We love our Braman family. Today, we introduce you to the Fichters. Parents Traci and Guy are long-time customers – and they have a few future racing champs on their hands. Their children Jason and Jillian know how to put MINI Cooper models through their paces.
Race Car Heroes
It all started at Palm Beach International Raceway. More specifically, 14 year-old Jason became involved with Palm Beach Karting at 14. His sister Jillian would soon follow. Today, Jason is 20 and Jillian is 17. They travel across the continent to compete in pro racing events such as the Pirelli World Challenge.
Jason has finished top five in the PWC championships his two seasons of racing. Jillian got a later start, but is catching up quickly. They both competed in the 14-Hour Enduro at the Daytona International Speedway. It’s an intense event that’s part of the ChampCar Endurance Series. Despite their team starting 124th in a field of 128, they nabbed 30th place and fifth in their class.
Racing Toward Dreams
Racing MINI Cooper models doesn’t get in the way of their schooling, either. Jason is majoring in business management at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Jillian intends to attend medical school. Jason would like to eventually manage a race team and a performance shop. They’ll both continue to race and compete and, if anything, racing has helped with the discipline needed to attain such lofty career goals.
If you or your kids want to try out racing, start with the basics: safe driving in swift agile cars. MINI lease specials are a great way to introduce yourself to the sport – or simply enjoy a gutsy, spirited ride. Stop by Palm Beach Driving Club to see Jason, Jillian, and other racers test their mettle, and stop by Braman to feel the thrill for yourself.