Cooper Tires USF2000 - Garth Rickards

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Garth Rickards
Garth Rickards
Driver Info
Garth Rickards
Biography of Garth Rickards

Garth is a graduate from the Skip Barber Racing School, where he completed his three day school in 2012 and competed successfully in their 2013 championship.  With no karting experience beforehand, Garth has worked extremely hard to get up-to-speed, and for 2014, he is looking to be a force with Team Pelfrey in the F1600 Championship Series.  His goal? To win the Indianapolis 500.

Hobbies: Fantasy Sports (NASCAR & Football), Fitness, Fashion, Hockey (Washington Capitals), and the Philidelphia Eagles

Racing goal: To be a full time Verizon IndyCar Series driver and win the Indy 500.

Racing hero: Bobby Rahal

My fitness routine includes: Five days a week in the gym and about 20 miles a week of running

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: I always do a dynamic stretching routine and listen to some John Mayer

The one talent I wish I had: I wish I could break dance

An interesting note about me: I am dyslexic.

Personal Vehicle: Scion TC Rx 8.0

2014: Finished second in the F1600 championship driving for Team Pelfrey, earning one victory and nine podium finishes on his way to rookie of the year honors…earned a nomination for the Team USA Scholarship.

2013: Took one win and six podium finishes in the Skip Barber National Championship Series.

2012: Completed the three-day Skip Barber school and competed in local SCCA Auto Cross events.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 16 0 0 2 11 0 13
2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 18 0 0 2 11 0 14
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
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.