OTC Racing is a motorsports team competing primarily with the Colorado Hill Climb Association in hill climb events across the state of Colorado. The team consists of the driver/co-driver combo of Tasso and Abby Koch, Lead Engineer Ramon (a chihuahua), and Team Principal Boo (also a chihuahua).
The team had modest beginnings. In 2014, Tasso was looking for a fun daily driver for his commute to work which consisted of winding mountain roads in the foothills of Colorado. He bought a 2004 Subaru WRX from a couple that was active with SCCA Rallycross in the region. They made sure Tasso promised to come to an event, and after giving motorsports a shot, he was hooked.
Abby was a slightly less enthusiastic participant at first, preferring to spend her summers hiking amongst the Rocky Mountains and deserts of the southwest. Her competitive nature however could not be kept under wraps, and she soon found herself an integral part of the team.
Now entering its 7th year of competition, OTC Racing started initially with SCCA Rallycross before moving to regional Rally America events and CHCA hill climbs. They compete in their 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX built to CHCA Rally Turbo class specification. This specification affords the team much more freedom than many other forms of racing, and the class in informally known to the competitors as "Colorado Group B" in an homage to the fabled FIA Rally class of the 1980s which have been labelled "too fast to race".
OTC Racing has enjoyed numerous wins and podium finishes on its way to a pair of CHCA Championship wins and holds at least one current course record. They continue to strive to find speed as the competition heats up in their class, and they look forward to a 2020 season full of close racing.
The team would like to thank the following organizations for their support, without which, none of what they have achieved would be possible:
Roger Clark Motorsport
The Boost Creep LTD
Boost'd Scoops Motorsports
Sports Optical / Tactical RX
Obey the Chihuahua!