The AI Racing Tech team lead is Gary Passon.
He brings not only significant technical and engineering background to the team but years of experience in racing having come up from go-kart through amateur road racing to professional road racing to professional oval racing. After college and his racing career he went on to help start, build, and run high-tech companies in Silicon Valley and Southern California before retiring to Maui.
Since returning to Maui he has been active in supporting local schools and their STEM programs as well as more recently helped establish the
class and helping to get the AI Racing Tech Team program underway. He is also the founder of the Maui Robotic Vehicle Association.