David Zubick has always been involved with racecars. As a child he watched the Chapparels, McClarens and Porsches battle it out in the Can-Am series. At that point he already knew he would drive racecars. From his early years of racing a Datsun 240Z on a frozen lake up north to his successful professional career in formula cars David has always been involved in motorsports. Very few others have the knowledge and burning commitment to be involved and have succeeded in racing as a sport or a business.
After gaining degrees in both the Sports Sciences and in Psychology at University, David took a job as the marketing director for a major racetrack. He spent the next ten years learning the curves of racetracks, racers and the motorsports business. He marketed and managed his way to success. During this same time period he was invited to the racing MECA, 'Charlotte Motor Speedway' to be offered a job from Shelby American to run their struggling racing programs. After some advice from racings ultimate race venue promoter, 'Humpy Wheeler' and famed race driver EFR he declined the position with Shelby and started Legend Motorsports, an oval racing school with Legends Cars and various sportcars on the roadcourse. The school soon outgrew its single city, country roots. The huge growth of the racing school combined with the time constraints of operating someone elses race track soon ended. David broke out and created Racing Adventures International. Racing Adventures has grown and now has more locations than any other race school in the world.
After carefully reviewing the racing school business' success' and failures in North America Zubick realized the only way to ensure longevity was to own at least one track the school could call home. NAS Hitchcock - the old WWII Blimpbase was a real diamond in the rough and is a home run in every way. It was available and purchased to build GrandSport Speedway!
Racing Adventures and Gulf Tactical are on-site clients with a racecar school, Kart school, Motorcycle, tactical driver training and a Teenage Survive & Arrive Driving Programs. In addition Racing Adventures rents their racecars to qualified GrandSport Club members when their own cars are not available or they have qualified friends in town that want to drive.
Well... the rest will just keep on making history!
Randy Anderson - Groove Union Instructor, Racing Adventures instructor
Dyson Pham - Groove Union Instructor, Racing Adventures instructor
Fred Hopper - Groove Union Instructor
Raymund Guerrero - Groove Union Instructor, Racing Adventures instructor
Earl Watley - Groove Union Instructor
Chuck Renna - Groove Union Instructor
Tom Slavin - Track Maintinance
Feel the energy of this historic site, the speed of cars racing around 1.3 mile Mako Circuit .
The track design consists of two tracks totalling 2.5 miles that can be run together or separately in either direction. The Mako circuit is now complete with the Tiger Circuit and the Rally Offroad track to be started soon!
The track design is shown on this website under tracks.
Where it all started. A little history!
Naval Air Station - Hitchcock
Built late in WWII NAS Hitchcock was home to lighter than air aircraft(Blimps). These blimps were assigned to a U-Boat watch over the Gulf of Mexico. To our knowledge no U-Boats were ever spotted. The war ended about 18 months after the 8.5 million dollar, 3500 acre base and its 47 buildings were completed. The former blimp hanger was one of the largest free span wooden structures in the world! The huge Columns that held the 140' doors still stand!
After WWII the base was operated for a few more years by the Navy hosting regular winged aircraft and day to day Navy business. The base was then sold to several private parties throughout the years including a military tank restoration business, it was used as a storage facility, and a oil field business and race team(John Mecom).
These cars were driven by true legends with names like Augie Pabst, AJ Foyt and Roger Penske. The old firehouse which is still on site once held rare and historic automotive race parts and paraphernalia.
Some say a Lola CAN-AM Chassis is still buried somewhere on the site! Got a metal detector?
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