The Rags to Races Podcast: Motorsports and Racing for Everyone

For years, I've wanted to get involved in motorsports, Growing up, I never had anyone to help me learn how to get started. As a teenager, I thought you needed to have piles of money to even get started in racing. Now I'm all grown up, and over the years, I've found many ways to get my fix at the track, even when I had no money at all. The Rags to Races Podcast is here to show you how anyone can get involved in motorsports, no matter what the budget you're working with is. So, if you're the kind of person that lives for auto racing in any and all forms this podcast is for you. From SCCA to Drifting and Autocross to Rally, Jake is going to cover it all!
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Feb 21, 2017

In this episode, Jake chats with Tom O'Gorman, the Pirelli World Challenge B-Spec Champion. We go over his beginnings in autocross, time in karting and the SCCA all the way up to his championship run in the Pirelli World Challenge and crash at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

Tom gives a great insight into his journey through the ranks from local autocrosser to pro racer. His story proves that with enough effort, anybody can reach their goals with enough time and willpower.

You can find Tom O'Gorman at, on Facebook at, on Twitter @tomoracing or Instagram @tomoracing.

You can find me at, on Instagram @rags2races, on Twitter @ragstoraces and you can always email me at

Until next time, keep the shiny side up!

Feb 13, 2017

Jake wanted to catch all of you up on what's been going on. There was a small family emergency and he had to take care of some personal things. Unfortunately, that means that the podcast, racing and the like had to be put on hold.

Hopefully, some interviews that were postponed can be rescheduled soon and we'll be back to bench racing and the like quickly!

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Keep the shiny side up, the greasy side down and remember: there are no strangers in motorsports, only friends you haven't met!