MMC Member Challenge
Saturday Morning, August 7
Saturday Morning, August 21
Lites Races & Complimentary Group Instruction
Saturday Afternoon, August 7
Saturday Afternoon, August 21
Queally Mazda Classic
Friday Morning, August 27
Friday Morning, September 17
Queally Cross Kart Classic
Friday Afternoon, September 17
PQ GT Classic
Saturday Morning, August 28
Saturday Morning, September 18
REMINDER: All racers and guests must be registered no later than 48 hours before race day. MMC will not accept late registrations.
Master Classes are group programs where members learn together. “Track Masters” programs (non-competitive performance driving) are available to advanced drivers (Black or Red), and “Race Masters” programs (racing focused) are limited to racers (Red). Curriculum includes video and data comparisons, and feedback.
Master Classes are free to Founding, Family, and Gold members, and $500 to all others. Sign up for as many Master Classes as you’d like.
Cancellation/No-Show Policies: to discourage speculative reservations, Founding, Family, and Gold Members will be charged $500 per cancellation (regardless of notice given) or no-show. Corporate, Silver, and Bronze Members are not eligible for refunds for cancellations (regardless of notice given) or no-shows.
GT4 Track Masters
Friday, August 20 | 10:00 AM -3:30 PM
Mazda Race Masters
Thursday, August 26 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Optional Dinner 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mazda Race Masters
Thursday, September 16 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Optional Dinner 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bring your family for a day of fun surrounding our final race of the Member Challenge series. On September 11, there will be games and entertainment for the whole family. Plus, we’ll host a special awards luncheon where we will crown the Champs for the 2021 season. Who will win the coveted parking spot?
Fun begins at 9:00 AM. Stay tuned for more details!
A serial entrepreneur, an extreme yogi, and a racecar driver. No matter what she’s doing, you can be sure Zoe Barry is going full bore. She openly admits to being hyper-competitive, and it’s that quality that has put her at the helm of two startups before age 36.
Tell us a little bit about your background.
I grew up in NYC as a 3rd generation native New Yorker. I spent the first two decades of my life in the Big Apple — studied at Chapin, an all-girls high school, and then at Columbia University. These days, I live in Boston with my husband, children, and cat, Moonshine. We’ve been racing at MMC since 2018.
My career began on Wall Street working for John Dawson, best known as the founder of Pequot Capital. While working as his Founder’s Associate, I observed first-hand how founders make decisions under pressure and realized I had the grit to start my own company. Now, in my own businesses, I intentionally hire young women so they can learn how to operate as a female founder in a man’s world. In fact, MMC’s Aurora Straus was my first Founder’s Associate.
You describe yourself as a serial entrepreneur. Tell us about your startups.
I founded my first company, ZappRx, at age 26. When starting out, my fearlessness was both a blessing and curse: I learned tough lessons about hiring, firing and leading a team while on the job. ZappRx was the medical equivalent to Amazon Prime for $100,000 medications and specialty drugs; we used data and automation to reduce the specialty drug prescription process from 8 weeks to just 3.5 days. Families dealing with terminal and/or progressive illnesses don’t have time to spare getting specialty drug approvals. I’m proud that ZappRx continues helping families since the company’s acquisition by Allscripts in 2019.
My current company, Zingeroo (I’m a sucker for Z names), is a FinTech play (fun fact: check out my new GT4 at MMC, I had the car wrapped in our company logo). Zingeroo is best described as a competitive, social, educational trading app — think fantasy sports meets the stock market. The idea for Zingeroo came from a heated debate with my brothers — we wanted to trade the same stock in a group, track each other’s performance and see a leaderboard for the best trader, all while bantering together. When nothing on the market met our needs, the entrepreneurial bug bit me again. I incorporated Zingeroo in August of 2019 and made the first hire in January 2020. We now have just shy of 20 employees and have raised $8.5 million to date. We recently secured our broker-dealer license and our app is set to launch this summer. Stay tuned!
What experience will someone need to use the app?
