to thank everyone who helped me to get there. I will post more pics as they become available. Again thank you!!!
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The grid is set for Sunday we start outside pole going to be a great race. Log on to www.speedcasttv.com to watch the race.
Today we visited San Francisco.
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We finished practice day it was extremely hot. The car was hot and tight. Spend the rest of the day trying to adjust the setup. Today at 2:00 is my 1st qualifying session.
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On the way to California for the big race.
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$3,975 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 60 months
Created August 26, 2014
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lacie nelson
49 months ago


jim smith
59 months ago

Best of Luck, Alex!

Geri Kraynak
59 months ago

Alex, you and your parents have poured your heart and soul into your dream. We're rooting for you--and your Dad! Keep your eye on the prize, Alex! We wish you all the best!

Nancy Mininger
60 months ago

I believed in you as a 4th grader...I believe in you today! Good Luck, Alex

Kate Farmer-Smith
60 months ago

Go for it Alex! Good Luck!!

60 months ago
Hannah Graf
60 months ago

Good Luck Alex!!!

Gary & Chris Segal
60 months ago

Best of Luck in the race !!!!!

Stephani Bass
60 months ago

Good luck, Alex! We're cheering for you!

George & Harry Turner Team #28
60 months ago

Good Luck Alex! We wish you all the luck & your Dad is in our prayers. Call if there's anything we can do to help.

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