2013 Another Record Year!
(October 2013) It is official! In 2013, Michael is the SCCA Club Racing, Rocky Mountain Division (RMD), National Champion in T1, T2, and STU Classes. Michael is the First Driver in SCCA history to win 3 Division National Championships (the Hat Trick) in a single year,… and this is for the fifth time! That makes 35 Divisional National Championships, the most in SCCA history! In April, finishing 1st both days at the Majors BFG Super Tour Double National at COTA in the T1 Class, setting the lap record on the first day, and it was his first time at the track! In January, finishing 1st both days at the Double National at Inde Motorsports Ranch, in the STU Class, setting the lap record, lapping everyone in the class on the first day, and it was his first time at the track!
Colorado Car Show on Break for the Winter!
(September 2013) The Colorado Car Show is taking the winter off! We are getting ready to kick off a great car show/racing season with a strong list of guests and new sponsors. In the mean time, check out ColoradoCarShow.com to keep updated on what is going on in Colorado!
Listen to Michael Pettiford on ESPN Denver Radio!
(May 2013) After seven months at Cruisin 950AM, the Colorado Car Show radio program was invited to move over to ESPN Denver Radio 102.3FM and 105.5FM! We will continue to have great guests and talk about everything on wheels in Colorado. Tune in every Saturday morning at 7am to hear what is going on in the Colorado automotive, motorcycle, car show, and racing community! The show schedule, car show schedule, and past shows are at ColoradoCarShow.com.
High Plains Raceway Success!
(May 2013) The double national SCCA race at High Plains Raceway had the reults everyone hoped for! Michael won both days in both the Volkswagen Jetta and in the Z06 Corvette! This puts him in the points lead for the T1, T2, and SSB classes. Mike also reset the lap record for the T2 class in the Corvette. Congrats!
Success at Circuit of the Americas!
(March 2013) Michael Pettiford's first trip to Circuit of the Americas in Texas for the Majors BFG Super Tour N/N SCCA event was quite the success. He started on pole and won his first race in the wet conditions after a rain storm, setting a lap record. He followed that up by winning race two in the dry. Great job Michael!
THANK YOU so much for making Emma's racing experience so F-U-N for her last weekend. Those (3) laps around the track are something she will NEVER forget!! I included a "thumbs up" picture - since that sums up the entire experience!! Thank you for sharing your love for speed (the car wasn't too bad, either)... :)
2012 Makes History!
(September 2012) It is official! Michael Pettiford has won three more RMD National Championships in T1, STU, & SSB to bring his total to 32 RMD National Championships, his fourth triple class win season, and the most wins in SCCA history.
(July 2012) It has been a good season so far! Michael Pettiford is currently leading the SCCA Rocky Mountain National Division in three classes! He has thepoints lead in the T1, STU, and SSB classes. Congrats Michael!
Our Latest Student Finds Success!
(June 2012) Jill Safari, our latest SCCA National License earner, did her first SCCA National racing weekend at High Plains Raceway. She qualified 3rd on her second day in the STU Class in a Solstice GXP, and finished 4th in the race. Considering this was a Super Tour Event, and the competition was good (I was in the same class), she did great!
Great Weekend at The Majors In Pueblo - Another Record!
(June 2012) Michael Pettiford didn’t qualify during the morning session and started from the rear of the Super Touring Under field in his No. 41 Go 4 It Racing Schools/Hoosier Tire Pontiac Solstice. Pettiford worked through the pack to pass Anthony Simmers’ No. 45 Volkswagen GTI and take the overall win in the first Group. He ended up winning both days and set the track record for STU class - great weekend! Here is a link to the SCCA article.
Three New Vehicles Added to Our Fleet!
(November 2011) GO 4 IT has acquired three new vehicles for our racing and driver training fleet. We reacquired one of our old Pontiac Solstices, updated it, and it is ready to go! We also built a new VW Jetta racing car that will be used in SCCA STU class in 2012. Finally, we acquired the ultimate Corvette, a 638hp ZR1! Remember, you can rent almost any of our vehicles for a half day to multiple days. We even have a program for upcoming racers to rent one of our race cars to race SCCA or World Challenge!
High Plains Raceway - Pettiford Sets the Record!!
(Sep 4/5, 2011) Michael Pettiford won the two races he needed to clinch the STU class Rocky
Mountain Division championship. In addition to clinching the T1 and T2 classes already, Pettiford has won three championships this year. Nobody else has ever won three classes in one year, Michael has done it three times!
The big news is that these three championship wins gives Michael 29 divisional national championships - this ties for the most in SCCA history!
Miller Motorsports Park - Pettiford 4 for 4!
(Aug 6/7, 2011) Michael Pettiford scored 4 race wins out of 4 races this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah. He won both races in T2 and both races in STU. He is now has the points lead in the T1, T2, and STU classes. If he goes on to win all three classes this year, he will have the most in SCCA history - 29 national championships!
