National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) / Professional Motorcycle Racing Association (PMRA)
DRIVER: JOHN FITZPATRICK
|Years of Experience:||12|
|Date of Birth:|
I am 43 years old and live in Park City, KS. Married with 3 children and employed with the US Air Force Reserves (8 years) as an Air Reserve Technician Superintendent in the Quality Assurance Office. I also served active duty for 11 years in the U.S. Air Force and the Kansas Air National Guard (7 years). I am the owner / rider of a 1995 Suzuki GSXR1100. I started racing in 2003 part-time and started full time in 2005 competing in seven local races with a semi-final finish during the Wichita Summer Nationals. 2006 was a very good year where I finished 2nd in points at Wichita International Raceway (now named Kansas International Dragway) with two runner-up finishes and three semi-final finishes in all five point races. I represented WIR at the E.T. Finals at Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, KS. There I qualified fourth out of 50 plus participants from tracks throughout the Mid-West. The results were not excellent with a 2nd round loss on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. But the experience of the weekend and my racing was a great accomplishment / experience just being able to represent your home race track. 2007 was another excellent year for Fitzpatrick Racing. In the PMRA, I finished 4th in points by only missing 3rd by 3 points in the Super Street class. It was a great accomplishment for the team because we only attended 4 of 7 events with 1 win and 2 runner-ups. At WIR, I finished 3rd in points with 1 win, 1 runner-up, and 2 semi-final appearances. We would have attended more races in 2007 but with limited financial recourses it was not possible. 2008 was a great year with a 2nd place finish in the season points for the PMRA in the Super Street class. 2009 and 2010, I was not able to compete very often due to military requirements. I did compete at the famous Truett / Osborn race and Summerset Nationals race at KID. I qualified 5th in the heads up class at Truett / Osborn and runner-up at the Summerset race. 2012, I won the championship at Kansas International Dragway and 2nd in points for the PMRA. 2013 has been the best year yet, I won two championships in the PMRA which were in the Super Comp and ProET classes, I also won the NHRA Division 4 Summit ET Championship and competed for a National Championship in Pomona, CA. Results for the 2014 season are a 3rd in points at KID, 4th in points for the NHRA Division 5 Lucas Oil Series, 5th in points for the PMRA (only attended 2 races) in Super Comp and a 9th in points in the Pro Et class.