In _____, Yard’s family gave hima gift card for a high-performance driving experience with Longhorn Racing Academy. One spin around Harris Hill Raceway’s 1.8-mile, 11-turn track instantly hooked him. So much so that he told Varun Idnani, the Longhorn Racing Academy’s owner and managing partner, that he would buy the bright green Porsche he was piloting from him.
Idnani initially thought Yard was joking, but two drives later he ended up doing just that.
Learning to drive competitively soon became a conviction for Yard, and everything in life began to take orbit around it.
He completed 45 days of driving with PCA. Next came a high performance driving education (HPDE) event [...]