After building an extensive resume in karting since age of 7, Kyle Kaiser advanced to formula cars with Skip Barber in 2009, winning the Western Region Rookie-of-the-Year title, finishing 2nd overall in the 2009-10 championship. Following a 3rd place finish in the 2010/11 Skip Barber Western Region Championship, Kaiser joined World Speed Motorsports and captured the Pro Mazda class championship in the 2012 Formula Car Challenge, winning 8 races, and finishing on the podium in 11 out of the 14 races. He made his professional open wheel racing debut in September 2012 in the Star Mazda Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
When not on track, Kaiser is a high school junior attending Bellarmine College Preparatory High School in San Jose, California.
Current Sports Played: Football, karting, golf, tennis, snowboarding
Hobbies: Music, video gaming, photography, watching sports, books
Snapshot: When I’m not in school or studying, I’m either racing somewhere or on a football field. I also enjoy playing the drums. My favorite NFL team is the San Francisco 49ers, and my favorite player is Drew Brees from the New Orleans Saints.
Racing goal: To have a successful and prosperous career in professional motorsports
Racing hero: Ayrton Senna
My fitness routine includes: Strength, endurance and vision Training
Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Pre-race ritual - ride my bicycle. Superstition - enter only from right side of car.
The one talent I wish I had: Any natural musical talent
An interesting note about me: My personal friend and mentor is Formula One driver Alexander Rossi.
2013: Finished seventh in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires ... claimed three top-five finishes and 12 top-eight results ... was a two-time recipient of the Quarter Master Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions at Lucas Oil Raceway and the streets of Toronto.
2012: Claimed the Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear Championship in the Pro Mazda class.
2011: Finished third in the Skip Barber Western Regional Championship … was a partial-season scholarship winner in the 14th Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout.
2010: Competed in the Skip Barber Western Regional Championship, finishing second and earning Rookie of the Year honors … won the three-hour Karting Enduro at Infinion Raceway.
2009: Contested four classes in the IKF 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals at Reno, Nevada … won the three-hour Karting Enduro at Infinion Raceway.
2008: Won the IKF 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals at Santa Maria, Calif. In HPV-1 … also finished third in Rookie Sportsman and fifth in Junior One.
2007 – 2003: Contested the IKF Regional Race Series - Region 7 & 11 – with numerous podium finishes.