Quick Interview: Series Champ Tim Minor
1. Best Race of 2013?
Tim: My single best race was the season conclusion at Summit Point – we had the Championship locked up and the team did a fantastic job with the car in qualifying and race trim. It was important for us to win there as I was surrounded by my family and friends that have supported my years of racing.
2. Goals for 2014 season?
Tim: My goals for the 2014 F2000 season are to keep pushing myself and the car while working on Citation chassis development. I believe the other teams are working on their cars, and with new cars coming in we need to try to stay a step ahead. I want to repeat as Series Champion. No one has done that but it is going to be tough, but I have all the same people around me this year. You are only as good as those you surround yourself with.
3. Biggest challenge you’re expecting in 2014?
Tim: Going to some new places is part of the challenge this year. If we went to the same tracks all the time it would get boring. I am a quick study, however, and we are expecting good results regardless of the venues this year.
4. Have you done any testing in the offseason?
Tim: I have not been in a car since the final race of 2013, but we are planning on doing a bit of testing before Road Atlanta. Driving the Citation is like putting on your favorite pair of shoes, it just feels good.
5. It’s been a long off-season what have you been up-to?
Tim: I spent quite a bit of time in the woods hunting, I enjoy the outdoors and it’s my time away from work. I also collect and run O-gauge model trains – I have done this since I was a kid. I am part of a railroad club and they do layout displays all over the DC area, its great fun seeing all the kinds enjoy a great hobby.
6. What should we ask the next driver we talk to?
Tim: Do you work on your own race car? I believe you need to work on the car you drive to appreciate the hard work it takes to prepare one. If you have to fix it you may not tear it up.