Peter Portante started his racing career at the young age of 7 in karts. He quickly established himself as one of the up & coming drivers in the Northeast with his many poles and wins.
From there he graduated to stock cars where he raced at Stafford Motor Speedway in the #24 Late Model.
After attending the Skip Barber Racing School to hone his skills on track, he soon joined the Skip Barber Race Series where he proved to be just as competitive in an open wheel car on road courses as he did in the stock car on ovals.
Now Peter is focused on becoming the next INDYCAR legend. He currently races in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in the #24 Arms Up Motorsports car.
Racing goal: To win multiple IndyCar Series championships
Racing hero: Tazio Nuvolari
My fitness routine includes: Biking and lifting weights
Current Sports Played: Quidditch, soccer and football
2013: Finished 10th in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda … claimed two podium finishes and five top-10 results in his rookie season … SCCA FC National Champion.
2012: First season of road course racing ... finished third in the Skip Barber Racing Summer Series, claiming three wins and eight podium finishes ... Skip Barber Championship Shootout Winner, earning a place on the MAZDASPEED Driver Development ladder ... also competed in Late Model stock car events at Stafford Motor Speedway, claiming one top-five and six top-10 results from nine starts.
2011: Allison Legacy North Race Series (Late Model) Champion, winning four races.
2010: Jr. Outlaw Champion in Wild Thing Karts at Stafford Motor Speedway, earning more race wins than anyone else ... competed regularly at the indoor On Track Karting center in Connecticut, claiming Indoor Iron Man, Indoor Fall and Indoor Winter Championships.
2009: Won the Jr. Outlaw Championship and named Allison Legacy Race Series Rookie of the Year (Late Model stock cars).
2008: Tiger A Champion (karts) at Stafford Motor Speedway ... Grand Prix New York Adult League Champion (indoor karting) and GPNY Super Track lap record holder.
2007: Tiger A Champion ... Jr. Outlaw Rookie of the Year ... F1 Boston League Champion and runoff Champion (indoor karting) for the second successive year.
2006: Tiger A Champion and Rookie of the Year ... F1 Boston League Champion and runoff Champion (indoor karting).
2005: Finished second in the Tiger B Championship at Stafford Motor Speedway.
2004: Tiger B Champion and Rookie of the Year at Pinnacle Speedway in Chicopee, Massachusetts.
2003: Began karting at age 7 at Pinnacle Speedway ... no points awarded but scored more wins than any other driver.