Catching up with Colin Kaminsky

Catching up with Colin Kaminsky USF2000 Road to Indy Racer E007

by The Earl of Indy, Robert Earl |

Episode 7 – A conversation with Colin Kaminsky – Driver of the #23 Pabst Racing – Slick Locks entry in the USF2000 Series presented by Cooper Tires.

I caught up with Colin after he had finished a full week of classes at the University of Pittsburgh where he is studying Business Administration.

Kaminsky currently sits 4th in the USF2000 season standings after posting two solid 4th place finishes at Portland International Raceway.

We talk about the race weekend at Portland. The season points championship and we look ahead to the challenge of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Colin has to be ready for the last two races of the season as he finds himself just 4 points out of 3rd place, only trailing Darren Keane in the standings. While he looks to challenge Keane, he also has to be aware of Christian Rasmussen that is right on his heels, just 12 points behind.

After finishing 10th in the 2018 standings, Kaminsky has shown great improvement this season running for Pabst Racing. His teammate, Hunter McElrea is currently leading the points by 6 points and we talk about having Hunter as a teammate and the challenge presented by chasing a successful team like Cape Motorsports.

I think you will find Colin to be as engaging as I did. We also touch upon the challenges of balancing racing with college classes and time management.

We even through in a little hockey talk as Colin is a High School and College hockey goaltender. Thankfully he is a Chicago Blackhawks fan and has not started rooting for the Penguins yet, even though he is in Pittsburgh for school. Hockey talk lets me brag on Russian Machine Never Breaks – one of the inspirations for 33 Dreams of Indy.

And speaking of Chicago, we also talk about our share love for Portillos.

I hope you enjoy this episode. I look forward to catching up with Colin after Laguna Seca and throughout the offseason as he prepares to make a run for the USF2000 Championship in 2020.

Have a question for Colin Kaminsky? Post a comment of post a tweet with the hashtag #AsktheEarl or #33Dreams and I will consider it for our next episode.

Did you know?

The 2029 Indy 500 will be held on Colin Kaminsky‘s Birthday – May 27th. Wouldn’t that be one hell of a story if he won the race on his birthday?

That what the 33 Dreams of Indy are all about.

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