The Plowey Perspective: Martin’s Blog


The Plowey Perspective – Winning Le Mans LMP2 – Part II

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by Martin Plowman

As race day dawned for my first ever 24 Hours of Le Mans, I had one or two things on my mind. It’s a race I’ve dreamed of competing in – and winning – since I was racing karts. I knew I had a lot of responsibility on my shoulders. After the disappointment of qualifying […]

The Plowey Perspective – Winning Le Mans LMP2 – Part I

Posted on: July 9th, 2013 by Martin Plowman

It’s two weeks after Le Mans and my LMP2 victory is only just starting to settle in. To be honest, I’m still trying to digest all of the emotions from my first 24 Hours of Le Mans. I knew it would be physically challenging but it was more mentally draining than anything I’ve experienced before. […]

Open Letter to Snowball Express Families

Posted on: December 27th, 2012 by Martin Plowman

Dear Snowball Express families, I can’t believe that its already been nearly a month since we were all in Dallas – Fort Worth for the 2012 Snowball Express. The good news is there are approximately only 345 days until the next one, I can’t wait! There is truth in the saying that time flies when […]

Staying busy in the off-season

Posted on: November 21st, 2012 by Martin Plowman

I just got back from a whirlwind of a trip! Two and a half weeks ago, I had virtually nothing on my plate for the next two months. I had planned on focusing on my training and spending much needed time with family at home. I got a call on Tuesday from an American Airlines […]

To my snowball express family:

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by Martin Plowman

How exciting it was to finally get my first win in the American Le Mans Series this past weekend! My team Conquest Endurance and my teammate David Heinemeier Hansson definitely helped me achieve this accomplishment, but I wanted to write a special thank you note to all of you! Each of you has inspired me […]

Great American Road trip-Reinvented

Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by Martin Plowman

Thoughts and Stories from the Electric Car Challenge: Reinventing of the Great American Road Trip  “Dude, we just drove 3000 miles across the country … in an all electric car!” I said to Men’s Health senior editor Eric Adams. The reality of what had just happened over the past 12 days was finally sinking in […]

Plowman and Men’s Health Reinvent the American Road Trip

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012 by Martin Plowman

Team of drivers—including IndyCar and American Le Mans racer Martin Plowman and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust—will establish coast-to-coast “speed” record in a 2012 Ford Focus Electric. The goal: To go fast—by slowing down. NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Men’s Health, the world’s largest men’s magazine, announced today the launch of its 2012 Electric Car Challenge, a […]

Baptism by Fire

Posted on: March 21st, 2012 by Martin Plowman

It’s been four days after my first endurance race ever, and to be honest I’m having a really hard time putting into words what on earth happened to me this past week. Never in my career would I have thought that I would be happy to just finish a race, but last weekend my team […]

Snowball Express Blog from Martin

Posted on: December 17th, 2011 by Martin Plowman

“Remember, sweetheart? This is what they did for Daddy’s funeral,” I overheard a young single mother say to her fatherless son as the Greyhound bus we were on departed from the Dallas Fort Worth Airport…led by a Presidential motorcade of Patriot Guard Riders. From that one moment, anyone could tell this was no ordinary group […]