ETHAN LOW EARNS TWO TOP 20 FINISHES IN HIS FIRST SCCA MAJORS RACE WEEKEND
Sebring, Florida 1/6/14 – In a field that consensus deemed will be the deepest, most talented, SCCA field for 2014, Ethan Low climbed into his Spec Miata for the first time in the prestigious SCCA Majors Series race sponsored by BF Goodrich, to see how he stacked up. This field included multiple Spec Miata national champions and Low to this point had honed his craft at the Regional level of SCCA racing. Don’t blame Ethan Low if he was a little nervous as a 17 year old (and only nine months into racing Miatas), going out on the famed Sebring International Raceway in an event he dearly wanted to show well.
Low’s nervous energy turned to productive results as he was able to pilot his Rossini Engines, Old Dogs Racing, #44 car to two top 20 finishes in a field of 72 cars, garnering 20th in Saturday’s points race and backing it up with an even better 16th place finish on Sunday.
“The talent out on track was sensational this weekend” Low shared while reflecting on the weekend. “There were spec Miata national champions on track. There were top Pirelli World Challenge drivers out there competing as well as great drivers from around the nation. I spoke with Mr (Mike) Rossini, owner of Rossini Motors, prior to qualifying and he told me that drivers who could finish top 20 in this weekend’s races would put themselves in an elite class of driver nationally in the spec Miata class. I was pleased that I could go out there and put two top 20 finishes out there and bring the car in Sunday looking as beautiful as the Rossini powered, Old Dogs Racing machine looked when it unloaded on Wednesday.”
Low continued, “What was great about this weekend is that it exposed me to the developmental opportunities that I still have to improve my craft in the Miata and a number of things that I was able to learn and adapt into my driving skills as the weekend progressed. I was especially proud that I made a call on my car setup on Sunday that was against conventional wisdom and it worked and contributed to my improved finish in Sunday’s race.”
Low concluded with his upcoming plans for a 2014 pro racing series by saying, “I am looking for the one person or business or group of individuals or businesses that will stand with me and help me have an opportunity to race professionally. I can promise you no one is more seriously driven to become a successful professional driver than I am. I have standing offers to drive and compete in the Tudor Prototype Lites Series, USF-2000 Road to Indy Series, the Pirelli World Challenge and the Continental Tire Series. I would be forever grateful to find someone to believe in me and my talents and be able to race for and represent them in one of these series in 2014.”