Racing runs in families, and motorsports make for some good friendships as well. Ask Siena Kitch, the daughter of ProFormance Racing School’s Chief Instructor Don Kitch, Jr. and Chief of Operations Donna Porada-Kitch. Siena spent the summer driving at Pacific Raceways and Dirtfish with her friend Josie Rimmer, another child of the racing world. Josie’s parents are Steve Rimmer and Leslie Decker, owners of Dirtfish, the Snoqualmie rally school which just celebrated its 10th birthday.
Josie races Rally Cross in her own car. Siena laps the #12 Copper FRS around the Pacific Raceways track as often as she can, at least twice a month. She’d be there even more if she had her way. The two women have more in common than cars, however; they’ve ridden horses together for 10 years. It was just a transition from one horsepower to many, right?
The Rimmer and Kitch families have been friends for 25 years. Steve was at ProFormance before he started Dirtfish. The two businesses share many clients. Some staff members work both venues so that they can make a living in motorsports.
Needless to say, a lot of students at ProFormance have family ties. Parents take the High Performance Driving Experience and persuade their teens to do the Teen Street Survival Clinic. More family members follow as the word spreads about the fun of performance driving.
Here’s a shout-out to all the family and friends that make ProFormance such a fun place to work and learn.