Juan Piedrahita
Juan  Piedrahita
Team Pelfrey
Juan Piedrahita
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
Race Wins
Jul 27, 1992
2 Columbia
Bogota, Colombia
Indianapolis, IN

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 heroes: Fernando Alonso and Juan Pablo Montoya

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

2017 Indy Lights 16 0 1 4 11 47 14
2016 Indy Lights 13 0 0 0 6 0 10
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

** 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
March 19, 2010 (Sebring)

Juan's Road To Indy

  • 2015
    • Finished eighth in his second year of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires with best finishes of third at Milwaukee and fourth in Toronto and eight additional top-seven drives
  • 2014
    • Finished seventh in his rookie season in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper with four consecutive top-seven finishes in the final events, including a pair of top-five results 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.