Chris Dyson ’00 Leading Race Car Team

Chris Dyson '00

A recent article on the auto racing blog, AutoRacing1.com, highlighted the accomplishments of Washington and Lee alumnus Chris Dyson ’00. Dyson Racing: The Legacy Continues described the way that Chris’s father, Rob, has moved away from day-to-day leadership of the team, leaving it to Chris, who serves as an owner-driver. Another feature story about Chris appeared in Motorsports.com last month.  Chris’s official biography on the American LeMans Series (ALMS) site reports that his first time in a race car cockpit was as a 17-year-old, but his record as a driver actually starts in 2002. Since then, he has four wins, 31 top-three finishes and has won the 2003 LMP675 championship. One of the interesting notes in the AutoRacing1.com piece is that Chris has led the Dyson team to experiment with a new eco-friendly fuel, bio-butanol, at a time when sports car racing is exploring green initiatives. According to the article, “this relatively unknown fuel seems to strike a balance between the toxicity of methanol and the more fume-friendly but low-power ethanol, and can seemingly be produced from just about anything that we grow or throw away.” For more information about Chris, you can watch his tour of his Mazda Lola Coupe here on YouTube.

1 Response to “Chris Dyson ’00 Leading Race Car Team”


  1. 1 Ted DeLaney January 12, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    While at Washington and Lee, Chris had great love for the humanities and was a history major. If my memory serves me well, he was also an English major. He was an excellent student. His career, though usual for a W&L alumnus, illustrates the importance of a good liberal arts education. I am sure Chris continues to relish moments with a good history book or an exciting novel. And what an exciting life!

    Cheers from your old faculty adviser!


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