CEDARBURG — When we last checked in with Rob Radmann, the Cedarburg High Schooler turned his video games skills into a racing career. And now he's ready for the next step.
"Lots of firsts and second places, which I'm very proud of for, especially for the class that this car races in," Rob Radmann says.
Rob Radmann was certainly noticed by those in the racing world this year.
"Rob has really good car control right now. He's putting the car wherever he wants. I think just trying to feel out Johnston," one announcer says.
"Now he's going to go for it again. And he's done it this time, has he?" another announcer says. "Wow, what a great pass!"
"So this is a 2004 Elan Pro Formula Mazda," Rob Radmann says. "It ran in the Mazda Road to Indy Pro Series from 2004 to 2017. These still are rated as being one of the most affordable cars for the kind of speed that you're getting, from them. It's the most car for the money."
And in a pandemic? Now he's got the look.
"Comments from people that say I look like James Hunt. He was a Formula One racer back in the 70's and 80's, with the hair," Radmann says.
But in racing, it takes dough, to go.
"I've been told by a lot of people, hey, you've got what it takes in terms of talent," Radmann says. "And we just have to find the money, because when they see how I drive - They do say yeah, you're really smooth. You're really quick. You've got car control. You know exactly what you're doing out there. They're saying all that, you know I could make it big, if we had the money. With my further education at IUPUI? Hopefully that will attract them and say hey, this kid's kind of figuring out what he wants to do in his life. And he's got a plan."
And now he just needs a break.
"Our crew is actually just me and my Dad," Radmann says with a laugh. "So we save a bit of money there. We do all the work on the car ourselves. We take it to the track. Go follow us on Facebook. Instagram. Radmann Racing. You can follow me at Rob Radmann on Instagram. Yeah, if you know of any good sponsors, let us know!"
TMJ4 Sports Lance Allan asks send them you're way?
"Yep, yep!" Rob Radmann says.
Radmann has the talent. He just needs the help.