SCDA Instructor Bio
Name: Matt Hagopian
Occupation: VP of Manufacturing at The duMONT Company
How long have you instructed with SCDA: Since 2014
Current Track Car: 1995 Mazda Miata supercharged 1.8L
Race car: 1958 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite
Daily Driver: 2018 Ford F-150
Favorite Track: Lime Rock Park
Most Memorable Track Experience: Racing at Lime Rock Historics on Labor Day weekend with a friend fighting it out for the lead, coming from behind we went door to door through the S’s right-hander and passed him for the lead with 2 wheels in the dirt at the apex on the inside coming out onto No-Name straight.
What are your top 3 bucket list items: Race at Mazda Laguna Seca, Race at Road Atlanta, and compete in 1 Lap of America.
If you could have any superpower, what would you choose: Flying at super speed!
Anything else you would like to share: I have been running with SCDA since I was 18 years old. Ian was actually the first guy to ever get in my passenger’s seat on track and I’ll never forget the atmosphere of the SCDA crowd. Ian is in a better place, but Elivan is carrying on and growing his and Elivan’s legacy with a top notch track Club. I instruct with other groups, but there’s a reason I spend most of my time with SCDA, the people. Elivan and family are fantastic, the Prout’s are fantastic, and SCDA has one of the best instructing groups in the business, along with a fantastic group of avid racers and car fanatics that make up the SCDA group. Come out and join us, you’ll catch the fever before the end of the day!