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Boris Said is an American race car driver from California who’s been racing for over 30 years. His father was Bob Said, a Formula One race driver and a U.S. Olympic bobsled driver. In his early days Boris raced motorcycles, then SCCA in the late 80s and from there he moved to the IMSA series in a BMW M3. He’s won the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Boris has raced in NASCAR in the Craftsman Truck Series, and in cars as well and he has raced in the American Le Mans Series and he also competed in the X Games and the Baja 1000. Endurance, off road, touring cars, Boris has raced them all. Boris is a partner in a California BMW and VW dealership and he is the co-owner at K1Speed, a nationwide business with 34 indoor karting tracks.
“Don’t take no as an answer.”
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Getting a shot to race a car without a lot of money to contribute.
Discovering the key to a long and successful racing career was constantly moving up to a faster car and a faster series.
FIRST SPECIAL RACE CAR
A 1986 Ford Mustang
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
“Learn from your mistakes.” – Ernie Ervan
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Find a way to enjoy racing and get out on the track and participate.
HOW TO FIND BORIS
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