MEET THE TEAM

SAM PALEY

  • 2 Time USA Karting Champion
  • Multiple Time Podium Winner in the F4 U.S. Championship)
  • 9 Podiums and 4 Poles in the Mazda MX-5 Cup between 2021 and 2023
  • 2021 Mazda MX-5 Cup Rookie of the Year
  • GT4 Mustang Track Record Holder at Ozarks International Raceway
  • 15 Years of Racing Experience
  • Team Principal and Managing Director at TKG Motorsports
  • Coaching Experience in IMSA, WRL, SCCA, & NASA
  • Professional Sales / Marketing Major at Indiana University Kelley
JP John Paul Southern Driver Coaching

JOHN PAUL (JP) SOUTHERN

  • 5 Time USA Karting Champion
  • Multiple Time Podium Winner in F3 Americas
  • 2020 Trans-Am TA2 Southern Cup Champion
  • Multiple Time Podium / Pole Winner in 2021 ADAC GT4 Germany and 2022 DTM Trophy 
  • 2023 ADAC GT Masters Podium Winner
  • Lamborghini GT3 Test Driver 2023
  • Privateer Driver Coach
  • Instructor at Mid Ohio School of Racing, PCA Allegheny Region, and Instructor at The Motor Enclave
  • Official Pittsburgh International Race Complex Track Representative
  • Engineering Experience with Ligier, T3 Motorsport Germany, WRL GT4
  • Team Manager 2022 Rolex 24 Hour T3 Motorsport Entry
  • UNCC Online Graduate

SAM PALEY

  • 2 Time USA Karting Champion
  • Multiple Time Podium Winner in the F4 U.S. Championship)
  • 9 Podiums and 4 Poles in the Mazda MX-5 Cup between 2021 and 2023
  • 2021 Mazda MX-5 Cup Rookie of the Year
  • GT4 Mustang Track Record Holder at Ozarks International Raceway
  • 15 Years of Racing Experience
  • Team Principal and Managing Director at TKG Motorsports
  • Coaching Experience in IMSA, WRL, SCCA, & NASA
  • Professional Sales / Marketing Major at Indiana University Kelley
JP John Paul Southern Driver Coaching

JOHN PAUL (JP) SOUTHERN

  • 5 Time USA Karting Champion
  • Multiple Time Podium Winner in F3 Americas
  • 2020 Trans-Am TA2 Southern Cup Champion
  • Multiple Time Podium / Pole Winner in 2021 ADAC GT4 Germany and 2022 DTM Trophy 
  • 2023 ADAC GT Masters Podium Winner
  • Lamborghini GT3 Test Driver 2023
  • Privateer Driver Coach
  • Instructor at Mid Ohio School of Racing, PCA Allegheny Region, and Instructor at The Motor Enclave
  • Official Pittsburgh International Race Complex Track Representative
  • Engineering Experience with Ligier, T3 Motorsport Germany, WRL GT4
  • Team Manager 2022 Rolex 24 Hour T3 Motorsport Entry
  • UNCC Online Graduate

THE CAR

“Drawing on years of racing expertise, Ford Performance specially crafted the Mustang® Dark Horse R race car to be aggressive and uncompromising. Allowing Mustang enthusiasts to simply buckle up and burn rubber in many club racing series.”   ford.com
 
  • 500+ Horsepower 5.0L Coyote V8
  • TREMEC® 3160 Manual Transmission
  • Overall Width | 1914mm
  • Wheelbase | 2718mm
  • Brembo Front Brake Calipers and Rotors
  • Brembo Brake Pads
  • Bespoke Michelin® 295/30R19 Racing Slick Tire
  • Ford Performance Parts R1 Flow-Formed Wheels
    (19” x 10.5” front, 19” x 11” rear)