BimmerPower Racing is an evolution of a passion of mine from the year 2000. I got the car bug bad. Bought a nice E39 540i, did every mod possible. Took it innocently to a DE one day at Memphis Motorsports Park. From there it turned into a passion. I ultimately created and ran several companies, race teams etc. over the last 15 years as well as got involved with several pro teams in Grand-AM/IMSA.
I started racing as many do. I did a bunch of DE’s, and wanted more. I then ran SCCA, NASA etc in some mild classes. After a couple of years that wasn’t enough. I decided to see how good I really was. I entered and competed in USTCC -United States Touring Car Championship. This was a quasi pro series. We competed and raced for money, and there was some damn good talent. After a few years and a self reflection on the amount of money I had “invested”, I decided to focus more on the business side of things. I evolved BimmerPower Racing into BimmerPower Motorsports. Formed a business focused on aftermarket, tuning, etc. This didn’t go as hoped, and ultimately I started another business, Above All Motorwerks. This ended up as a fairly successful business. We were an online OEM parts reseller, and made a strong run for about 8 years. Markets changed, and ultimately it was time to get out.
I decided to get back to what I loved. Driving. Then some cool new options like 24 Hours of Lemons, ChumpCar and WRL were discovered. I ran several races as a renter and several more as part of a team. I built my own car, and ran only once, before rules packaged changed and again forced a change. I am now in mid build of another platform. I have finally given up on worrying about where things will be classed. I just want to get it done, and go have some fun.
There is much more to it.. but this gives you an idea of how I got here. Now… the next step, lets hit the track.
Wade Powell – Owner, BimmerPower Racing