Drivers and mechanics need to be aligned and speak the same language in order to achieve the best results. That's no problem for Andy: He's both! In 2003 he began his racing journey as an entry level technician at the Bondurant Racing School. After graduating from UTI and after several years of turning wrenches he earned enough experience to take on a full time instructor role from 2005 to 2017. From 2003 to 2008 Andy worked as Bondurant's only dedicated mechanic. Kart Sport Magazine acknowledged his grit and determination by naming him the "Privateer of the Year" award in 2007. Soon after he won the Florida Winter Tour Championship, in 2008.
From there he made the leap to full size cars. In 2008 he was selected along with 29 other drivers out of 500 applicants to race in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup. In 2009 he scored one win, set two track records, had three podium finishes and finished second in the championship. The following year he gave back to the series as a mentor and instructor for the next generation Volkswagen drivers.
Andy made his move to Pro Racing in 2012 with support from Chevrolet, Bondurant and Phoenix based tech company Best IT. Andy entered the Pirelli World Challenge Series in the yellow number 20 Camaro. Throughout his first season, Andy recorded four wins, Rookie of the Year honors and second place in the Championship. Since 2008 Andy has recorded eight wins, 24 podiums and 11 poles. In addition to his four year stint with Chevrolet, he has extensive experience testing and/or racing a variety of machinery from Lamborghini, Cadillac and Porsche. His racing experience includes several race series such as Pirelli World Challenge, IMSA Continental Series, Trans Am, NASA and SCORE Off Road Racing.
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