Pro Mazda - Dalton Kellett

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Dalton Kellett
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Dalton Kellett
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Dalton Kellett
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Biography of Dalton Kellett

In 2008 this Canadian Native earned the title of the Toronto Kart Club “Rookie of the Year” honors and in 2009 was awarded a racing test with the F2000 with Andersen Racing due to his achievements in the karting circuit. In that same year he finished second in points in the Rotax Junior and Junior Honda categories in the Toronto Racing Association of Karters Championship. In 2010 he was awarded a Jim Russell Driving Scholarship for achievements at the ASN Canada FIA Karting National Championships. In 2011 he finished third in the Ontario Ford Formula Championship. In his spare time Kellett enjoys running, rowing and weight lifting. His racing goal is to compete in the IndyCar Series.

Hobbies: Formula SAE, white water kayaking, guitar, skiing, working with anything mechanical

Snapshot: I am a down to earth, Canadian kid. I was born near Toronto and grew up going to school there. Before racing, I skied and learned to white-water kayak. These are still my favorite ways to unwind, when I get the chance. While racing is my life, I also study engineering physics at university. I am currently in my third year at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Aside from racing and keeping up with school, the rest of my time is devoted to playing the guitar and keeping up with friends.

Racing goal: Climb the ranks of the Mazda Road to Indy, compete in the IndyCar Series, and win the Indy 500

Racing hero: Kimi Räikkönen

My fitness routine includes: ePitFit training program

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: None in particular

The one talent I wish I had: I would like to speak more languages than just English and French

An interesting note about me: I am an engineering student at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario

2013: Finished 16th in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda … claimed a best finish of sixth at Mid-Ohio and three additional top-10 finishes… made two starts in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with two top-10 finishes at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park … made his Indy Lights debut at Baltimore qualifying eighth and finishing 10th

2012: Finished 11th in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in his rookie season ... posted four top-10 results with a best finish of seventh at Mid-Ohio... earned the Tilton Hard Charger Award at St. Petersburg, advancing 19 positions.

2011: Finished third in the Ontario Formula Ford Championship ... won in Rotax DD2 at the sixth round of the Florida Winter Tour ... finished second in points in the Rotax DD2 and Senior Max categories of the Western Canadian Championships ... ranked eighth in the Rotax Senior category in Canada by ekartingnews.com's official rankings ... tested with Legendary Motorcars Racing in CASCAR at the Cayuga Motor Speedway road course.

2010: Finished second at the ASN Canada FIA Karting National Championships in the Honda Senior category ... finished first in the third round of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship at Mont-Tremblant in the Honda Senior category ... was awarded a Jim Russell Driving Scholarship for achievements at the ASN Canada FIA Karting National Championships.

2009: Awarded an F2000 test with Andersen Racing for achievements in the Toronto Racing Association of Karters Championship ... finished second in points in the Rotax Junior and Junior Honda categories in the Toronto Racing Association of Karters Championship.

2008: Earned Toronto Kart Club "Rookie of the Year" honors... finished fifth in points in the Toronto Kart Club's Honda Junior category.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
Total
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2013 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 0 0 0 4 0 6
Total 14 0 0 0 4 0 6
2014 Pro Mazda 8 0 0 2 5 8 7
2013 Pro Mazda 2 0 0 0 2 0 1
Total 10 0 0 2 7 8 8
2013 Indy Lights 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
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.