Christina Lam

Owner | Racer

Racer, precision driver, instructor for Christina Lam racing. Competing in the SCCA Majors in her BMW M3 built from the ground up with Hi-Speed Motorsports.

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Owner | Racer

In a Nutshell

Racer, precision driver, instructor for Christina Lam racing. Competing in the SCCA Majors in her BMW M3 built from the ground up with Hi-Speed Motorsports.

Background

In 2012, Christina Lam was on vacation in Germany and visited the Nürburgring, one of the most famous race tracks in the world, and learned how to drive manual in a Suzuki Swift race car. Inspired by her experience on the track, she returned home and dove headfirst into the world of motorsports, by purchasing a 1998 BMW M3 as a dedicated track vehicle. Christina rapidly learned to maintain, upgrade, and build her new car. Within a few short seasons, Christina built her M3 to be a serious track contender to compete in The National Auto Sport Association’s (NASA) Time Trial program. While Christina was seriously pursuing racing as a hobby, she worked for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems from 2011-2014 as a systems engineer doing R&D, program design, and requirements. She then transitioned to work for Perspecta until 2018 as a test director conducting independent verification and validation of software systems. She also founded Christina Lam Racing in 2017, and is a driver, precision driver, and marketing manager for her company. She is currently a driver for Hi-Speed Motorsports where they design, and build championship winning race cars. Christina currently competes in her Hi-Speed Motorsports built E46 M3 in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Majors, Hoosier Super Tour, and NASA, and earned seven podiums in the 2019 season. In 2018, Christina joined Skip Barber Racing, the premiere race car driving school for all racing and driving programs, as an instructor. She instructs race school programs and Hagerty Driving Academy for Skip Barber. She has also driven for MotorTrend as a precision driver for commercials. In 2014, Christina began volunteering as official staff for NASA. She started by working registration and eventually moved to driving the pace car and assisting the Time Trial director. In 2018, she took on the chief position as Time Trial director of the NASA Northeast region. She has officiated for several national level races for NASA. Christina received her BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2011. While at Maryland, she served as chief financial officer and public relations chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Chapter at UMD. She also participated in the Hinman CEOs Entrepreneurship Program where she learned the skills needed to start her own racing business.

Why I Got Into a Career in Motorsports

Favorite Car(s)

BMW M3

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