It's my sophomore season as a pro race car driver with CrowdStrike Racing, AWS, & DXDT. TC America put together a spotlight video highlighting a little about my history moving from amateur to pro and my plans for 2021.
ALTON, Va. (June 8, 2021) – Learning is a never-ending process, no matter the field. It is an action that forms the basis of everything CrowdStrike does in the business world… and on the racetrack.
The SRO Motorsports America weekend at Virginia International Raceway provided CrowdStrike Racing with multiple opportunities for continued learning. While the weekend results for the four CrowdStrike Racing entries didn’t meet expectations, the long-range results will be what counts at the end of the season if the program can remain in championship conditions. Read more.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (June 1, 2021) – CrowdStrike Racing heads back to Virginia International Raceway this weekend, eager to recreate the same race-winning magic that led to its first victory in SRO Motorsports America a year ago. It marked the beginning of a run that saw CrowdStrike Racing entries win nine times in SRO competition. Read more.
From 3 to 4 to 3 to 2 to 3 to 2 to 1!
That's how many positions I went through in the first lap at the second 2021 TC America race at Circuit of the Americas. Watch the full lap to see all the action.
Episode 02 // Teamwork. We "Win as One" - as one Team. It takes a crew of mechanics, engineers, managers, business partners and drivers to turn a team effort into success. From our GT World Challenge race weekend at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin: Take a closer look at how race team operations are so similar to CrowdStrike's values, whether it's on-track competition or in cybersecurity.
Featuring George Kurtz, Colin Braun, CJ Moses and Kevin Boehm with DXDT Racing. Video by Eyenovation. Learn more at crowdstrikeracing.com.
I was able to share my story with PRI and it was published in the May 2021 edition of PRI Magazine. Read all about it here.
AUSTIN, Texas (May 5, 2021) – Teamwork was the name of the game for CrowdStrike Racing at Circuit of The Americas, site of SRO Motorsports America’s second event for 2021. A series of challenges over the racing weekend gave way to a complete team effort that provided more memorable results – and victories – for CrowdStrike. Read more.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (April 27, 2021) – Following a highly successful opening to the 2021 SRO Motorsports America campaign at Sonoma Raceway, CrowdStrike Racing will continue its early-season championship push at the next venue on its calendar: Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
Teamwork will be the key to success for CrowdStrike’s racers at the 3.4-mile, 20-turn road course that has played host to many of the world’s top sporting events – including SRO and Formula One, among others. A new level of collaboration with DXDT Racing, the technical insight from Amazon Web Services and continued contributions from Operation Motorsport give CrowdStrike a combination that has proven that it can “Win As One”. Read more.
Read more about the winning race weekend at CrowdStrikeRacing.com.
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Teaming with valuable program that engages ill, injured service members in motorsport.
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. (Feb. 23, 2021) – With SRO America’s sportscar championship season premiering next week, CrowdStrike Racing will ride into it with a continued association with Operation Motorsport for 2021.
A not-for-profit organization, Operation Motorsport provides a chance for veterans to use their skill sets in a variety of areas including paddock operations, car and tire prep, marketing, social media and other key areas that are part of a racing program.
With the success of Operation Motorsports’ engagement with the Boehm Racing program in 2020, introducing beneficiaries to additional features of the DXDT Racing program is a critical next step in accelerating the program. For 2021, CrowdStrike Racing entries proudly will have four service members as part of its ranks. Staff Sgt. William Babineau (Ret.) and Staff Sgt. Katrina Williams will work with the CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3s. Both will gain hands-on motorsport experience working on the car of George Kurtz and Colin Braun in Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS.
Kevin Boehm will welcome Sgt Cody Reinecker (Ret.) and OpMo newcomer Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Craig Neri to the crew of the No. 9 CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Honda Performance Development Civic Type R TC for the TC America Powered by Skip Barber Racing Schools championship.
