Kyle Connery started testing in March 2011 to begin his professional career as a Pro F2000 racecar driver. The college sophomore, studying to become a mechanical engineer, entered go-kart racing at local dirt tracks at age 13 with many wins. By age 15 he moved to road racing karts and became the 2008 ICC State Shifter kart Champion and securing Rookie of the Year honors.
His family's team, CC AUTOSPORT, purchased his first car, a Van Diemen, in October of 2010. Before year's end Kyle had won four of five Regional races. In 2011, Kyle moved to National series and in three events has raced to 2nd twice and won his first National race at Sebring. Kyle spent 2012 competing for an F2000 Pro Championship, racing a Firman RFR.
In 2012, Kyle worked with the Audi Sport Customer Racing team Limitless Racing in the Audi R8 LMS Grand-Am. Kyle joined forces with New Jersey based owner and co-driver, Dr. Jason Lee, and the pair achieved great successes in shaving seconds off of their lap times. The Limitless Racing team has provided Kyle with valuable seat time in higher level sports cars in the GT2 category.
Hobbies: Racing, making CAD drawings of favorite racecars, making ¼ scale racecar models from scratch, cycling to get away from the stresses of life, karting to stay in shape for racing
Snapshot: Racing is life for me. It’s the only sport I have ever played that I am this passionate about and have been lucky to be so involved. The beauty of racing is it requires constant attention and endless room for improvement, and I love that challenge. It keeps me alive. Aside from racing, the design and construction of ¼ scale models of my favorite race cars. Starting with the original design, to the completion, there is just something highly enjoyable about the entire process.
Racing goal: Win the Indy 500 and IndyCar Series championship
Racing hero: Juan Montoya
My fitness routine includes: Cycling, swimming, gym and P90X
Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Bump fist with my engineer, mechanic and father (in that order)
An interesting note about me: I love spending time with the fans that join us during the weekend, each with interesting stories or ways of showing their support.