A Late Start
Fast forward to 2006. Finch had just finished building his ’71 Camaro when the Goodguys Nashville Nationals show came to town. At the ripe-old age of 36, he wasn’t initially interested in racing.
“By then, you’re already considered washed up. Your reflexes are already starting to fall off, so it’s not an age where you start getting into racing,” says Finch.
However, that show was the very first time Goodguys incorporated autocross. After overcoming his nerves, Finch gave it a shot. “I was just going to go there and try it out. I was busy as could be, just trying to keep the car on the track—it was way overpowered—but I just fell in love.” His first laps were anything but smooth. But, Finch went home with his first-ever win.