Randy Franklin Pobst (born June 26, 1957, in Dayton, Ohio), also known as "RFP" or "The Rocket," is an American race car driver. 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.

Randy Pobst

Career Edit

2004-2007 Edit

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.

2008 Edit

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.

2009 Edit

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.

2010 Edit

World Challenge GT Champion

2014 Edit

He drove on the track for Motor Trend magazine.

2015 Edit

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

SportsCar Magazine Edit

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.

Personal life Edit

Randy is represented by motorsports agent Michael Stahlschmidt. Randy is a vegetarian.

Motorsports career results Edit

SCCA National Championship Runoffs Edit

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1991 Road Atlanta Honda Civic Si Honda Showroom Stock C 2 1 Running
1992 Road Atlanta Mazda Miata Mazda Showroom Stock C 1 1 Running
1993 Road Atlanta Mazda Miata Mazda Showroom Stock C 2 Disqualified
1994 Road Atlanta Mazda Miata Mazda Showroom Stock C 2 2 Running
1995 Road Atlanta Mazda Miata Mazda Showroom Stock B 2 6 Running
BMW M3 BMW Showroom Stock A 1 1 Running

North American Touring Car Championship Edit


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