May 23, 2012

Thunder Cayman!

Dan Clarke in the Isringhausen Motorsport Cayman S

We're heading to New Jersey Motorsport Park this coming week end but I will not be lapping anywhere need this pace in our spec E30s!

The Intercontinental Trophy Cup is a NASA sanctioned Cayman spec series and englishman Dan Clarke set a new track Thunderbolt record recently.

Check out the video and the pretty amazing sound of the Isringhausen Motorsport Cayman S after the jump!

Born and raised in a small town in Yorkshire, England, Dan Clarke followed his passion from Kart Racing at 8 years old with his working family backing, to racing the fastest race cars in the World in America.

Not content with playing soccer at a young age, Dan’s passion quickly became motor racing and with young dreams of one day becoming a professional race car driver, he never looked back. Thanks to the support of his hard working family, Dan was able to race Go-karts up to the age of 16 and progress into the British Racing Driver’s Club race car school.

He quickly dominated that race series and attracted a successful Music and Entertainment promoter to become his manager. Now with full-time backing and support, Dan progressed through British Formula Ford and Formula 3 becoming a frequent race winner and winning the prestigious Formula Ford Festival World Championship event.

America became the next target and Dan was hired to race in the Champ Car World Series. He immediately fought with the front runners in his rookie season and soon earned the nickname “Speedy Dan” that stuck with him since.

Following on from that, Dan represented Great Britain in the A1GP World Series. Then upon returning to the US in 2010, he completed a full season in the Firestone Indy Lights series scoring podiums for the famed Indycar team, Walker Racing.

In 2011, Dan started to look towards NASCAR racing for his opportunity to get back in a car and a full-time ride. In August he competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Watkins Glen and impressed many by qualifying and making the race in his first time ever piloting a Stock car.

Dan is an active driver coach and is splitting his time between his work with drivers and his current 2012 program with Isringhausen Motorsport in the Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series.

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