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Kyle Kirkwood
Kyle  Kirkwood
RP Motorsport USA
28 USA
Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires
Kyle Kirkwood
rank
1
Career stats
Road To Indy
Total Poles
11
Race Wins
20
Birthday
Oct 19, 1998
Hometown
Jupiter, FL
Residence
Jupiter, FL

HOBBIES: Spearfishing, fishing and surfing

LOCAL RACE TRACK TIES: St. Pete is my home race

RACING GOAL: To win the Indianapolis 500

RACING HERO: Rubens Barrichello

FITNESS: HIIT training, some weights (for safety mostly) and random exercises for neck and other muscle groups that are required for driving

FAVORITE SPORTS TO PLAY: Golf and soccer

TALENT I WISH I HAD: To play any musical instrument

FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT: Bahamas/Caribbean

BUCKET LIST ITEMS: Tank dive a "Blue Hole"

UNUSUAL ROUTINES OR HABITS: I have a weird superstition about shoe brands that I can wear to the track

PET PEEVE: Disorganization and having to repeat myself more than twice

INTERESTING NOTE: None of my family has a background in racing.

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
2019 Indy Pro 2000 14 8 5 11 12 213 13
2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 12 6 14 14 254 14

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 10, 2018 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
March 10, 2018 (St. Petersburg)
First Pole
May 11, 2018 (Indianapolis RC)

Kyle's Road To Indy

  • 2018
    • Won the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship with a dominant 12 wins in 14 races and six pole positions.
    • Earned Cape Motorsports' eighth-consecutive driver championship.
    • Tied the record for wins in a season set in 2006 by JR Hildebrand, who also won the championship for Cape Motorsports.
    • Won 15 of 17 races to take the F3 Americas Championship powered by Honda.
    • Won the first sports car race and first endurance race in which he competed, taking the four-hour Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore at Sebring with co-driver Roman De Angelis.
    • Won a season total at a stunning 28 of 32 races.
  • 2017
    • Won the F4 United States Championship in dominant fashion, taking nine wins, six pole positions, 10 fastest laps and 15 total podiums in 20 races
  • 2016
    • Finished third in the inaugural F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda with one race win and eight additional podium finishes.
    • Won a Team USA Scholarship, which enabled him to compete at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone in England.
    • Rose from 23rd to fourth in the wet Walter Hayes Trophy Grand Final.
    • Contested the inaugural Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
    • Repeated as National Champion in the Florida Winter Tour Rotax Senior Max and RokCup USA Senior karting divisions.
    • Won US Open Shifter Kart event in Utah.
  • 2015
    • Earned National Championships in the Florida Winter Tour Rotax Senior Max and ROK Cup USA Senior karting divisions.
    • Won Rotax Senior Max National Championship.
    • Won on his debut in the F1600 Championship Series at Road Atlanta, setting a new lap record in his second race and finishing third in the final race of the weekend during a limited campaign.
    • Participated in the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Test at Circuit of The Americas after being awarded an invitation via the MAXSpeed Group Driver Advancement Program.
  • 2014
    • Continued with the Ocala Gran Prix karting team.
    • Swept ROK Cup USA in Ocala, Fla., as a rookie in the Senior category.
    • Won SKUSA Dallas Spring Nationals as a rookie S2 driver.
  • 2013
    • Selected to join the Ocala Gran Prix karting team.
    • Became first American to qualify on the pole and start a Pre-Final on the pole at the Rotax Grand Finals in New Orleans.
    • Won SKUSA SuperNationals in Las Vegas as a rookie S5 (shifter class) driver.
  • 2012
    • Selected as the first winner of A.J. Allmendinger's Walldinger Racing/Shell Pennzoil Scholarship.
    • Won Florida Winter Tour Formula Kart Championship.
    • Won a Skip Barber Racing Scholarship, gaining his first experience in cars and contesting several Mazdaspeed MX-5 races.
    • Claimed two victories and three second-place finishes.
  • Early Years
    • Began racing karts at age 5.
    • Claimed many wins, podiums and local/regional championships as he moved up the karting ranks between 2004 and 2011.
RP Motorsport Racing

RP Motorsport Racing is ready for “the American Dream.” After the two excellent years played in the prestigious World Series Formula V8 3.5, the Italian team is now about to face a new and exciting challenge in the American continent. The 2018 will see RP Motorsport Racing at the start in the Pro Mazda Championship, a series preparatory to the famous Verizon IndyCar Series championship with a single-seater Tatuus PM-18 powered by a 275-hp Mazda 2.0 cc engine.

A strongly desired choice by RP Motorsport Racing, able to underline once again the desire to expand its business in rapidly growing competitive contexts, entering at the same time in new markets with an international dimension.

"After the successful experience in the World Series Formula V8 3.5, we immediately started looking around to fix our plans for 2018," said Fabio Pampado, RP Motorsport Racing team principal. "We found a very interesting context in the Pro Mazda Championship: thanks to its partnership with IndyCar and to the new Tatuus chassis from 2018, it will receive a new boost. We believe it is the best choice for us to continue to guarantee our team the presence in a championship with international visibility, and the opportunity to compete on tracks full of charm represents a challenge with a unique flavor."

A season with ‘stars and stripes’, that looks promising for RP Motorsport Racing, already at work to prepare in the best way for a challenge challenging and full of charm. The team plans to field a two-car operation in 2018.

Team Website rpmotorsportracing.com
Contact Info info@rpmotorsport.eu