Randy's career began in SCCA Autocrossing. Many fans of Randy's may not be familiar with the sport, but for Randy autocross was a key factor in his development into a professional driver.
Pobst had the following to say in a recent interview with Mark DeCotis of Florida Today:
"I was introduced to racing when I read an ad that said 'Race your own car. Anybody can do it, $5.' It was for a sports car event called auto cross. It was in Satellite Beach, behind the shopping center right next to Satellite High. It was in the parking lot, you run one car at a time. Kind of like a slalom ski course, but with a car. I knew I loved it from the first moment. I was good at it."
For Randy, autocrossing allowed him to make a name for himself in SCCA circles as he won six Solo titles from 1983 until 1987. In addition to making a name for himself, the autocrossing skills he learned in autocrossing served him well as he moved into the IMSA Firestone Firehawk Series in the late 80's.
After owning his own team for a while, and even winning as a team owner / driver, Randy teamed up with T.C. Kline Racing. Honda of America had taken interest in the Firestone Firehawk Series. Seeing the marketing potential of the series the manufacturer partnered with T.C. Kline Racing to become the most successful brand in the Firehawk Series. In addition to securing Kline's team, Honda also took an interest in Randy as a driver.
Honda teamed Randy up with street stock legend Peter Schwartzott and the two co-drivers wrote themselves into the history books.
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