Car & Driver of the Month: Bryan Lum

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Bryan Lum

Occupation:

Mechanic

Where do you live?

North Platte, Nebraska

Years attending SORC?

6 years

Navigator Name:

Michael Metzger

How did you learn of the SORC?

Friends

What is your main car for this event?

2017 Camaro ZL1

Why did you choose this car?

It’s a fun street car.

Is this the only car you’ve ran here? If not, then what other car or cars have you used?

No. I’ve raced a 2011 Camaro SS and a 2009 Pontiac G8 GT.

What inspired you to start open road racing?

I watched it and helped a couple years, then I got the opportunity to navigate and I was hooked.

What other types of racing do you do, if any?

I do all sorts of racing. I have done the Big Blue Mile, Rocky Mountain Race Week, Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week. Some auto crossing and lots of weekends at the drag strip.

Inbound3101254832628897749 Bryan LumWhat does your family think about your racing?

Love it.

Does any of your family participate as well? And if so, what do they do?

SORC was the last event in 2016 that my late wife Cassey Lum and I did together. We love doing events together.

Think about another person in the same situation as you were in when you started. Given what you know now, what advice would you give them?

Just relax and have fun. Drive the road and when you think you drove it enough, drive it again. Always have fun.

If you were able to start this all over again from scratch, what three things would you do differently?

More power, more power, and better tire lol.

How important is it for you have a navigator?

In my opinion your navigator is very important. You and your navigator have to be one. They have to feel comfortable with your driving style. They have to be able to keep track of the notes and where you are on course while you’re at speed.

What’s the scariest moment you encountered on the course?

My second year we hit a bird at a 120.

For people who have never driven triple-digit speed, what’s the most important thing to know?

Both hands on the steering wheel. Make sure you are focused on the road.

When you finally hang up your helmet, do you see any member of your family continuing on in your racing footsteps?

I hope to see my niece and nephew follow in my footsteps.

What is your number one favorite thing you do while in Arnold?

Honestly, the people. It’s such a humble little town; I’m kind of a local but even that the hospitality of the town is awesome.

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