© Andrew S. Hartwell
As the competitive environment that is the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series continues to expand, its growth is being fueled by an infusion of new teams and new faces. One of the most promising new faces - but one with an old familiar racing name - is that of Harrison Brix. Brix drives the #77 Feeds the Need Racing/Doran Racing DORAN JE4 Ford Daytona Prototype, along with seasoned professional Terry Borcheller. This blending of potentially one of the best drivers of the future of sportscar racing, with one of the most talented drivers of today - and recent vintage - could provide exactly the kind of breakthrough car builder Kevin Doran has been looking for.
As the series has grown in sheer numbers of "new" teams (Alex Job, Cyberspeed, Derhaag and Playboy/Uniden, to name a few who were not in the series at its earliest incarnation) and racing venues (Barber Motorsports Park, Lime Rock Park, Miller Motorsports Park, to name three) the overwhelming chassis of choice has proven to be either the Riley or the Crawford. Builders like Doran, Chase, Multimatic, Fabcar and Picchio have not yet demonstrated the kind of consistently positive results that attracts buyers who want a leg up on the competition. Brix and Borcheller could be the pair that brings some much needed positive exposure to the Doran JE4 chassis.
We caught up with Brix just before the Laguna Seca round of the Rolex Series. This 25 year old California native grew up with a racing family. His father ran Brix Racing for a good number of years in the IMSA series that included World Sports Car and GT classes, before it became Professional Sportscar Racing, and then eventually returned to the IMSA name.