After realizing his dream to make a career out of racing Dave went to work for both IndyCar and Indy Lights teams as a race mechanic. He started out as a second mechanic under the tutelage of former IndyCar, NASCAR and Trans Am driver and engineer John Martin. With John’s guidance Dave advanced quickly to lead mechanic, gearbox specialist and eventually crew chief. Dave worked with renowned teams Dick Simon Racing, Dorricott Racing and Superior Performance Racing. After Dorricott Racing won the Indy Lights championship in 1999 with driver Oriol Servia, finishing second with Casey Mears and third with Phillip Peter, Dave was selected as Indy Lights Crew Chief of the Year.
Having gained valuable mechanical experience Dave returned to Sonoma Raceway and went to work as a driving instructor for the Jim Russel Racing Drivers School. As an instructor and professional driver, he made his professional racing debuts in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series with MLB legend Dusty Baker as his sponsor. In addition, he began racing in the ALMS GT3 Porsche Patron Series. Having broken into the SportsCar arena Dave had the opportunity to race six years in a row in the grueling 25 Hours of Thunderhilll, most notably in the Pickett Racing Muscle Milk Daytona Prototype.
Dave's career has grown into professional test driver and on camera talking head for many of the world's top auto manufacturer's the likes of Ferrari, Jaguar, Maserati, Lexus, Ford and McLaren, to name a few. Additionally, in 2002 Dave founded Hyperfocus Motorsports which has evolved into a driver development company with a key focus on young up and coming talent as well as street and race car enthusiast trying to advance their own driving and racing careers. Furthermore, Dave is a recognized Hollywood SAG stunt and precision driver with appearing on numerous car commercials and television shows most notably Sons of Anarchy.