Michael Pettiford is a longtime member of the Sports vehicle Club of America and has received 49 SCCA Rocky Mountain Department (RMD) National/Mid-State Conference Championships, over anyone in the club’s 76-year background. Pettiford can often be seen behind the wheel of the General Motors product, with the 65-year old campaigning a C6 Corvette Z06 in the SCCA T1 course and a Pontiac Solstice in the super competitive SCCA T2 class.
A small, fairly unknown YouTube channel called TrueHD studios recently uploaded a video presenting some of Michael Pettiford’s highlights from the handful of his various races within SCCA competition. The three-minute-long video clip shows Pettiford performing passes in the competitors in his purpose-built Pontiac Solstice race car (including some upon cars that should seemingly be considerably faster than his) and also mulling regarding in the paddock in between races. It also gives us a few close-up shots of his Solstice cars.
Whenever Pettiford isn’t racing, he’s generally busy teaching other people how to competition via his high-performance driver training school, which is called Go four It Services . The Colorado-based racing school offers students a chance to learn how to race while driving several Pettiford’s vehicles, which include a C8 Corvette Z51, a C7 Corvette ZR1, his C6 Corvette Z06 SCCA T1 race cars and his championship-winning Pontiac Solstice GXP race cars. Pettiford’s also a motorcycle rider and has the Suzuki S1000RR M Option in the stable, along with a couple of Suzuki easy riding bike bikes.
That’s enough talking about Pettiford great (admittedly impressive) racing accomplishments, even though. Check out the video embedded below to find out him in action behind the wheel of their championship-winning Solstice.
— Sam McEachern
Sam loves to write and has the passion for auto racing, karting and performance driving of all forms.