How Rad Are You: Roman DeAngelis
Meet Roman, a rising star in the North American sports car scene. He's currently competing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Series in Canada and the United States.
Where are you from?
I am from Windsor Ontario!
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Energetic - Positive - Competitive
What's the best part about your sport?
There truly isn’t another sport with the technicality and competition combined. There are so many factors to winning and when you win its 100% on you and the team. There isn’t team mates to sub in or take a shift in the race if youre having an off day.
What’s the single most important factor associated with winning?
The most important factor with winning a race is optimizing any opportunities that come on track and truly being 100% committed to winning with only that in your mind. Winning championships is all about consistent top results and not taking some risks you would take at one off races.
Virginia International Raceway, Daytona, or Watkins Glenn
Do you have any advice for young athletes that aspire to become pro drivers?
Every young driver should know that no matter how low your low is, never stop working as hard as you have ever worked. It goes the same for winning. If you’re winning everything, don’t ever think youre the best or you cannot improve as there is always someone who is going to come along and wake you up.
What is one major challenge that you’ve had to overcome in your career? How did you overcome it?
One major challenge I’ve had to overcome in my career was keeping focused, motivated and positive in times where the car or team wasn’t where it should be or even worse when the team wasn’t motivated.
What does the word "Rad" mean to you?
To me the word ”rad” more or less means something is awesome or unreal. Id say the esses in Virginia International Raceway are “rad” or Moradness is RAD!
JUST FOR FUN:
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Pushing into the pit lane and trying to get on the pit limiter as soon as possible. Nothing beats saving 4 seconds of practice time and risking ruining a tire…
What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on?
Who’s one person you think everyone should be following on social media?
Everyone should follow the Amazing Daniel Morad. (@danielmorad)
Which Moradness hat is your favourite?
My favorite moradness hat is the limited edition 24 Hour Of Daytona Hat that was relased after Alegra won the 24!
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*You can follow Roman on Instagram @romandeangelis