Tom’s racing career starting in 1968 finding early success with track championships. Turning professional at the age of 16, Tom was the number one Novice and Junior in Ohio, being inducted into the Ohio Motorsports Hall of Fame. Tom was the third ranked Rookie Expert in 1979 and made several main events with two Trophy race wins until a career ending crash on the straightway at the Indy Mile. After retiring from professional motorcycle racing in 1982, Tom entered the family business channeling his competitive energy into selling jewelry. A local landmark for over 100 years the store saw moderate success until Tom chose a different path forward. Falling in love with the industry, he moved to purchase the store from his father and went on to reinvent the retail experience. Bringing in designers and international architects, he transformed the family business into a luxury destination, even qualifying as one of InStore Magazine’s ‘Coolest Stores’ in 2007. Today, Tom continues to redefine what it means to be successful, watching his business grow year over year with new avenues of outreach, marketing and brand development. TDFJ is the Official Jeweler to American Flat Track creating the Championship rings in each class.