Lloyd Read got his start racing karts in his native Great Britain as a young teen. He would transfer this karting success to the U.S., moving to California in 2006 and racing at Infineon (Sonoma) Raceway.
The next few years brought a variety of success for Read on racing circuits all along the West Coast. He won the Pro Formula Mazda division of the West Coast Formula Car Challenge in 2011, and 2012 saw him finish fifth in the same series despite competing in less than half of the 14 races that year. In 2013, Read was signed by JDC Motorsports to drive in the Pro Mazda Championship.
When time permits, Read enjoys staying in shape and skiing. He counts current F1 champion Lewis Hamilton as his racing hero.
Hobbies: Fitness, karting, snowboarding, economics, anything with wheels and a motor!
Racing goal: Make it to the top level of motorsports and be a top competitor
Racing hero: Lewis Hamilton
My fitness routine includes: Alternating strength training and stability training. Four days of endurance cardio including cycling, running and rowing.
Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Rest for 30-45 minutes listening to music, stretching and having an energy supplement and a banana!
The one talent I wish I had: Being able to speak a foreign language.
An interesting note about me: My first race car was a Formula Enterprises. I was the mechanic and engineer on the car for the two seasons I ran it. Never had a DNF and won multiple races.
2013: Finished eight in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires ... claimed a best finish of fourth on the streets of Toronto, also earning the Quarter Master Hard Charger Award ... secured 14 top-10 finishes in 16 starts.
2012: Finished fifth in the West Coast Formula Car Challenge, Pro Formula Mazda division, despite contesting only six of the 14 races ... earned two wins and three additional podium finishes ... contested two Star Mazda Championship races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, claiming two top-10 finishes.
2011: Won the Pro Formula Mazda division of the West Coast Formula Car Challenge with seven podium finishes.
2010: Finished third in the SCCA’s San Francisco Region Formula Enterprises Championship and fourth in the West Coast Formula Enterprises Championship in a partial season.
2009: Graduated from the Jim Russell Racing School in the FJR-50 cars.
2006: Moved to California and began karting at Infineon (Sonoma) Raceway.
2004: Began karting in England with the Camberley Karting Club, competing in the Rotax 125 Senior class.