Tom Gutowski has been involved in various forms of racing since the mid 1970s. He began as a road course driver with the Cornhusker Corvette Club (CCC). After achieving both local and national success with Corvette Club racing, Gutowski secured his license with the Sports Car Club of America in 1979 and the next year, won the Midwest Division B Production Regional championship. After giving up road course racing, Gutowski built and owned the first registered IMCA dirt modified in 1984, and raced it successfully throughout the Midwest for a number of years. He later became a track promoter at three western Iowa dirt tracks (Harlan, Denison and Alta) and currently is the Competition Director for IMCA.