BIO:Dr. Rappaport’s passion for motorsports racing comes from his appreciation of the beauty of the cars, fascination with the technology and the challenge of perfecting every detail to win. He approaches racing with the same dedication, focus and hard work that has made him such a sought after Spinal surgeon for the past 36 years. His experience as a university faculty surgeon and as U.S. Ski Team physician further prepared him for competition at the national level in a team environment.
Dr. Jim began racing five years ago with the Sports Car Club of America, where he met his coach and mentor, and now co-driver, Robert Orcutt. He was fortunate to win his first race in GT2 in a Porsche Cayman. He won his next SCCA race as well. That was all it took to know this was something he was meant to do. The support and expertise of The Racers Group team last year led to his GT4 SprintX P2 Driver Championship. The season ended on a high note with his participation in the GT4 Global Championship 8-Hour Endurance Race. Jim and his co-drivers, Robert Orcutt and Todd Hetherington are looking to build on that success into the 2021 race season in their #17 TRG Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport sponsored by Silver State Medical Consultants, Lienstar, Westpark Capital, LaSalle Solutions and Adobe Road Wines.