After a two month break, TOMO Racing prepares to hit Canadian Tire Motorsports Park at full speed for Rounds 3 & 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge Championships. Two full months feels like an entire additional off season since Rounds 1 & 2 at Circuit of the Americas in March, but Tom O'Gorman is looking forward [...]
Pirelli World Challenge TCB driver Tom O'Gorman is featured on the most recent episode of the SlipAngle Show to talk about Tom's start in motorsports, his path from autocross into professional road racing and his experience racing in Pirelli World Challenge and TCB/B-Spec, and his plans for 2016 and beyond. O'Gorman also gives an update after [...]
Tom O'Gorman kicked off his 2016 Pirelli World Challenge championship run at Circuit of the Americas with two 2nd place finishes in TCB in the #94 Track Night In America, Black Armor Helmets, Honda Performance HPD Honda Fit. In the week leading up to the race weekend, O'Gorman and teammate David Daughtery determined their new 2015 [...]
Tom O’Gorman returns to the Pirelli World Challenge Championships full-time in 2016, campaigning a new 2015 Honda Fit in Touring Car B-Spec following his successful debut in the series in 2015. Tom O’Gorman, of Mason, OH, made his series debuts in 2015 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in a 2010 Honda Fit, earning multiple podium and Top-5 finishes. This will be his first full season with the Pirelli World Challenge series, stepping up to the most recent Honda Fit platform with the support of Honda Racing HPD. O’Gorman has partnered with veteran racer David Daughtery, of Fishers, IN, to develop the 2015 Honda Fit platform in both SCCA Pro and Club racing. In addition to O’Gorman’s efforts in World Challenge, Daughtery will campaign the same vehicle in SCCA Majors competition and vie for an SCCA Runoffs title in 2016. “I’m extremely excited to be working with David, our partners, and Honda Racing HPD on our effort to develop this new platform across multiple series this year. B-Spec offers a unique opportunity to utilize the same ruleset in both Pro and Club racing, and we’re looking to getting on track and showing what this new Honda Fit can do,” says O’Gorman. O’Gorman made the jump to SCCA Pro Racing with the Pirelli World Challenge in 2015 after progressing through grassroots SCCA competition. He is set to drive the No. 94 SCCA Track Night In America, Autopower Industries, Black Armor Helmets, Honda Racing HPD Honda Fit for the Black Armor Helmets racing team. “This is a big year for both myself and our partners, particularly SCCA Track Night In America,” said O’Gorman. “Track Night is the fastest way to get you and your street car on a race track, designed to be low-pressure, non-competitive, and safe. We started as a new program from SCCA’s Experiential Programs department last year and have grown immensely in just one year, with over 4200 participants at 18 locations and 90 events nationwide in 2015. I’m looking forward to representing Track Night at Pirelli World Challenge race weekends, and vice versa.” O’Gorman is the KONI Novice Experience Lead Coach for Track Night In America. “David and I are also excited to have Autopower Industries, manufacturer of performance driving safety equipment, Black Armor Helmets, the best option for affordable carbon fiber helmets, and Carbotech Performance Brakes as technical partners this year.” Follow Tom O’Gorman beginning at the season opener March 4-6th at the Circuit of the Americas, and keep up with him online (tomoracing.com) and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@tomoracing). — About Tom O’Gorman Tom O’Gorman has competed with SCCA since 2007, making his way through autocross and club racing ranks to pursue a career in pro racing. In a short period, he has earned multiple podium finishes in Pirelli World Challenge, dozens of SCCA Club Racing victories, and is a a multi-time SCCA Solo National Champion and Solo Driver of the Year. […]
Riding the wave of successes in Pirelli World Challenge in 2015, Tom O'Gorman has exciting plans in motion for the upcoming 2016 race season. O'Gorman and 8-time SCCA Runoffs Champion David Daughtery are partnering for the 2016 race season. Together, they are working toward securing a 2016 Honda Fit for Pirelli World Challenge TCB and SCCA B-Spec. With the [...]
Tom O'Gorman returns to SCCA Club Racing for the Ohio Valley Region SCCA Autumn Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In Grid Before Sunday AM Qualifying Race Photo: Mary Beth O'Gorman It felt like it had been too long since racing at Laguna Seca, so why not go racing at my home track [...]
Tom O'Gorman is featured on Road&Track.com for his road racing efforts entering Pirelli World Challenge on a budget in the 2015 season. Check out the article, brilliantly written by Mark Baruth below. http://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a26947/crowdfunded-racing-effort/
Live streams from Rounds 16, 17, and 18 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are now available to watch at www.world-challengetv.com. Check out the races and watch for Tom earn two podium finishes and one top 5! Race 1 (Round 16) Race 2 (Round 17) Race 3 (Round 18) CBS Sports Network Broadcast
Join Tom O'Gorman on his journey across the country and back for the final rounds of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. O'Gorman covered over 4800 miles and 14 states on the journey and documented the trip, including some shots from the track.
For charging from 6th to 1st in the first lap of Pirelli World Challenge TCB Round 18 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Tom O'Gorman was awarded the OPTIMA Batteries Best Standing Start Award. Check out the action in the video!