Cort was the 1999 Porsche Cup Champion and ALMS GT Champion When did you begin racing? Bill: I started racing in my dad's footsteps at age five followed by motorcycles until I turned 17. My first race was the Daytona 24 hours when I was 17 years old, and I finished second. I have been racing cars ever since. Cort: I started racing when I was one year old and did the 24 Hours At Daytona when I was six. Bill: (laughs) Cort: Actually, I have been racing go-karts since I was about 13 and got into automobile racing when I was 17. I went to Europe and did the F1 field run-off, and have been racing something ever since.
When did you know that you wanted to pursue racing professionally? Cort: Probably in 1991 when I was still in Skip Barber events. I knew it was something I wanted to pursue in my life. Bill: I never ever thought of pursing racing professionally. Never. It was never something in my mind. I ran my own race team when I was 21 or 22 with a couple of my buddies. We ran the GT circuit and went around everywhere and were completely broke - doing that thing with one credit card paying the next. It was the only thing I knew in life that I wanted to do and never actually thought I would do. It never occurred to me that you could make money racing.
How did you meet? Cort: We have been fierce competitors since about 1995. We've been racing against each other in the GT class for a number of years, ever since Bill owned his own race team and I was racing for Richard Ramist in a Porsche. We raced for the championship in 1999.