Mike Ammann likes racing cars


Former D.C. United goalkeeper Mike Ammann (on the right in the photo above) is taking part in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Races that take place this weekend in New Jersey.

The former United player had this to say about his recent training course at Virginia International Raceway: “I think every person goes through a stage in their life where they dream of being a racecar driver. I’ve been around racing for most of my life but never been behind the wheel. My test at VIR gave me my first taste of this, but it left me wanting more. Hopefully, I’ll be able to take what I learned at VIR and be able to run competitively in New Jersey."

More information on this weekend's events here

UPDATE: Just found out that Ammann will be driving the super-cool D.C. United Jetta TDI Cup Car. I want one.