Pat O'Connor

I'm the one on the left ;-)
I've been blessed with the opportunity to attend many different schools across the country and have been exposed, as a student, to multiple training techniques. I've taken those learning opportunities and applied them to my racing and to working with students. My work as an instructor dates back to my career in the airline industry, when one of my duties was as a simulator and aircraft training instructor along with check riding of transitioning pilots. During the 2010 and current 2011 OMRRA race season, I've enjoyed the opportunity to train and proficiency check new novice racers. My primary goal working with racers is communicating, emphasizing and ensuring the safety elements of what takes place in a race track environment. My goal when working with track day students is to ensure that they are enjoying the experience so that they will return and also to communicate and demonstrate ways to improve or repair the skills they already have regardless of their riding category, C-B-A. My personal goal is to try to expose every "street" rider to the track so he/she can explore the capabilities of his/her bike and individual talents in a safe environment.

I currently race 750 Super Bike classes with OMRRA and on occasion with WERA.

At this point in my life of retirement, I have once again found a way to feel as though I can still be productive and contribute to those around us. I love doing what I do for PSSR and their students and appreciate the opportunity to do that wearing the PSSR instructor cover over my leathers.