PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE
id you hear the one about the Volvo
repairman, the California race team and
the British supercar manufacturer?
You should, because while the punchline
hasn’t been particularly funny for the
competition, it’s a heck of a story,
especially when you throw in the French
hotshoe and the rising star from Colorado.
K-PAX Racing is a nomad team, one
without a real home; yet far from being
lost in the wilderness, it’s enjoyed a
notably successful history, winning three
Pirelli World Challenge Drivers’
Championships with Randy Pobst.
It began back in 2007, when K-PAX
owner Jim Haughey, who ran a Volvo
repair business in Northern California,
wanted to start a racing team, but not
run a second business and deal with the
associated headaches of finding space,
hiring crew and buying equipment. He
Lizard Motorsports and McLaren GT is making
its presence felt in Pirelli World Challenge.
WORDS Richard S. James
MAIN IMAGE Bob Chapman/Flying Lizard