I am an investment banker turned race car driver that got really lucky...
I quit my investment banking job 4 years ago to race cars with my friends until the economy improved. But 9 months later, I got really lucky and raced against my heroes at the World Rally Championship round in Mexico. I finished 3rd in my class after 3-day rally despite being without any mechanics. My story was then published by www.jalopnik.com and eventually sold to the actor Jeremy Renner and they're in the process of turning it into a movie. My name is Bill Caswell and please ask me anything!
So I continued to race, running the same car up the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and entering other rallies in the US. Then I was dared to convert a BMW to run the Baja 1000 in only 14 days and still make the start. So we built this: http://jalopnik.com/5693229/bill-caswells-baja-bimmer-heads-to-the-starting-line
Now I drive for Crawford Performance and continue to race anything I can get my hands on like this 500hp turbo BRZ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN_ARD3JtEo
Or this E46 M3 from VR Performance that finished 2nd in at Targa Newfoundland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6ls8lTGA6I
Anyway, today was the opening ceremonies of WRC Mexico back in 2010 where the organizers decided to let me race and changed my life forever! So I thought I would share. Sometimes you can go after your dreams and get lucky! Sometimes life works the way its supposed to and you get to do cool things with your friends. Thanks for reading.
If you want to listen/watch my story instead of read this is a pretty good interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7xJuuiQXvs
You can follow me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/caswell318 Fan page(more racing, less personal): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bill-Caswell/196410193761917?ref=hl And twitter here: https://twitter.com/billcaswell318