For Faieta, the transition into the GT3 Cup series and driving Porsches has seemingly been an easy one. He first got hooked up with the series when he was hired as a mechanic by his Care Level Management car owner Steve Goldman.
His mechanic job led to a few practice laps here and there, which eventually landed him the full-time gig.
As for the rapid ascension up the driving standings, Faieta credits his driving and mechanic roots, which go back to the days he toiled under hoods at a muffler shop in Glendale he previously owned.
“I got a little bit of seat time [in the Porsche] before I started, but I had driven so much go-cart,” said Faieta, a former Glendale resident who now resides and works out of his garage in Tujunga. “If you look at any of the top pro guys, they all started in go-carts because it’s so much faster and quicker. ... [Now], I get in the car and can tell when something is wrong with it as opposed to other guys who don’t have a mechanics background.”