Robert Megennis
Robert  Megennis
Andretti Autosport
27 USA
Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires
Indy Lights
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Road To Indy
Total Poles
1
Race Wins
1
Birthday
Mar 5, 2000
Website rkmracing.com/
Hometown
New York, NY
Residence
New York, NY

Education: Homeschooled

Hobbies: Fencing, Korean food, volunteering, sim time, karting/coaching

Racing Goal: To win the Verizon IndyCar Series or Formula 1 championship

Racing Heroes: Lewis Hamilton, Nigel Mansell and Anders Krohn

Fitness: Sessions with my personal trainer, mountain biking and fencing

Interesting Note: I have never spent a day in school.

Snapshot: I’m a pretty busy 17-year-old who lives and breathes racing everyday. As well as racing, I’m a competitive saber fencer. When I’m not at the race track you’ll find me at late-night fencing practices in the gym or, of course, doing homework.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 Indy Pro 2000 16 0 0 7 12 0 12
2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 1 1 4 9 24 11
2017 Indy Pro 2000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Cooper Tires USF2000 16 0 0 5 13 0 16

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 12, 2016 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
March 11, 2017 (St. Petersburg)
First Pole
March 10, 2017 (St. Petersburg)

Robert's Road To Indy

  • 2017
    • Finished sixth in his sophomore Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season
    • Took the first victory of the year at St. Petersburg, Fla. from pole position, his first win in the series
    • Earned eight top-seven finishes in 16 races
    • Made his Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires debut at the Watkins Glen season finale
    • Made his debut in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 series, racing in the Middle East and India, with six top-10 finishes in 12 races
  • 2016
    • Finished sixth in his first Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season
    • Earned Rookie of the Year honors and the season-long Tilton Hard Charger Award
    • Was top American in points with two podiums (including a third-place finish at his first race in St. Petersburg) and 12 top-eight tallies
  • 2015
    • Finished eighth in the F1600 Championship Series in his first year of racing cars driving for Team Pelfrey with eight podiums, one pole position and two fastest laps
  • 2014
    • Won the Northeast Rotax Max Challenge series by 70 points, with podium finishes in all 11 races
    • Contested the Rotax Pan American Challenge, the Florida Winter Tour and the U.S. Grand Nationals
    • Completed a one-day Skip Barber class at Lime Rock and a three-day class at Road Atlanta
  • 2013
    • Finished second in the Northeast Rotax Max Challenge series
  • 2012
    • Finished second in the Oakland Valley Race Park Rotax Junior Club championship
  • 2011
    • Began racing Rotax junior karts
  • Early Years
    • Began karting at indoor tracks in New York in 2009 and 2010.
Andretti Autosport

Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.

The company boasts four Verizon IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one Pro Mazda championship (2013), one USF2000 championship (2010), claimed victory at the 2016 Freedom 100 (Indy Lights) and has won the Indianapolis 500 five times (2005, 2007, 2014, 2016 and 2017).

Michael Andretti competed for 19 years in CART before moving to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2003. He retired from full-time driving following the 2003 Indianapolis 500 to concentrate on team ownership and drove for the final time in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

Team Website andrettiautosport.com