Scott Good named as new GTS Director
February 9, 2012 11:40 AM —
February 9, 2012 -- National Auto Sport Association (NASA) National Chairman Ryan Flaherty is pleased to introduce Scott Good as the new German Touring Series (GTS) National Director. Mr. Good, a two-time NASA GTS National Champion, hopes to expand the work he has done for the last three years as NASA’s Great Lakes Region’s GTS Series Director, a position in which he will continue.
"GTS is one of our marquee classes," Flaherty said. "Featuring all makes and models of German cars including Porsche, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, and others, it is a favorite of both our racers and our fans. Scott’s passion for racing in general and German cars in particular make him an ideal leader for this important and growing racing series. He has been instrumental in fostering class growth in his region and I expect the same great things across the country."
A life-long gear-head, Good got his first taste of competition at the age of 16 in local autocross events behind the wheel of his father’s Porsche 911. "Autocross was a fantastic way to safely learn about driving a car on the limit," he says.
Those skills were put to good use as he later moved to the big tracks, first with Driver’s Education events and then wheel-to-wheel racing where he began his racing career in 1989 by skipping straight to the fastest class, racing winged ground-effects cars in regional Formula Atlantic events. He immediately distinguished himself as a driver to watch and in 1991, when he won both the Regional Driver of the Year award and the Central Division’s Formula Atlantic Regional Championship.
Fast-forward a few years to 2007 when Good joined NASA with his GTS2 Porsche 944 S2. "I’d raced with several other organizations prior to joining NASA but at my very first event I knew I’d found the place that was right for me. It was refreshingly laid back and yet carefully and thoughtfully organized. The perfect combination of fun and operational precision I loved it."
A year later, in 2008, Good began a four-year domination of the GTS2 class, logging 36 wins, 10 track records, and two National Championships out of just 41 starts.
In 2009, he took on responsibility for GTS in NASA’s Great Lakes Region and made it his mission to not only spread the word about GTS but also to help elevate the skills of the drivers in his group. "I suppose I’ve always been a bit of a teacher," Good explains, "and so it was natural for me to want to help others learn what I’d already figured out. While there are lots of GTS racers that I should be learning from, there are also plenty who are relatively new to racing whom I’ve always felt I could help make both better and safer drivers."
Good looks forward to the challenge of his new National position. "I strongly believe that NASA’s GTS series is the perfect combination of cars and rules for amateur racing and I hope to be able to prove that by building an even bigger and better national GTS contingent."
Good lives with his family—wife, Sarah, four children, and two mostly untrainable dogs—in Columbus, Ohio where he is the President of both Teamwork Solutions (www.teamworksolutions.com), a nationally-known software development firm, and GOODAero (www.goodaero.com), a business he started to bring professional quality aerodynamic products to amateur racers. In his spare time, he is restoring a rotary-powered Lotus Super 7 knock-off and has just finished his first novel, Loss of Control, a murder mystery set around the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.