• Meetings with Honda, Toyota, NISMO, Subaru Technica International (STI), Toyota Gazoo Racing, Super GT, and Super Taikyu teams


  • VLN Race 7
    Nürburgring Endurance Championship, Germany, BMW E90 325i
    Nordschleife + Grand Prix Configuration

    • Best lap time (Personal) 10min 06sec .199

    • Best lap time (Nissan Factory) 10min 15sec .581, same car/conditions

  • VLN Race 1
    Nürburgring Endurance Championship, Germany, BMW M235iR

    • 7th of 19 in class, 67th of 163 overall

    • Highest finishing American in class

    • Highest finishing Japanese driver overall (2nd highest at P95, Toyota Gazoo Racing)

    • Total experience on Nürburgring prior to first race: 2 laps

  • Lead Instructor, Simraceway Performance Driving Center, Sonoma, CA


  • $16K raised via online GoFundMe fundraiser and house party to purchase first race car

  • Competes in SCCA Majors/Hoosier Super Tour (top USA amateur level)

  • 6 race abbreviated season due to budget:

    • 100% top-5 finish rate

    • 66% podium finish rate

    • 50% pole position rate

    • 33% win rate

    • 1 track record

    • all new, first-time tracks

    • self-crewed race car, team comprised of friends staying in tents


  • Accepts Instructor position
    Simraceway Performance Driving Center, Sonoma, CA


  • Rotax 125cc Kart Racing Series, Sonoma, CA

  • Multiple podiums, fastest laps


  • Mechanic Trainee Program (MTP)
    Bridgestone Racing Academy, Ontario, Canada

    • Trades labor for seat time driving school's F2000 open-wheel, formula race cars

      • Sets lap-time equal to chief instructor in final race

      • Receives recommendation by academy president to obtain competition racing license

      • Previous attendees of school include F1 World Champion & Indy 500 winner Jacques Villeneuve, NASCAR's Danica Patrick, and IndyCar's James Hinchcliffe


  • Fundraising for Canada

    • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    • Private tutoring

    • Edu.-tech startup consulting

    • Insomnia due to racing dreams


  • Education Volunteer
    Peace Corps Liberia, West Africa

    • First group to return since country's 14 year-long civil war

    • Improves high school exit-exam pass rates by 3x (18-56%) for seniors in two years

    • Develops national middle, high school academic curricula per request by Ministry of Education Liberia

    • Awarded federal grant to build, oversee construction of first science laboratory in school district

    • Summits Mt. Kilimanjaro, rides a Honda 125cc motorcycle from South Africa to Tanzania

    • Insomnia due to racing dreams


  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), SF Bay Area

  • Insomnia due to racing dreams


  • B.A., International Development Studies, UCLA

  • Division I student-athlete with PAC-10 academic honors, Captain, UCLA Men’s Rowing (crew)

  • Publication credit, "The Asian Americans Redistricting Project" pamphlets 1-4

  • Insomnia due to racing dreams


  • Invited to Jim Russell Racing School's Scholarship Shootout

    • Declines, uses entry funds towards college degree

  • Techniques of Karting Class, Jim Russell Racing School, Sonoma, CA


  • Volunteer Janitor, Skip Barber Racing School, Monterey, CA

  • Doc Wong Driving Clinics, Northern California


  • Buys first car, 1990 Nissan 240sx. sells for Mazda Miata

  • Begins practicing in the canyons while parents are sleep


  • Reads every racing book that can be obtained

  • Starts working towards first car


  • Sees scale-model, Le Mans-winning Porsche race car at the mall -
    the dream is born


  • born