It's official: I am returning to the CrowdStrike Racing team and moving from the TCA class to the TC class of Touring Car America in 2021. This season, I will pilot the No. 9 CrowdStrike / AWS / DXDT Honda Performance Development Civic Type R TC in the full 14-round championship, made up of 40-minute races. Read more about it and the rest of our team's exciting plans at CrowdStrikeRacing.com.
A big, sincere thank you to the Ohio Valley Region SCCA for awarding me the 2020 Pro Driver of the Year Award. I am happy to represent the region and I am glad you all thought I did it well last season. Looking forward to doing it again in 2021.
In 2020, I decided to make the jump from amateur to professional racing. This led to many new challenges throughout the year. At times, it was very tough and it wasn't clear if I was going to have any success. Watch the full video to see how my debut TC America season played out.
Shout out to Flying Lap Media for all the great shots this year.
Earlier this month, I joined one of Impact60's Tech Advancement Program classes at the Marysville, OH Early College High School. I brought along the HPD Turn-key Civic Si and we compared it to a brand new OEM Honda Civic. It was a ton of fun to share my race car with the students and show them some of the differences between a road car and and race car. A special THANK YOU goes out to Honda Marysville for providing a car for the comparison.
I have driven some incredible Honda race cars in my life, but I will remember this day for the rest of my life. The Honda Civic Type R TCR is the top level, most extreme, fastest, factory built Front Wheel Drive race car that Honda has ever built. It comes with 340+ HP, around 2800 lbs with driver, gigantic brakes, splitter and wing straight out of a wind tunnel, paddle shifted sequential transmission, and a widened track that requires massive fender flares. I was very surprised when I was asked to jump in. What a dream come true. Ride along with me around Indy Motor Speedway in my new favorite race car.
TC America rookie Kevin Boehm came into the season with confidence he could contend for wins and podiums, but never expected his 2020 season to play out the way it did. "Just to be here was a dream season," said Boehm after a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "To start pulling out some wins and then podiums made it even better. And then to be able to pull it together to clinch it one race early. Honestly, it's unreal. I'm an engineer, I took a ton of math classes, and still I almost don't believe the math right now. I'm absolutely thrilled!”
The season started well for the #9 Boehm Racing Honda Civic Si driver, grabbing six 4th places finishes in the first seven races of the season. But then something really clicked at Road America during the season half of the season, where Boehm won his first race, then went on to win five straight, six wins in the last eight races of the season.
“It feels overdue! It’s great to finally put it together this weekend. We had a great qualifying run, and luckily we were able to keep it together here today and grab the win!” said Boehm after his first win at Road America.
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 6, 2020) – In a season full of highlights, CrowdStrike Racing saved its best for last. Drivers and teams under CrowdStrike closed the 2020 SRO Motorsports America season with four victories, six podiums and two championships at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
What do you get when you combine cool morning temperatures with a turbocharged Honda Racing / HPD Turn-Key Civic Si? Fast laps! Fast enough to start in pole position for the first race at the September 2020 race weekend at COTA. Ride along to see what it takes to start up front in TC America.
AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 22, 2020) – CrowdStrike Racing came away with another weekend of strong performances as SRO Motorsports America made its second visit of the season to Circuit of The Americas. With momentum clearly in-hand, the program turns its focus to closing out the season in championship form at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
CrowdStrike Racing drivers Kevin Boehm and CJ Moses turned heads with their performances in the TC America category at COTA with each establishing significant momentum ahead of the Indianapolis finale.
The duo of George Kurtz and Colin Braun will look to make their return to GT World Challenge America powered by AWS competition in the No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Mercedes-AMG GT3. The car was withdrawn from the COTA weekend Saturday due to an unforeseen family emergency but will return for the Oct. 2-4 Indianapolis weekend, which will run in conjunction with the Intercontinental GT Challenge’s eight-hour race.
Tips, tricks, wins, and learnings. Go behind-the-scenes at the race shop and the track with Boehm Racing.