After competing in over one hundred open wheel formula races around the globe, Nashville’s Music City Grand Prix street course will represent Spike Kohlbecker’s fourth weekend of Sports Car racing. Transitioning into a sports car presented an exciting challenge for the St Louis native. “I track my ability to learn and to be consistent … It's my experiences and progress that matter to me,” said Kohlbecker confidently. “I’ve been in some sort of motorsport seat since I was 4 years old and each year I have challenged myself with something new, something different – and the move from formula cars to this GR 86Cup car is indeed something different.”
From the first race of the season in Sonoma, Kohlbecker has demonstrated his prowess in a field completely packed with the top names in up-and-coming race car driving talent. Spike currently sits second in championship points with a thirty-three-point deficit to the leader.
“Something switched for me in Race 2 at VIR,” Kohlbecker added. “That race represented the best I have ever felt in any race car. I’m still learning how to drive this car … and there's always more to learn, but I really like the GR 86Cup and how it handles. The TechSport team has been patient with me and helped adapt the car to me – and me to the car. That patient and disciplined approach is working.” Kohlbecker added, “Racing is the ultimate team sport, and I know I have the best team both on and off the track. I’m grateful TechSport Racing took a chance on me.” “We’re excited for what is sure to be a great 2nd half of the season,” added Team Principal Kevin Anderson. “We’re getting Spike dialed in, and he’s delivering solid results.”
In addition to Spike’s work with TechSport Racing, Spike also partners with the Central Institute for Human Performance in St. Louis, MO – a program he credits for his continued progress both on and off the track.