Like anyone else, Cameron McIntyre likes to unwind after a long week in the office or, in his case, the lab. However, his idea of relaxing doesn’t involve the calm of a golf course or ballgame; rather, he prefers a seat behind the steering wheel of a race car, taking hairpin turns at breakneck speeds.
After earning bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, McIntyre joined the faculty at Cleveland Clinic in 2003. Soon after, he decided to finally pursue a lifelong interest in racing and bought a Lotus sports car.
With no prior racing experience and a demanding career, McIntyre must train on weekends when tracks offer open racing. That often requires long road trips to practice at the courses he encounters as a member of the Intercontinental Trophy Cup racing series.