Neil Alberico headshot photograph
Neil  Alberico
Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing
Neil Alberico
rank
02
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Oct 7, 1992
3 USA
Hometown
Los Gatos, CA
Residence
Redlands, CA

A native of Los Gatos, California, Alberico first started racing karts at the age of 10, competing in IKF region 11 action. Over the course of four seasons (2004-07), the young talent captured the Junior Sportsman, Junior Super Sportsman, and Junior Puma championship titles. In 2008, Alberico first got behind the wheel of a race car, graduating from the Skip Barber 2-day Advanced school at Laguna Seca prior to participating in the Formula BMW recruitment day at Miller Motorsports Park. Continuing to race in the karting ranks while raising funds to pursue a career in motorsports, Alberico won the Snap-On Stars of Karting Series National finale in Las Vegas in 2009, before finishing third in CKI National TAG Senior championship. Alberico built on this success in 2010, winning the TaG Senior class in the WSK North American Series, as well as the Bondurant Championship Race Series, capturing 10 wins in first full season of car competition. As part of the prize package for winning the Bondurant Championship, the teenager tested a Pro Formula Mazda with World Speed Motorsports and a Formula Atlantic Swift 016.a with Finlay Motorsports.

In 2011, Alberico made his European racing debut, competing in the world-renowned Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain with Irish-based Cliff Dempsey Racing. The Californian then earned a spot as a Team USA Scholarship finalist in that same year. As a Team USA driver, he captured a Semi-Final win and finished third in the historic 40th Formula Ford Festival.

Alberico joined the Mazda Road to Indy program in 2012, earning a podium finish and nine top-fives in his rookie season in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. In 2013, Neil finished second overall in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, and made the move up to the Pro Mazda Championship along with his Cape Motorsports team for 2014. Neil will continue with Cape Motorsports in 2015.

Hobbies: Karting, fitness, golfing, surfing, art/photography

Racing goal: To be a professional and successful racing driver

Racing hero: Joey Hand

My fitness routine includes: Crossfit, MMA

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: It’s bad luck to be superstitious

The one talent I wish I had: To slow time and enjoy the sweeter things in life!

An interesting note about me: My surname was “Alberigo” three generations ago. When my great grandparents emigrated from Italy it was changed to Alberico.

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CAREER STATS
YEARS SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEARS SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2015 Pro Mazda 16 4 2 9 12 81 14
2014 Pro Mazda 14 0 0 7 12 11 13
2013 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 6 4 10 10 117 7
2012 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 0 0 6 9 0 12

* Under INDYCAR sanction

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing was formed in 2010 as a partnership between two successful racing entities. With leadership from brothers Nicholas and Dominic Cape, and along with Wayne Taylor and his organization in Indianapolis, the team campaigns cars in the Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda. The Cape brothers have recorded multiple USF2000 championships and have fielded a team every year since the series’ inception in the early 1990s.