Pro Mazda - Kyle Connery

Alessandro Latif World Speed Motorsports
Bobby Eberle World Speed Motorsports
Kyle Connery
Kyle Connery
Driver Info
Kyle Connery
Biography of Kyle Connery

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.

Kyle rejoins JDC MotorSports for his second full season in 2015.

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 Verizon 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.

2014: In his first full Pro Mazda Presented by Cooper Tires season, Connery earned four top-10 finishes on his way to a 12th place finish in the championship.

2013: Finished second in the USF2000 Championship Series with four race wins and eight podium finishes ... won the series' 100th race in its history ... made Pro Mazda Championship Presented By Cooper Tires debut at Mid-Ohio.

2012: Finished ninth in the USF2000 Championship Series in a limited campaign ... claimed three podium finishes … Audi Sport Customer Racing Audi R8 Grand-Am driver for Limitless Racing.

2011: Finished third in the USF2000 Championship Series with six wins and eight podium finishes ... earned Rookie of the Year honors.

2008-2010: Won the Florida ICC Shifter Kart State Championship and the ICC Rookie of the Year award ... Scored multiple victories in the FKA Dirt Karting series.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2015 Pro Mazda 14 0 0 1 6 0 11
2014 Pro Mazda 9 0 0 1 4 0 9
2013 Pro Mazda 2 0 0 0 1 0 2
Total 25 0 0 2 11 0 22
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
JDC Motorsports

Involved in formula car racing since its inception in 1994, JDC MotorSports has established itself as one of the leading junior open-wheel teams in North America. Initially making its mark in the F2000 class of club racing competition, JDC MotorSports was soon a team worth watching in the pro ranks. Competing in the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship, the team not only won races, but also helped develop multiple young drivers.

In 2005, JDC MotorSports expanded its efforts, entering the Star Mazda Championship. Quickly becoming one of the top teams in the series, JDC captured both the driver and team titles in 2007, as well as Rookie of the Year honors, with Dane Cameron scoring a series-high three wins. In 2008, JDC MotorSports was the runner-up in the Star Mazda Championship and finished fourth in its inaugural season of F2000 Championship Series competition.

The Minnesota-based team won the Star Mazda Championship title with Rookie of the Year Adam Christodoulou, and the F2000 Championship Series title with Chris Miller in 2009. This past year, JDC continued its winning ways, earning the Rookie of the Year award in the Star Mazda Championship with Connor De Phillippi, and scoring a non-points win in the USF2000 National Championship. The Minneapolis-based squad will compete in the Star Mazda Championship, USF2000 National Championship and Prototype Lites Championship in 2011 via multi-car operations.