The Driver // Thomas Merrill

Thomas won his first kart title in 1998 when he was just 11, and took six straight.  At 16, he won his first regional championship—making it back to back the next year.  To top that off, he went on to take back-to- back national titles in 2005 and 2006. 2006 and 2007 were spent racing formula cars in SCCA and the Pacific F2000. Thomas clinched the Rookie of the Year award as well as 3 pole positions, 2 wins, second in the championship in his first and only season with the F2000 championship. In 2008, he made the transition to Grand Am with PR1 Motorsports, campaigning a Pontiac GXP.R in the GT class.

In 2010, he made his second appearance at the 24 Hours of Daytona, again with PR1, for Dinan BMW in an M6. Currently Thomas splits his time between racing in the super competitive Grand Am Continental Tire Challenge series in a Nissan 370Z, and driver coaching racers of all ages and disciplines. 

Thomas has been instructing and driver coaching since 2005. He has guided his students to success in karting, formula cars, and sedans, at amateur and professional levels. “Second to only to driving, for me, is coaching. Helping one of my students take their game to the next level and watching them win races is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had.”

Professional Driver Coaching (PDF)