Matthew grew up surrounded by race cars. His father, Tim Butson, has been involved in regional and national SCCA racing for the past two decades. Needless to say, Matthew had a very early introduction to racing. After years of waiting to get behind the wheel, at sixteen he completed his drivers’ school at ProDrive in Portland and was granted his SCCA competition license. From there, he began racing with the ProDrive team in an SRF3, learning how to go fast in a momentum-based car while also experiencing wheel to wheel competition in one of the biggest classes in all of SCCA.
His learning and development over the past few years has enabled him the opportunity to find speed in his TA2 Chevrolet Camaro and TA Ford Mustang, competing part-time in the 2022 Trans-Am Series Championship presented by Pirelli.
Matthew is currently a Senior at Robert Morris University, dual majoring in Business Management and Marketing.
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