Christina Lam – Racer, Instructor and Coach
Christina Lam got her start in motorsports during a vacation to Germany in 2012. A touristy trip to the Nürburgring had her in the driver seat of a Suzuki Swift racecar and learning how to drive manual, all at one of the most famous tracks in the world. When she returned home, she dived head first into autocross and track days. There was no turning back.
She bought a 1998 BMW M3 as a dedicated track vehicle. With all the parts nearly two decades old, Christina quickly 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 NASA’s Time Trial program. In 2016, her car was built to full race trim by Hi-Speed Motorsports.
Christina began her racing with Shift Up Now in April 2016 at the team’s debut American Endurance Racing race at Watkins Glen International. She played a critical part in the team’s win at the PBOC Winterfest night endurance race in 2017 and at the AER NJMP race in 2018. Christina works with team owner Lynn Kehoe to support the team’s web design and social media accounts while learning the business aspects of running a race team. She aspires to someday manage her own successful race team.
Christina drives her Hi-Speed Motorsports sponsored E36 M3 in GTS2 with National Auto Sport Association (NASA). In 2017, Christina finished 2nd in the GTS2 Championship in NASA Northeast and 7th overall in the Driver Championships in the Northeast region out of 132 racers. She finished on the podium with a third place at NASA’s 2017 Eastern States Championship race at Sebring. Christina sold the E36 M3 in late summer of 2018 to fund her E46 M3 racecar build. The E46 M3 will be raced in the SCCA Majors and NASA.
In addition to racing Christina became a certified instructor for many organizations including NASA, PCA, Trackdaze and more. In 2018, Christina joined Skip Barber Racing as an instructor. She instructs teen driving schools and race school programs for Skip Barber.
While always busy competing on track, Christina began volunteering as official staff for NASA in 2014 and quickly learned the inner workings of the business. 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 NE region. She has officiated for national level races for NASA. Christina is responsible for upholding high standards of racing and growing the Time Trial program.