Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Joe Ayad – Team Ayad
Year of Birth:
Highest Place Finish:
1987 Ford Mustang
What`s your day job?
Boeing commercial airplanes.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Being Blessed with opportunists that have got me to where I am today in my career.
What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?
2018 Ford GT.
Did you always want to be a racer or something else?
Always wanted to race cars since I was a little kid.
Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or two wheels?
Rear wheel drive.
What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?
Autocross Optima, ultimate street car challenge.
What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ride you’ve ever had?
Going 212MPH on a street bike.
How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?
Very … In fact, I go through the car prior to every race to make sure it’s safe and fun.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Hopefully blessed enough to continue racing and raising my children in the environment.
What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?
If you could try any other motorsport which one would you choose?
Mud ‘n’ 4X4s.
What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?
162MPH in the Mustang and 212MPH on my old CBR1000RR.
What is your daily drive or ride?
2016 Ford F250 crew cab diesel.
Who is your inspiration?
My father, biggest heart.
What is the one thing you could not live without?
Do you have a favourite movie?
Dumb and Dumber.
Any bad habits?
This expensive hobby! Lol!
Tell us something about you that most people would not know?
I’m very family oriented and love to auto-X.
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?
100 duck sized horses.