Sasha has participated in a number of motorsport activities, starting in 2003 with HPDE’s in a ’98 Ti M3/4/5 as he prepared to run the 2005 OLOA with his dad. Upon completion of One Lap, Sasha sold the M3 in favor of a fully race-prepped car that he built himself, converting an ’87 BMW 325is into a SpecE30 race car. It was the conversion of this street car into a race car that gave Sasha the confidence to wrench on his own cars, for the race car was neither precious nor a DD, so it could be left in pieces for weeks at a time. The SpecE30 is also what prompted Sasha to install an asymmetric 2-post lift in the detached garage he designed for his historic home in Durham. After earning a competition license and racing W2W for just a year, he figured out that an architect’s salary isn’t sufficient to support a racing habit and sold the SpecE30. With three kids, Sasha figured he needed not to just save money, but also to save time. So, he turned to motorcycles in order to begin having fun as soon as he left the driveway. Unfortunately seven years of riding led to a high-side accident, which abruptly ended Sasha’s riding. Although he has done some budget racing, such as Lemons and ChampCar, and enjoys a spirited run on Tail of the Dragon, he now mostly just rubs his cars with a diaper and shows up at Cars and Coffee and PCA meet-ups.