John Shoffner (born 27 July 1955 in Fairbanks, Alaska) is an American racing driver, investor, and pilot. In May 2021, he was selected by Axiom Space to pilot the SpaceX Dragon 2 on Axiom Mission 2.
Before creating his own motorsports team J2-Racing in 2012, Shoffner was a businessman. He had a 21-year career in Kentucky-based telecommunications manufacturer Dura-Line. He retired as president in 1997.
As an athlete, Shoffner has many years of competition in multiple sports including water skiing, cycling (crossing the U.S. in 18 days without support), white water kayaking, hang gliding, and making over 3,000 skydives and base jumps.
Shoffner competes in Nürburgring 24 Hours. In 2016 he finished 19th overall and second in his class (SP7) with a Porsche 991 GT3 Cup. In 2017 he finished 32nd overall and third in his class (SP7) with a Porsche 991 GT3 Cup.
|Nürburgring 24 Hours||Team||Car||Category||Result||Result in category|
|2015||Fricadelli Racing Team||Renault Clio||SP3||93||8|
|2016||Fricadelli Racing Team||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup||SP7||19||2|
|2017||Gigaspeed Team GetSpeed Performance||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup||SP7||32||3|
|2018||Gigaspeed Team GetSpeed Performance||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup||SP7||31||4|
|2019||GetSpeed Performance||Mercedes-AMG GT3||SP9||13||12|
|2020||GetSpeed Performance||Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo||SP 9 Pro-Am||17||3|
Shoffner is scheduled to fly as pilot of the SpaceX Dragon 2 on Axiom Mission 2 with Peggy Whitson as commander, as announced on 25 May 2021. The mission will occur in fall 2022. He is also the back-up pilot of Axiom Mission 1.
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