Currently a Vehicle Dynamics Test Engineer and Limit Handling Instructor at General Motors’ Milford Proving Grounds, Cade has 16 years of motorsports and instructional experience. Recent victories include the 2015 Time Trial Class B Championship with NASA Southern California region, while setting track records along the way. He has been instructing since 2007, frequently praised for his approachable and effective instructional style. He is a proud alumnus of the United States Naval Academy and a member of the Class of 2000.
With an extensive and varied background ranging from FSAE to SCCA Solo to Dirt Oval to Asphalt Modifieds, Michael Occhipinti has set his sights on an open wheel campaign leading to the National Championship Runoffs at Indy. He's proven versatile with titles in International FSAE competition, National Tour wins in SCCA Solo and Rallyx, and multiple trophy finishes at the Solo National Championships. Recent exploits found him scoring an asphalt oval track championship at Springport (MI) Motor Speedway in 2014 and he is the reigning (2016) Top Speed Northern Division Modified Champion. We have no doubt he'll be a strong contender right out the gate in his first year of formula cars.
1994 Van Diemen Formula C
"Warbird" is just old enough to compete as a 'Club' Formula C, but she's got a lot of fight in her. Our tribute to our veterans is a homage to the P-40 Warhawk fighters of the American Volunteer Group that defended the supply routes into southern China during WWII.
1997 Van Diemen Formula C
155 Horsepower doesn't sound like much, until you realize it's only pushing 1000 pounds! That power to weight ratio is similar to a 460 hp muscle car, and with big wings it corners nearly 3 times harder. At most race weekends, a Formula C will be one of the fastest cars on the track.
Fully rebuilt during 2016, and ready to race in 2017, complies fully with SCCA General Competition Rulebook. Please inquire for availability.