Your Cars: Quick Learner in a Quick Car


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Cherié Culler is what many would call a quick learner. She had her pilot license before she turned 17. Six months after her first ride around Road Atlanta, she had her own track rat. And she just capped off her first year with the BMW CCA with rookie of the year honors plus the runner-up spot in the D Modified class.

“I manage the HarrisonMotorsports.com e-commerce site,” she explains. “To understand better what motorsports was about and what our customers’ needs are, back around 2011 I borrowed an E12 BMW from the owner of Harrison Motorsports for a weekend HPDE at Road Atlanta with the BMW CCA.

“It was a great deal of fun, and it lead to another DE, and another, and soon I was the owner of a baby blue 1990 BMW E30 named Disco. Disco was pretty rough–no ABS, no power steering, no cage, no heat–so after a couple years of hoping the windows wouldn’t fog up when driving the car to the track, I bought a trailer.”

In 2016 Cherié purchased her current car, a fully prepped and caged 1991 E30-chassis BMW powered by an M52 engine–the brand’s later inline-six. RTR Website Service, AKG Motorsport, Motor Sport Media and Harrison Motorsports all make it possible. “I had been racing in ChumpCar races at Road Atlanta, Daytona, Barber and Sebring with the John Allen Special team,” she says, “so racing my own car seemed logical.”

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