Juan Piedrahita
Juan  Piedrahita
Belardi Auto Racing
Juan Piedrahita
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Total Poles
Race Wins
Jul 27, 1992
5 Columbia
Bogota, Colombia
Indianapolis, IN

Juan Piedrahita got his start racing go-karts in Mexico at the age of 7.  He would finish his karting career in 2008 in France, winning two races on the French national karting championship en route to a fourth place finish in the season standings.

Piedrahita graduated to cars in 2009, racing in the Latin American Formula Renault 2.0 series.  The next couple of years saw Piedrahita compete in both the USF2000 championship and Star Mazda championship series.  JDC Motorsports signed Piedrahita in 2013 to drive in the Pro Mazda Championship series.

Away from the track, Piedrahita enjoys watching and playing soccer.  His racing goals are to ultimately win the IZOD IndyCar Series championship and the Indianapolis 500.  He counts fellow Colombian and 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya as his racing hero.

Hobbies: Karting, watching and playing soccer, hanging out with friends, boxing

Snapshot: I have a very calm personality, but when I get in a race car I transform. I like soccer a lot. I’m a Real Madrid and Chelsea fan. My favorite soccer players are Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney. In music I like U2, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia.

Racing goal: To win the Verizon IndyCar Series championship and the Indy 500.

Racing hero: Fernando Alonso and Juan Pablo Montoya

My fitness routine includes: Running, weight-lifting, cycling, swimming

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: I like to concentrate and “get in the zone.”

The one talent I wish I had: I wish I was good with numbers.

An interesting note about me: I’m afraid of clowns.

2015 Indy Lights 16 0 0 2 14 0 13
2014 Indy Lights 14 0 0 2 13 0 13
2013 Pro Mazda 16 0 0 6 9 0 5
2012 Pro Mazda 17 0 0 5 13 0 14

* Under INDYCAR sanction

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

RAF = Running at Finish

Bellardi Auto Racing

Belardi Auto Racing is owned by Brian Belardi, a former collegiate football player who has focused his competitive juices into auto racing.  Located  near Indianapolis, the Belardi team campaigns cars in the Indy Lights and USF2000 National Championship in support of the Mazda Road to Indy development ladder system.

Belardi is a tough competitor. A former defensive back at the University of Colorado, he had his eyes set on a NFL career before being sidelined with injuries, Belardi understands what it takes to compete at the highest levels of sports.  As a former driver, Belardi also understands the specific needs of racer that is in pursuit of a championship.


Juan's Road To Indy

  • 2014
    • Earned a seventh place position in the final standings of his rookie Indy Lights season.
    • Finished the year with four straight top seven finishes, including top five positions at Mid-Ohio and Sonoma.
  • 2013
    • Finished ninth in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with a best finish of second at The Milwaukee Mile and four additional podium finishes.
    • Earned the inaugural Pro Mazda Spirit Award, given to the driver or team that embodies the “heart of a champion” as they aspire to reach their goals.
  • 2012
    • Finished seventh in the Star Mazda Championship with two podiums, six top-fives and 14 top-10 finishes.
  • 2011
    • Finished seventh in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda with two podium finishes.
  • 2009
    • Finished sixth in the Latin American Formula Renault 2.0 series with four podium finishes.
  • 2008
    • Finished fourth in the French national karting championship with two wins, two pole positions and four podium finishes.
  • 2007
    • Won the ICA National karting championship.
  • 2006
    • Won the Junior ICA National karting championship.
  • 2005
    • Finished second in the Junior ICA karting championship.
  • 2004
    • Finished fourth in the national Cadet karting championship with one win.
  • 2003
    • Won the Easykart 60 championship.
  • 2002
    • Won the Easykart 60 championship.
  • 2001
    • Won Rookie of the Year honors in Cadet Regional karting championship.
  • 2000
    • Started competing in go-karts at age 7.