Kaylen Frederick
Kaylen  Frederick
Team Pelfrey
Kaylen Frederick
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
Race Wins
Jun 4, 2002
81 USA
Potomac, MD
Potomac, MD

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English, German

Height/weight: 5’6.5” / 135 lbs.

Education: Ten years in a German school and two years in American public school

Current sports played: Alpine ski racing

Hobbies: Mountain biking and racing games (Forza, iRacing, GranTurismo)

Racing goal: To become a professional driver in INDYCAR or F1

Racing hero: Sebastian Vettel

My fitness routine includes: A lot of upper body routines mixed with cardio training

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: I always put my left glove on first and I always get into the car from the left.

An interesting note about me: I like to watch ski racing because I race myself, and my favorite skier is Mikaela Shiffrin

2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 0 0 9 12 0 12
2016 Cooper Tires USF2000 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

** 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
First Start
September 10, 2016 (Laguna Seca)

Kaylen's Road To Indy

  • 2016
    • Completed the full-time switch to cars, finishing seventh as a 14-year-old rookie in the F1600 Championship Series despite missing the opening six races due to age restrictions.
    • Claimed one race win and three second-place finishes.
    • Made debut in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Series during the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
    • Qualified on pole for his debut in the F2000 Championship Series at Virginia International Raceway in October before crashing out of the race while holding an eight-second lead.
    • Posted third-fastest time during the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway GP circuit.
  • 2015
    • Participated in the Florida Winter Tour, Junior ROK and SKUSA Junior and S5 series while beginning his transition to car racing by driving a shifter kart, then completing both a 2-Day and 3-Day course at the Skip Barber Racing School.
    • Tested extensively in an F1600 Mygale.
  • 2014
    • Competed in a total of 23 races in the Florida Winter Tour, Rotax Max Challenge and SKUSA competition.
  • 2013
    • Moved up to the Florida Winter Tour, Rotax Max Challenge and SKUSA, competing in a total of 21 events.
  • 2012
    • Participated in the MKA Man Cup and the 10-round Great Lakes Sprint Series.
  • 2011
    • Participated in the Cadet and Sportsman classes of of the BeaveRun Club Series in Wampum, Pa.
  • 2010
    • Began karting at age 7 in the Summit Point Junior League (for drivers up to 10 years old), winning the Spring Series Championship.