Was a pleasure meeting you out at Illiana this past Saturday. You never know who you may run into. I came home and looked at your site. Sometimes reading a persons background helps one to know and understand a person better. Not to mention the amount of respect you feel when doing so. The time and effort you have put into this sport is something that deserves a lot of respect. The little time you spent with us meant a lot to us. I know you are there to do a job. I could have only wished to have had an individual like you working with my kid when he first started running these cars at 13. But still you taking the time to explain what you could at the time means a lot and really shows where your heart is as a person. I am calling Dick Tomorrow to try and sort somethings out with this car. Again, thank you for your time. Sometimes you just wish you could hang around a person like you, especially when your thirsty for knowledge. It has been a long road to haul for us especially me not coming from a racing background. Thank you again Tony.
- Scott Woodham
”Tony Blanchard is one of the most patient, efficient and detail oriented crew chiefs I have had the opportunity to work with. As a parent, I appreciated the time he always took with me to explain why and what he was doing with Joey and the car, and he was always willing to listen to us as well. As a crew chief he is extremely knowledgeable and professional. As a coach for a young driver, he has a natural ability to communicate with these kids, and he and Joey worked very well together. When he works with you, Tony comes from neutral place and he understands how to relate to a racing family. He helps you keep a realistic balance and goals. Tony has great stability and focus, and he did a great job for us. He was definitely one of the major people who was very instrumental in Joey’s development as a driver. As a person, Tony is one of the most honest and genuinely good people I have ever met. I personally recommend Tony Blanchard and RACE 101 to any parent with a young driver looking to advance in the sport.”
- Tom Logano, father of NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Joey Logano
“Tony Blanchard is a no-nonsense, thinking man’s type of leader when it comes to racing. He is quite knowledgeable in all aspects of the industry, and will not stoop to tell someone what they want to hear for the sake of money. Take him or leave him, but investing in Tony is investing in success in racing!”
- Richmond Gage, Program Head, Motorsports Management Technology Rowan-Cabarrus Community College – Concord, NC
“What I like about Tony is the fact that he is not out there gold diggin’ for the kid with the most money. He’s out to help people save money, and be honest with the parents about their kid’s capabilities. Tony is all business at the race track and he’s there to get the best out of a driver and a car. I think Race 101 is a good deal for these parents with young drivers to learn the real side of racing.”
- Micky Cain, Gresham Motorsports Park