2018 Driver Bio
Name: Perry Needham Home: Kamas, UT
Years Racing: 12 Type of Racing: NASA, PCA, Karting
Home Track: UMC – Tooele, UT Class: Super Touring 1 / Super Unlimited
Chassis: Porsche 996 GT3 Cup Engine/Builder: Porsche 3.8L / Autometrics
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=air%20power%20racing
Racing History: “My late father instilled a deep love of cars and racing from a very young age. He built my first kart and I fondly remember watching the Indy 500 with him every year. My first open track day was in 1995 at Portland International and I was hooked! I moved to Utah and when Miller Motorsports Park opened in 2006 I quickly got into open track days, time trials and karting with the goal of obtaining my race license.”
Introduction of driver: After enjoying karting success in local and national championships, Perry obtained his race license and joined Air Power Racing. In 2017 he won the 944 Spec class in NASA Utah and progressed to the Super Touring 1 Class in 2018 in a Porsche GT3 Cup. He has clinched that championship and is working on winning the Super Unlimited Class in the same season. Perry also participated in two 6 Hour Enduro races in 2018, winning in SP1 class at High Plains Raceway in Denver.
Driver’s Goals and/or long-term career plan: Perry plans to continue to participate in local NASA and PCA racing events and wants to race at other tracks around the country.
Highlight an outstanding race event/award/accomplishment: Perry received the prestigious Workers Choice Award at the PCA event at UMC in 2018.
SPONSORS: Perry is sponsored by PSS Urology and Liqui Moly Lubricants.
Race Results – Perry Needham
2006-2013 Multiple Lap Battle/Time Trial Wins, Karting Wins
2014 Utah Karting Championship – 1st Place, Rotax Masters
2015 Utah Karting Championship – 2nd Place, Rotax Senior
2016 Challenge of the Americas Championship – 3rd Place, Rotax Masters
2017 NASA Utah Championship – 1st Place, 944 Spec
2017 Porsche Club Racing, UKC – 1st Place, 944 Spec
2018 Porsche Club Racing, Super Enduro – 1st Place, 944 Spec
2018 NASA Utah Championship – 1st Place, Super Touring 1