Tom Kaufman has held an SCCA Competition license since 1984. He is a racecar builder and driver in Florida. Kaufman has worked on most every SCCA class race cars as well as cars from other arenas such as Trans Am, Indy, LeMans prototypes and various GT classes. He has designed and built some very successful cars and parts in the industry. Also an artist, Kaufman considers his work to be functional art.
Living in Florida for the past 6 years, he has focused on SCCA Prototype classes, P1 and P2 (formerly C Sports and D Sports Racers). He acquired his current car, a Stohr DSR, which was modified to run a Tesla Motor, as a basket case in 2018. Most of the P2 Cars are running motorcycle engines so he modified it to accept a Suzuki 1340cc Hyabusa engine. The car features a chrome moly tubing frame and carbon fiber body to keep it super-light! The power to weight ratio along with the ground effects and wings make it one of the fastest classes in SCCA racing.
Tom Kaufman used Burns Stainless components for the headers for this car (dubbed the Batmobile by his grandkids), and a second set for another car. This car has won the SCCA Southeast Conference Majors Championship from 2019 through 2023! From 2018 the car has earned 42 podium finishes in 54 Majors Series, with 15 wins, 16 second place and 11 third place finishes.
Tom says he has used Burns Stainless for decades because to win, you have to use the highest quality equipment available.