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Tom O'Gorman
Tom O'GormanProfessional Racer & Driving Instructor

About Tom

Birthdate October 22, 1991

Residence Mason, Ohio

Birthplace Cincinnati, Ohio

Height 5’10”

Weight 170lbs

Tom O’Gorman has been hooked on motorsports since he was in diapers, spectating races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He was introduced to the sport of autocross at the age of 14, and at 15, he began competing with his temporary driving permit and began competing at the national level at the age of 16, winning his first even national event against top-level competitors – the first of many.

O’Gorman used autocross to gain experience across every platform of vehicle, winning numerous national events in SCCA National competition, including 3 National Championships, and was name the SCCA Solo Driver of the Year in 2013.

In 2012, O’Gorman claimed victory in an indoor karting competition, qualifying him to compete in the Kart World Championships in Essen, Germany – the world’s top indoor karting competition. He competed amongst the world’s top kart drivers and earned multiple Top 3 and Top 5 finishes over 7 days of competition.

In 2014, O’Gorman made a splash with his debut in road racing with the SCCA after years of success in autocross and karting competition – he won his first race, qualifying on pole for both races that weekend, and nearly setting a new track record along the way. O’Gorman continued to dominate that season, earning 8 victories in 9 races including the American Road Race of Champions, a track record at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and was named Rookie of the Year for the Ohio Valley Region SCCA.

Professionally, O’Gorman began his instructing career at a young age, first with Evolution Performance Driving School, becoming the school’s youngest instructor in it’s 20-year history at the age of 18. O’Gorman continued to instruct various racing, autocross, and car control programs until, in 2014, he became a full-time performance driving instructor, working for programs such as SCCA Track Night in America, SCCA Starting Line schools, and the SRT/Abarth Track Experiences.

2015

      • Pirelli World Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca; finished 3rd, 5th, and 2nd in TCB Rounds 16, 17, & 18; second PWC race weekend (Touring Car B Honda Fit)
      • Pirelli World Challenge Round 18 (MRLS); OPTIMA Batteries Best Standing Start Award Winner (6th to 1st on opening lap)
      • Pirelli World Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course; debut PWC race weekend; ran in Top 3 all three races, fastest in Official Practice
      • Pirelli World Challenge Round 11 (Mid-Ohio); VP Fuels Hard Charger Award Winner (8th to 3rd, most positions gained)
      • SCCA Majors Tour: Majors debut in B-Spec; first podium finish (2nd) in second race
      • SCCA Club Racing: 5 races, 4 victories, 5 pole positions, 4 finishes
      • Track Record, NCM Motorsports Park (B-Spec, Honda Fit, 2:35.864)
      • Track Record, Waterford Hills Raceway (Improved Touring C, Honda Civic, 1:19.690
      • SCCA Solo National Tour: 1 event, 1 victory
      • SCCA ProSolo: 1 events, 1 victory

2014

      • Ohio Valley Region SCCA Rookie of the Year (Club Racing)
      • SCCA American Road Race of Champions at Road Atlanta; finished 1st from pole position (Improved Touring C, Honda Civic)
      • Track Record, Mid Ohio Pro Course (Improved Touring C, Honda Civic, 1:47.0)
      • SCCA Improved Touring C: 9 races, 8 victories, 7 pole positions, 8 finishes
      • SCCA Solo Nationals: 7th Place; GoPro Hard Charger Award, most positions improved Day 1 to Day 2 (Super Street Modified, Nissan 240SX)
      • SCCA Solo National Tour: 5 events, 5 victories
      • SCCA ProSolo: 2 events, 2 podiums

2013

      • SCCA Solo Driver of the Year; youngest recipient in history of award @ age 21
      • SCCA Solo Triad Award (F Prepared, Porsche 914/6)
      • SCCA Solo National Champion (F Prepared, Porsche 914/6)
      • SCCA ProSolo National Champion (Street/Stock 4, Chevrolet Corvette)
      • SCCA Solo National Tour: 7 events, 6 victories, 1 podium
      • SCCA ProSolo: 5 events, 4 victories, 1 podium

2012

      • Kart World Championships, Essen, Germany: 43rd Place (Semifinalist), 3 Top 3s, 2 Top 5s
      • SCCA ProSolo National Champion (Street Touring Sport, Honda CRX)
      • Kart World Championship Qualifier: 1st Place, Full Throttle Indoor Karting
      • SCCA Solo Nationals: 3rd Place, led Day 1 (Street Touring Sport, Honda CRX)
      • SCCA Solo National Tour: 6 events, 5 victories
      • SCCA ProSolo: 3 events, 2 victories, 1 podium

2011

      • SCCA Solo Nationals: 9th Place (Street Touring Sport, Honda CRX)
      • SCCA Solo National Tour: 4 events, 2 victories, 2 podiums
      • SCCA ProSolo: 2 events, 1 podium

2010

      • SCCA Solo Nationals: 5th Place (Street Touring Sport, Mazda Miata)
      • SCCA Solo National Tour: 4 events, 1 victory, 2 podiums
      • SCCA ProSolo: 3 events, 3 podiums

2009

      • SCCA Solo Nationals: 6th Place, first Solo Nationals (E Stock, Toyota MR2)
      • SCCA Solo National Tour: 3 events, 1 victory, 2 podiums
      • SCCA ProSolo: 2 events, 1 victory

2008

      • SCCA Peru National Tour: 1st Place, first National autocross event (Street Touring Sport, Mazda Miata)

Instructing Resume

    • June 2015 – Began instructing for Optima Ultimate Street Car Association
    • April 2015 – Began instructing for SCCA Track Night in America; Chief Novice Coach
    • July 2014 – Began instructing for Richard Petty Driving Experience on the SRT & Abarth Track Experiences
    • Spring 2012 – Began instructing for SCCA Starting Line Autocross School
    • Spring 2010 – Began instructing for Evolution Performance Driving School