Jose Gutierrez, 17, made his debut in the Pro Mazda Championship at the Circuit of Americas in Austin Texas in 2013, finishing in the Top-10 for both races. A third generation driver, began competing in karts at the age of four. Highlights from his career include winning the Rotax Mini Max Championship, the Mexican Grand National Championship, and winning the 2010 Martiga Driver Development School Shootout in Rotax karts.
Current Sports Played: Karting, football (soccer), lacrosse
Hobbies: Karting, painting, football, bowling, lacrosse
Snapshot: When I was little my uncle and my grandfather were racecar drivers so I went to see them race on the weekends. When I saw the first race of my uncle, I was in love with cars. I began to watch F1. My favorite F1 driver of all time was Ayrton Senna. I watched his videos; he was a one-of-a-kind driver because he could control his car in the most difficult weather conditions.
Racing goal: Compete in the American Le Mans Series
Racing hero: Ayrton Senna
My fitness routine includes: Three-mile runs, pushups, crunches, bench press and sit ups
Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Hydrate, relax, and swap nerves of excitement
The one talent I wish I had: To specialize in math
An interesting note about me: I’m happy!
2013: Contested four rounds of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at the Circuit of The Americas and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course posting four top-10 finishes.
2012: Testing with the Martiga Driver Development Team in Pro Mazda and Formula BMW cars.
2011: Testing in LATAM Formula 2000 Challenge car.
2000-2011: Began local karting at age 4 ... highlights from karting career include Rotax Mini Max Championship, Mexican Grand National Championship and being selected to join the Martiga Driver Development program ... won 2010 Martiga Driver Development School Shootout in Rotax karts.