Bruce Pearson

Team: TKM
Number: 22
Sponsor: American Pit Bull Foundation
Hometown: Arvada, Colorado
Birth year: 1957

 

Growing up in Denver, Colorado, Bruce got the racing bug when his dad took he and his brother as kids to Englewood and Lakeside Speedways. After trying several different sports growing up, he joined the wrestling team as a high school sophomore, starting a career that lasted 42 years. Thirty seven of those years were spent coaching, 30 in California where Bruce coached high school several State-Placers and All-Americans. In 2003, he was California Coaches Association H.S Coach of the Year and won a National Title at age 46.

After an 18 year career in the Fitness Industry, Pearson has spent the last 27 years working in Campus Security in high schools. He has spent the last 12 years working for Jeffco Schools in Colorado, the home district to Columbine High School.

Over the years in schools, Pearson returned to his desire to race and drove an I.M.C.A. Modified and ’67 Camaro Street stock at All-American Speedway near Sacramento. Most recently, he race a Legends with the Rocky Mountain Legends Racing Association.

He developed a racing program to help teach kids Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or STEM. But doing so with real race cars has proved to be cost prohibitive.

Bruce is now developing the same program but adding business and marketing to the mix and using the iRacing simulation. He already has high interest from teachers and students alike and has the goal of growing the program into a national high school league.

The Old Bastards Racing League was his first try at league racing on iracing. “The OBLR is nothing but first class. The league is well organized and structured to help drivers get better. The drivers are tough, but respectful”, says Bruce. He plans to model his high school league after the OBRL. There are a few Old Bastards in the league that he may ask for guidance or to even join him in his program.

Bruce joined the OBRL with the #33 but after a hard fought battle with Steve Thomson and earning his first OBRL win in the Cup Car at Dover. Mike Schrader gave Bruce the #3. “Mike has no idea how much that meant to me!” says Bruce. “Dale senior was my favorite driver. Getting the #3 was as good as any award I ever won on the wrestling mat. I love this league.”

Growing up in Denver, Colorado, playing many sports, he joined the wrestling team as a high school sophomore, starting a career that lasted 42 years. 37 of those years coaching. Bruce coached HS several State-Placers and All-Americans. In 2003, he was California Coaches Association H.S Coach of the Year and won a National Title at age 46.

After an 18 year career in the Fitness Industry, Bruce has spent the last 27 years working in Campus Security in high schools. He has spent the last 12 years working for Jeffco Schools in Colorado, the home district to Columbine High School.

Bruce has developed a racing program to help teach kids Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or STEM. But doing so with real race cars proved cost prohibitive.

He is now developing the same program, using the iRacing simulation, combining business and marketing. He already has high interest from teachers and students alike with the goal of growing the program into a national high school league.

He finally returned to his desire to race, by driving an I.M.C.A. Modified and ’67 Camaro Street stock at All-American Speedway near Sacramento. Most recently, he race a Legends with the Rocky Mountain Legends Racing Association.