Dominik Farnbacher was bit by the racing bug pretty early in life. After all, his father Horst was a racer in Germany, and by the time he knew it, Dominic found himself behind the wheel of a kart. He began to forge a career in single-seater open wheel racing in 2001 before transitioning into the sports car arena.
The first big win of Farnbacher’s career came in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2005 in the GT class. Farnbacher made his American Le Mans Series (ALMS) debut in 2006, making two starts for Alex Job Racing. He finished second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans that same year.
The 2007 season marked Farnbacher's first full campaign in ALMS, scoring two podium finishes and a fifth-place showing in the GT2 standings for Tafel Racing. He finished second at Petit Le Mans and Laguna Seca to score his best finishes of the season in the final two races of the year.
Farnbacher had a career-year in 2008 as he finished tied for second in GT2 points, just eight markers behind the class champion. The German won four times in 2008 and racked up eight podium finishes. Farnbacher scored his first ALMS win at St. Petersburg on a street course and followed that up with a win at Long Beach. He was also victorious at Mid-Ohio and wrapped up the year with a triumph at Laguna Seca.
Farnbacher made 10 starts in 2009, picking up three podium finishes in the GT2 class and finishing fifth in points. Also focusing his energy on the Asian Le Mans Series in 2009, he claimed the title, which marked his first sports car championship.
The German, who made his ALMS debut in 2006, is no stranger to the Viper as he set a world record for production cars at the famed Nürburgring in Germany in a Viper ACR last year.
Farnbacher made a limited number of ALMS starts in 2010 and 2011 before joining the SRT® Motorsports family in 2012. In addition to competing with Team Viper in select American Le Mans Series events in 2012, Farnbacher also raced in the 24 Hours of Daytona with the Grand-Am Series, finishing seventh in the GT class.
Entering 2014, Farnbacher has made 52 ALMS starts in his career, garnering five wins and 15 podium finishes, along with setting the fastest lap of the race a number of times.
Born Ansbach, Germany