High Plains Sees More Success - Two More Wins!
(July 2/3, 2011) Michael Pettiford overcame some brake issues this weekend to squeeze out two
more wins in the SCCA STU class driving his Pontiac Solstice GXP. He qualified first and went on to win on Saturday, but had some brake issues towards the end of the race. On Sunday, the brakes went away totally during qualifying, and the problems could not be sorted out. So, Michael had to quickly ready a backup car and start the race from the back of the field. He ended up in first place after 2 1/2 laps and went on to win again. Congratulations Michael!
Great Weekend at PPIR - Pettiford Wins Two Classes!
(May 28/29, 2011) Michael Pettiford had a great weekend at the Pikes Peak International Raceway SCCA races - winning 3 out of 4 races in the T1 class driving his 2010 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport, and all 4 races in the T2 class driving his 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP. He is now has the points lead in both the T1 and T2 classes.
Michael Pettiford wins three Rocky Mountain Division (RMD) National Championships and makes history,...again. In 2008, Michael was the first in SCCA history to win three championships in the same year. In 2010, he repeated the "Hat Trick" in the T1, T2, and STU Classes for the second time. That makes a total of 27 RMD National Championships in the last 20 years! Returning to SCCA PRO Racing World Challenge Series in 2010, he finished 3rd in the GTS Class at the Long Beach Grand Prix in a Corvette, and 3rd in the TC Class at Virginia International Raceway in a Jetta GLI.
Michael Pettiford just completed his first two races in his new 2010 Corvette Grand Sport T1 Racecar, in pursuit of his 25th SCCA Divisional National Championship. The MSR Houston track was new to Mike, and it was the cars first race, but they finished both days and set new lap records both days, putting Mike in the T1 points lead in the Colorado Region.
2009 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been on my list of coolest things to do for a long time. My heart felt thanks to Scott & Rachel Mc Morris of High Country Harley Davidson, along with Bones, Matt, Brian, and Chris. If it were not for all of you, this wonderful experience would not have happened. With all the different events and types of competition I have experienced, there is really nothing else like the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The combination of enthusiasm and camaraderie, of the competitors, along with the spectacular beauty of the terrain, filled me with a sense of community that I had not felt at a motorsports event for some time. It was absolutely marvelous!
Pettiford Achieves Rocky Mountain Hat trick
SCCA: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOUISVILLE, Colo. (Sept. 8, 2008) In what is believed to be a unique first in Sports Car Club of America Club Racing history, Michael Pettiford, of Louisville, Colo., has earned the Rocky Mountain Division Champion title in three different classes. Though he has won two classes in the same year several times, pettiford finally achieved his goal of winning the Touring 1, Touring 2 and Showroom Stock B Championships, after a solid performance at the recent Last Chance Double National at Heartland park Topeka. Read the Full Article
Start Your Engine, Governor!
GO 4 IT Racing provided a fleet of race cars and certified racing instructors for the Media Gran Prix Event at High Plains Raceway on Thursday May 14. Designed to raise awareness of the new track, the event garnered national press attention with reporters from several television stations, newspapers and magazines in attendance. press and local dignitaries experienced the intensity of the race track first hand as they were treated to rides at speed in GO 4 IT race cars. Colorado Governor Bill Ritter attended the event, commenting that he is particulary excited about the race track development given the proximity of much of his family to byers. Ritter cut a commemorative ribbon before strapping into a Z06 Corvette race car for hot laps with Michael pettiford at the wheel. It didn't take much prodding before Ritter himself was driving the Corvette with Mike at his side coaching him to "go faster"! Click to See Photos or watch the 9News coverage of the day's events here:
More Records Fall at High Plains Raceway
Mike Pettiford's race weekend at the 2009 Freedom Sprints at High Plains Raceway over July 4th weekend started out grim.
The T1 Vette had a problem after 2 laps of practice, and the T2 Solstice had brake problems in Saturday's race. Neverthelsss, driver and team still managed to pack up on Sunday night with 2 new lap records and 3 out of 4 wins. That keeps pettiford in the National Championship points lead in T1 and T2 with 5 of 6 wins in each class. Want to see GO 4 IT race in person? Keep an eye on the schedule page
Two More National Championships
Michael Pettiford wins the SCCA Rocky Mountain division T1 and T2 National Championships. This makes 24 RMD National Championships in the last 19 years!
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Michael Pettiford, President of GO 4 IT Services Inc., holds SCCA and AMA Pro Road Racing Competition licenses. Michael has won 24 Rocky Mountain division National Championships, and is the first driver in SCCA history to win 3 Divisional National Championships in the same year. He is a regular competitor on the road racing circuit. His expertise in high performance driving instruction and safety education guarantee a positive and safe learning environment for his students.