Chris Dyson '00 Leading Race Car Team
A recent article on the auto racing blog, AutoRacing1.com, highlighted the accomplishments of Washington and Lee alumnus Chris Dyson ’00. Dyson Racing: The Legacy Continues described the way that Chris’s father, Rob, has moved away from day-to-day leadership of the team, leaving it to Chris, who serves as an owner-driver. Another feature story about Chris appeared in Motorsports.com last month. Chris’s official biography on the American LeMans Series (ALMS) site reports that his first time in a race car cockpit was as a 17-year-old, but his record as a driver actually starts in 2002. Since then, he has four wins, 31 top-three finishes and has won the 2003 LMP675 championship. One of the interesting notes in the AutoRacing1.com piece is that Chris has led the Dyson team to experiment with a new eco-friendly fuel, bio-butanol, at a time when sports car racing is exploring green initiatives. According to the article, “this relatively unknown fuel seems to strike a balance between the toxicity of methanol and the more fume-friendly but low-power ethanol, and can seemingly be produced from just about anything that we grow or throw away.” For more information about Chris, you can watch his tour of his Mazda Lola Coupe here on YouTube.