Hometown: Houston, TX
Series: Formula Car Challenge Southwest Region
Car Type: Standard Formula Mazda
Car #: 19
Education: Currently a Senior at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, studying Design Management. Graduated from Memorial High School in Houston, TX, in 2007.
Born: April, 1989
Personal: Enjoys snowboarding and Karting.
Racing Goal: To move up the Road to indy ladder to the professional
Brief Racing Bio: Alan began his racing career with indoor karting and quickly made the transition to Rotax competition at the age of 12. With a long term goal of moving to open wheel cars, Alan completed the Four Day Grand Prix Road Racing Course at Bondurant in 2006, following up with their Shifter Karts and Advanced Karting courses. Winning the Houston Region in Rotax Masters in 2007 took him to the Rotax Grand Nationals in Denver, CO, the week before beginning his freshman year at Arizona State University.
In October 2009 while still attending ASU, Alan began his auto racing career when he joined the Inaugural Bondurant Championship Racing Series in its second weekend in Chandler, AZ. Alan has moved on from that first series to Formula Mazda competition with his #19 car.
2009-2010: Competed in the Inaugural Bondurant Championship Racing Series from October 2009 through May 2010, completing the series in third place with 1,395 points, 65 points behind the tied first and second place winners. Ended the series with three first place, four second place and six third place finishes plus six pole positions in the last ten races and setting Formula Mazda track records on two Firebird tracks.
Earned back-to-back wins at Buttonwillow, CA, in March, also establishing two track records.
In June and August, competed at two NASA weekends at Infineon Raceway including Indy Weekend in Sonoma, winning pole position all four races and three first place finishes.
In September, won the 2010 NASA National Championship for Formula Mazda at Miller Motorsports Raceway in Utah, also establishing the track record.
2007: Won the Houston Regional Karting Championship in Rotax. Competed in the Rotax Grand Nationals in Denver. CO.
How Alan got into racing: Alan’s racing career has grown from an early love of the automobile. Not only did Alan gain track experience from karting, but working on the kart along side his dad, an amateur drag racer in his own youth, Alan learned much about the mechanics of a race car. He is constantly keeping up with the international racing scene as well as what’s happening in automotive design. Whether it’s studying design as a college student or applying his knowledge and racing skills on the track, Alan brings an intense focus to the car and his own performance level.