Charlie Postins


Over the past two seasons, the driver lineup of Postins and Clay has proved to be the class of the field in the AM class. The pair head into the year with their sights firmly set on a hat-trick of championships. For 2023, Charlie partnered with James once again in the SRO Am class, this time campaigning the new G82 GT4 M4. Unlike in 2022, the racing year got off to a slow start, with a third-place finish in the first race and an unfortunate, race-ending incident in the second race. Thankfully, that marked the low point of the season, from which the pair rebounded well. Ultimately, James and Charlie once again claimed the SRO AM Championship, winning another 7 races along the way.

Charlie returned to full-time racing in 2022 alongside BimmerWorld’s James Clay. The program, racing the F82 M4 GT4, came together at the very last minute but got off to a fast start with a pole position, one second place, and a victory at the first race of the year in Sonoma. That laid the foundation to being crowned SRO GT4 America Am class Champions with 7 class victories. Furthermore, the level of success culminated in James and Charlie winning the prestigious BMW Sports Trophy.

Following a several-year hiatus from racing to focus on his career, Postins re-entered the sport with a series of race outings at the challenging Nurburgring in Germany, often with James Clay as a co-driver. Charlie has competed in the legendary Nurburging 24-Hour race four times; in a BMW M240 on three occasions and once in a BMW M4 GT4. 

His best result at the twice-around-the-clock race was in 2020 when he finished the Challenge of the Green Hell in fourth place in class. Charlie also secured a class win in the BMW M4 GT4 in 2022 at the qualification race for the 24-Hour race.

In 2017, Postins took class victory along with co-driver James Clay in the Thunderhill 25-hour race in the EO class. This flag-to-flag victory came in El Diablo Racing’s BMW E46.

In the early years of his motorsport career, Postins competed in his home country of England. Standout performances included finishing third in the 1996 Renault UK Clio Cup and fourth in the 1993 British Formula First Championship.

Charlie moved to San Diego from the UK in 1996 to take up a position as an automotive design sculptor with Nissan Design America. This move followed a successful career in clay modeling throughout Europe for manufacturers such as VW, Saab, and Porsche. In 2007, Postins shifted gears from the automotive design world to assist in developing a pet food startup. This company, The Honest Kitchen, is now recognized as the leading Human Grade pet food brand in America and is sold throughout North America. Charlie currently serves as a board member for the company.

Feeling drawn to automotive design once again, Charlie is now actively involved in sculpting automotive shapes of the future through his race and design company, Exhall Automotive.