One of Zingeroo’s value propositions is the education that is built into our app, so you can have limited trading experience and still use it. Zingeroo also has guardrails in place to support safer trading experiences, such as allowing cash-only accounts, which ensures that users only make trades when they have the funds to support them. (Sounds obvious, but many trading sites and apps aren’t in the best interests of their users). Zingeroo enables people to try different structures of trading — users can start with equities, move onto options and then learn how to build multi-leg trades from there. Users are rewarded for trades that settle “in the money” and can climb the leaderboard to showcase their gains to their peers.
What do you enjoy the most about being an entrepreneur?
I enjoy turning figments of my imagination into realities. I also strive to mentor other entrepreneurs so they can realize their own goals. With your first startup, it isn’t always about building the next billion-dollar business — it’s about learning what you’re capable of and paying it forward by mentoring other budding entrepreneurs.
If you could give one piece of advice to someone looking to start a business, what would it be?
Get started. Many people sit on the sidelines making lists, telling themselves, “I’ll be ready when…” or, “I’ll be ready if…” Invariably, they don’t build anything. You’ll make mistakes, but there’s so much to learn. I didn’t return all investor money in my first business, but I learned valuable lessons that informed my decisions the second time around. If people believe in you, they’ll invest in you.
What made you join MMC?
I came to an event at MMC and immediately saw that the Club welcomed women. (I believe this comes from Ari and Paul having daughters.) I felt supported by the male Members and the instructors, who encouraged me to enhance my driving skills alongside an inclusive community of male and female drivers. When I got married to JF, we picked up racing together as a couple’s sport to build our relationship.
Since joining, what aspect of the Club do you enjoy the most?
The quality of the instructors! Being paired with experienced instructors has raised my comfort level with new vehicles on the track. I went from driving stick shift, to driving racecars, to eventually placing on the podium. I haven’t won a race yet — but am working on it! Every instructor has wowed me with their expertise, encouragement, and enthusiasm. Thanks to their coaching, I’m now running in a GT4 for member races.
Favorite vehicle to drive on track?
I’m a big fan of my Mazda Global Cup Car. I love the thrill of stick shift.
What was your first car?
Believe it or not, the first car I ever owned was a race car. I had never owned a streetcar before that. My mother believed driving stick was a life skill, along with treading water, shooting a gun, and CPR. Thanks, mom!
What was your first job?
At 8 years old, I made balloon animals in Central Park that I sold to other kids. A sailing instructor was the first job I paid taxes on.
If you’re not working and not at the track, where might we find you?
Doing extreme yoga. I do crazy inversions and balances. I have an Instagram account @yoga4lunatics. If you want to follow more of my startup life then @ZoeBarryCEO highlights the startup grind. Check it out!
By Riya Daga
Although you might have only seen Henry O’Hara at MMC in the past year, his passion and dedication make him a quick-rising talent.
What is your favorite part about racing?
My favorite part about racing, so far, is improving and maturing as a driver on a weekly basis. Even if I don’t improve physically with lap times or how fast I am going, getting mileage each week really helps me understand the sport, and enjoy it even more next time.
How long have you been racing?
I started racing at Monticello Motor Club last September, so about 10 months.
What is it like balancing work and school?
Luckily, over the summer I have been able to put a lot more time into racing. It was challenging to come up to MMC during the school year, especially during finals, but I am happy now to be here often.
What is your favorite/dream car?
My favorite car is the car I drive currently which is the Porsche 718 GT4 Clubsport. My dream car to drive, even once, would be the McLaren Senna GTR.
Are there any life lessons you learned on-track which apply to off-track?
Sacrificing immediate results for the benefit of the bigger picture is always the right thing to do. It’s better to have a great exit than a good entry and a poor exit, just like it is better to stay patient in other aspects of life to succeed later.
What do you think makes you a good racer?
My determination to improve.
Riya Daga is a 15-year old Member of MMC and a veteran of MMC’s Teen Motorsports Camps and Varsity Racing programs.
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