Feature: 5 Questions With Michael Epps


Courtesy: USF2000

1. Who is your toughest competitor on the track?

At the moment I don’t really have one as I’m not competing in a championship at present, but earlier in the year I would say I considered this years USF2000 winner Florian Latorre and his main rival RC Enerson as my toughest rivals. Both were quite consistent with their finishes and pace and that is always a big threat.

2. Outside of motorsports, what is your favorite sport to watch?

That’s a hard one. I enjoy watching Cycling, it is essentially still a little like Motorsport though.

3. In regards to racing, what is the biggest lesson you learned in 2014?

Probably that it is all the tiny little things that make the difference. I think it’s obvious that “talent” alone isn’t enough in this sport, and that all the small details leading up to a race (basic team decisions, testing plans, tactics, preparation etc) usually decide a good amount of your fate or success during the race weekend.

4. What is the coolest thing a fan has ever done for you?

Funnily enough there isn’t really a standout thing that anyone has done yet (if you’re a fan, this is your que!). I’ve met many amazing people though already and I couldn’t say how much I appreciate fans coming along and approaching me.

5. What is your favorite race track and why?

In the States it is Barber Motorsports Park. It’s fast, up and down, and incredibly tricky around some parts. I love tracks with big changes in height and gradient, they become so much more technical and nothing beats a blind corner. In the UK my favourite would be Brands Hatch, which is very similar to Barber.

Tony Tellez

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