coaching & appearances
Meeting Randy Pobst today one would not guess that he graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in accounting (3.52 grade average, by the way). While attending school Pobst slowly gravitated towards cars and sportscar racing.
Randy's life began in Dayton, Ohio. As the son of an Air Force man, Pobst's childhood was filled with several moves around the world. For three years his family was stationed in Europe. From those days in Europe the seeds of his love affair with sportscar racing were planted.
Randy first began competing in 1977, at age nineteen: "I saw an advertisement for the Indian River Sports Car Club autocross event at a local mall in Melbourne, Florida. First, I just went and watched two events. The third event I took my Datsun 510 out to try my hand at it, and I won, beating the class champion."
From those humble beginnings grew one of the most successful sportscar careers of any American driver. With over sixty professional wins and three professional Championships, Randy has secured his place as one of the top sportscar drivers in the world.
His focus in 2004 was the factory backed Audi RS6 in the Speed World Challenge GT series. Pobst drove for the Champion Racing effort and had long-time competitor Michael Galati as his teammate.
Randy has accomplished so much over the past twenty years that we have broken it down into the following eras. The biography begins in 1983 as Randy was starting to make a name for himself in the SCCA Solo Program. Please surf through the different eras by clicking on the image below. This image will also appear at the top of all the pages in this section: