Racing for Children's


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Michael Gay

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Racing for Children's is captained by Michael Gay. Michael has been racing karts on and off for 7 years. Michael started running league races with Pro-Cup Karting in the Winter of 2011/2012 and eventually made the jump into running his own equipment. Michael has experience running both 4 cycle karts as well as 2-stroke gearbox karts. Off the track, Michael has made a career in motorsports. His work history includes: track operations and maintenance, motorsport event promotion, sales and sponsorship, marketing strategy development and implementation, day-to-day management of driving programs, and professional driver coaching and instruction.

Patrick Wilmot

Hometown: Roswell, GA

Patrick began his racing career in 2007 in the ProCup Karting League at Andretti Indoor Karting. Three years and three championships later he began racing cars. His debut was a Ford Mustang in SCCA’s American Sedan class racking up 4 national wins and finished in the top 3 in points from 2009-2012. In 2016 Patrick began Pro Racing in a Pirelli World Challenge Mini Cooper for The Precision Motorsports Group. He and his team brought home 2 top 5’s in TCB and 4 top 10’s. In 2017 he moved over to the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup with GB Racing - Racing Analytics earning the Mazda Move of the Year Award during the season. In 2018 Patrick ran one race in IMSA at the Motul Petit Le Mans finishing 7th in a TCR Volkswagen GTI. When he's not racing, Patrick instructs for multiple manufacturers as well as various racing schools around the country and coaches his own private clients.

Nick Lefferdo

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA

Nick Lefferdo is a veteran karter and professional driving instructor from Reno, Nevada. He began racing karts at 8 years old at GSKA, then moved on to racing different state and national series from FKCS to WKA. Nick drove for various teams in the US and even developed a kart for a European manufacturer. At 19 years old Nick started professional driving instruction for different car manufacturers. As well, along the way he has tested varying open-wheel and sports cars. While in college he was a part of Kennesaw State Universities Formula SAE program. While apart of the program Nick participated as a Vice-president, marketing director, and lead driver. -Pole position and fast lap in LO-206 PRO for 2018 24 hours of America.

Andrew Pinkerton

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Andrew is a professional race car driver and driver coach. His background is an unconventional one as he does not come from a racing family. Working his way into the motorsports industry Andrew has been a driver, mechanic, PA announcer, photographer, journalist, event promoter, and a talk radio producer. Racing everything from Formula Vee, MX-5 Cup, Honda Challenge, Spec Miata, and WRL, Andrew prides himself on being an adaptable driver capable of working with what he’s given.