About Gregory

Gregory Evans is a 22-year-old racing driver. His professional ambition is to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race in France. Gregory first discovered his love for racing at 17, when he started playing racing simulator video games. With his newfound passion he entered the Jim Russell Racing School karting program in 2008 and contested the Jim Russell Arrive and Drive Sprint Karting race series for 2 years at Infineon International Karting Center, picking up many podiums, fastest laps, wins, and a top-3 points finish.

 In 2010 he made the jump up to full size racing cars with the Skip Barber Racing School at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and competed in the 14th Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarsip Shoot-out. In 2011 he began racing full size cars with the San Fransisco region Sports Car Club of America driving a Miata in the Sealed Spec Miata class for Premier Auto Service. He obtained a number of podium finishes and finished 3rd in his class championship, and was named "Rookie Driver of the Year" by the San Francisco region. At the end of 2011 he joined up with Team Premier Auto again for the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill. While the car did not quite make the finish, blowing the engine just an hour and thirty minutes from the checkered, the experience was invaluable and the team still managed to finish 10th in the E3 class by completing 1700 miles of the race.

Gregory currently works as a racing and driving instructor, with plans to return to the track soon.

Off the track, Gregory lives in Walnut Creek, California, in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area, and is studying toward getting a degree in computer programming. As a self-proclaimed geek, he enjoys video games, electronic dance music, keeping up to date with his favorite pieces of science (molecular biology, astronomy and quantum mechanics) as a layman, riding horses, and playing a paintball-like game called airsoft. His family has 2 cats, a snake and a horse. Gregory enjoys a quiet life away from the excitement of the track, nevertheless motorsport seems to have a presence in every aspect of his life. He considers himself very lucky that his parents are as passionate about racing as he is - most everybody else thinks he's crazy.