According to Union’s website, David Merkel, Class of 2006, has joined the Porsche Motorsports North America Track Support Team.
A mechanical engineer, imsa.com noted that Merkel had no experience with racing, only a fascination with German engineering.
After an intense study of German engineering and stints with other engineering firms, Merkel joined Porsche in the field of quality management.
Merkel commented in an interview with imsa.com that “Motorsport takes it to the next level because to be successful, you don’t go home at a certain time. You’re there until it’s resolved. And you don’t mind because it’s a passion that you have, and you’re willing to forego other things to be committed to what you’re doing.”