Race car driver
June 26, 1957 (age 58) Dayton, Ohio, United States (
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Randy Franklin Pobst (born June 26, 1957, in Dayton, Ohio), also known as "RFP" or "The Rocket," is an American race car driver and journalist for Motor Trend magazine.
- Randy pobst one on one
- 2004 2007
- SportsCar Magazine
- Personal life
- North American Touring Car Championship
Active in the SCCA World Challenge GT series and the Grand American series' GT class, Pobst was the 2003, 2007, 2008, and 2010 SCCA World Challenge GT champion, the 1996 North American Touring Car Championship title winner, and the 2005, 2006 and 2007 SCCA World Challenge TC vice-champion. He is also a two-time class winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona, in 2001 and 2006.
Randy Pobst has more than 90 pro wins. He is currently a Mazda, Volvo, Audi and Porsche factory supported driver.
From 2004–2007, he drove for Tri-Point Mazda in the SCCA World Challenge Touring Car series, finishing second in 2007. In 2007 and 2008, he won the SCCA World Challenge GT Championship with K-Pax/3R Racing in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car. He repeated the feat in 2010 in a K-Pax Racing Volvo S60.
In 2008 he raced in a Volkswagen GTI for APR Motorsport in the KONI Challenge Series and for Stevenson Motorsport at the 24 Hours of Daytona in a Pontiac GXP.
Randy returned to K-Pax/3R Racing to defend his two Speed World Challenge GT Class championships, but in a Volvo Touring Car instead of a Porsche GT3 (K-Pax/3R switched to Volvo for this season). Additionally, Randy raced for Gotham Racing at the 2009 24 Hours of Daytona in a Porsche GT.
World Challenge GT Champion
He drove on the track for Motor Trend magazine.
Randy drives for PPR in a 700 hp Nissan GT-R in preparation for the 2016 Pikes Peak race in Colorado.
Randy hosts a show called The Racing Line on the MotorTrend YouTube channel where he teaches about the basics of being a racing driver.
In December, Randy was inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame
Randy drove with Thing 3 Racing for the 7hr Enduro at Road Atlanta with World Racing League. The team took home the "GTO" class win on Friday when the sun set
Randy wrote a column titled "Pobst Position" in SCCA's monthly automobile publication, "SportsCar Magazine," to present his thoughts and opinions on professional and amateur racing. The article discusses everything from his personal career challenges to proper competitor behavior at the wheel of a race car.
Randy is represented by motorsports agent Michael Stahlschmidt. Randy is a vegetarian.
North American Touring Car Championship