Ayla Agren
Ayla  Agren
Team Pelfrey
Ayla Agren
rank
17
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Jul 20, 1993
82 Norway
Website aylaagren.com
Hometown
Baerum, Norway
Residence
St. Petersburg, FL

Ayla has been driving since she was 7 years old. She started driving go-karts, and has competed in the World, European, Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian championship. This in addition to the European leading karting series called WSK. 2012 was her first season in Open wheel racing. She competed in the Skip Barber summer series, and brought home 4 podiums.

Just from looking at her, you may think that Ayla Agren is no different from your typical 19 year old girl. But behind the blonde hair and blue eyes lies a burning desire to be the best, no matter what it takes. No ordinary teenage girl would leave the comfort of home to go over 5,000 miles away and pursue the sport of professional auto racing, unless there was a true desire, and talent, to make it to the top.

In addition to her talent on the track, Ayla is also a full time student and will commenceher first year of College this spring. She also works with several organizations in Norway to educate youth on defensive driving.

Hobbies: Sports, Travel, Reading, Visiting Beaches & Oceans, Fashion & Interiors

Racing goal: To become a Verizon IndyCar Series champion

Racing hero: Danica Patrick and Jules Bianchi

My fitness routine includes: Running, stair training, boxing, and weight training

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: No

The one talent I wish I had: To be able to dance

An interesting note about me: I've always been very into sports growing up, everything from handball to horseback riding. I am not currently doing anything specific out side racing, sports wise, but I love try different things and to follow the different sports, and keep up with whats going on. When I was little, we were supposed to travel around the world in a sailboat. Out of health reasons we had to turn back home, but the beach and ocean is something I still really enjoy.

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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 7 0 0 0 4 0 6
2016 Cooper Tires USF2000 12 0 0 1 8 0 11
2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 16 0 0 0 11 0 16

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Team Pelfrey

Team Pelfrey, the 2011 rebirth of memorable IndyCar operation Team Pelfrey, ventures back into professional open-wheel racing with an important goal in mind: help and develop new talent. The Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear as part of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system proves to be a perfect medium for owner Dale Pelfrey to showcase his latest foray into the world of professional motorsports and the business model is to not cut any corners in doing so.

Pelfrey’s formula for molding a team is no different to that of the company he founded and led for over 30 years, Enginetics Aerospace who specialized in the design and manufacturing of jet engine components for the international market—hire the best, acquire the best, and demand the best in order to achieve the most.   Team Pelfrey is no different and has already proven it thus far with the decisions that Pelfrey has made in setting up his new venture.

Pelfrey’s last stint as a team owner was in the IZOD IndyCar Series from 1998-2000 which had such drivers as Danny Ongais, Memo Gidley, Bryan Tyler, Billy Boat, Robby Unser and John Paul Jr., who led 39 laps of the 1998 Indianapolis 500. Pelfrey also gave current IndyCar Series owner and successful female driver Sarah Fisher her first ride in an IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway in 1999.

In addition to his business ventures and IndyCar past, Pelfrey himself has also raced competitively. From flat-track motorcycles in his teens, to karts, Skip Barber, and a P2 car in the Grand-Am Rolex Series, Pelfrey has always had a passion for the competitiveness that motorsports provides. This above all else is what’s pushing Team Pelfrey’s re-entry into professional open-wheel racing, with its sights set firmly on immediately challenging for top honors.

 

Team Website team-pelfrey.com