He may make a living behind the wheel of a sports car, but Johannes van Overbeek is not one to brood on what is left behind in his rear-view.
“You get full of self-doubt,” the 40-year-old said, recalling some of the hardships that entail a professional racing career that began 17 years ago. “But learning how to punch through that and put it to rest and do better next time is a trait that applies to anything in life when you’re down and out.” Read More
Racecar driving is an unconventional career choice, particularly so for marketing majors.
In 1996, at the age of 23, Johannes van Overbeek, having recently graduated from Cal State Chico, competed in his first professional race, driving a BMW in the Reno Hilton parking lot.
A San Francisco resident for 10 years, van Overbeek, now 38, has spent the past 15 years earning a living racing “beautifully prepared, high-tech automobiles” manufactured by BMW, Porsche and Ferrari. Read More