Kim Baker

Chester, MA

    Started a lifelong obsession with cars racing Quarter Midgets at age 5 ½ , then to Karts.

    At 16 armed with a driver’s license started Autocrossing, winning the national championship in the AMod, (unlimited) category

    Ran one season in oval track mini-stock, winning 2 races; mid ‘70s to early ‘80s raced many different cars in SCCA northeast road racing, running each car once or twice and selling it to purchase another.

    1984: won SCCA national championship at Road Atlanta Run-Offs with a 1984 Corvette.

    1985: raced SCCA Playboy Endurance Series winning the last two races of the 6 event series, receiving the $50,000 Goodyear contingency bonus both times.

    1986: fielded SCCA Escort Endurance Corvette and the Bakeracing team won the championship and scored victories in two 24 hour races – Mosport and Mid-Ohio. Was awarded a new 1987 Corvette by Goodyear for winning the title.

    1987: fielded SCCA Escort Endurance Corvette, again won the championship, including a victory at Mosport 24 hour.

    1988-1989: was the Chevy development driver for the Corvette Challenge; advised competitors on driving and set up.

    1990: member of the driving team that set many speed records with a Corvette ZR1 , included FIA world 24-hour speed record and fielded SCCA world challenge Corvettes, 

    1991: fielded championship World Challenge Bakeracing  Corvette 

    1992: fielded 2nd place in championship World Challenge Corvette , won Mosport 24 hour.

    1997-1998: drove in a few NASCAR Busch North Races with a Chevy Monte Carlo – purchased used, “the car paid for itself at the first race.” Scored seconds at Lime Rock and Watkins Glen in ’97 and won the Watkins Glen Pepsi 150 the following year.

    1999 onward: operates and, selling classic sports cars and vintage racing cars. Whenever time permits takes in a test day or vintage event.


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