Will Owen began karting in 2010 at the age of 15 and quickly developed a passion for kart racing. After completing his first year racing local club races at the Track at Centennial, his home kart track, he developed a relationship with Brandon and Eric Jones of Kartsport North America and began competing in regional and national races. He quickly gained speed and racing experience over the next couple of years.
He has competed in the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, Florida Winter Tour, SKUSA Supernationals and many other series. He competed in a large number of races in 2011 and 2012 to gain vital experience he missed from starting karting later than most drivers. Most recently he was ranked 20th in the e-karting news Tag Senior national rankings.
Wanting to continue his racing career, he began testing in a Formula Mazda with Moses Smith of Texas Autosports late in 2012 and as of August 2013, has competed in five Formula Mazda events finishing 1st in three of the races. He has also been on the podium in five other races in his first few starts including most recently the pre-race as part of the Indy race at Sonoma. Will has enjoyed the transition into open wheel racecars and is excited to continue pursuing a possible racing career.
Will lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his parents and his sister, Meredith, and will be a senior in high school during the 2013/2014 school year.
Hobbies: Racing, car tuning/modifying, guns and shooting, business, economics and finance, skiing
Snapshot: I really enjoy watching racing and seeing drivers progress through the ranks. I drive a Subaru WRX on the street. My favorite NFL team is the Denver Broncos. I like to listen to electronic and rap music. My favorite rapper is Drake and my favorite electronic artist is Basshunter. I like to watch TV shows and my favorite is Dexter. I am taking economics and marketing classes in high school and I hope to study Finance or Economics in college.
Racing goal: Win championships in IndyCar or F1; also to drive in all different forms of racing like sports cars, rally, etc.
Racing hero: Ayrton Senna
My fitness routine includes: Working out with personal trainer and P90X
Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: No
The one talent I wish I had: I wish I could fly planes
An interesting note about me: I’m not an adrenaline junkie. I just really like driving as fast as possible.
2013: Competed both in cars and karts ... contested nine Formula Mazda races with Texas Autosports, claiming three wins and eight podium finishes ... also won three karting races and claimed a total of four podiums from 11 events with KartSport North America ... finished 10th at the US Rotax Grand Nationals.
2012: Drove karts with KartSport North America ... participated in 22 different karting events including Florida Winter Tour, SKUSA, WKA and Challenge of the Americas, earning multiple wins and podiums as well as some pole position qualifying efforts at National races ... also finished fifth at a qualifying race for the Rotax World Finals and fourth at the Robo-Pong Endurance race.
2011: First full year of competitive karting with KartSport North America ... participated in 20 different karting events and claimed seven podiums finishes throughout the year.
2010: Began karting in a local series in Colorado at the age of 15 ... finished third in a 24-hour kart race.