Kyle Kaiser
Kyle  Kaiser
Juncos Racing
32 Chevrolet USA Sunoco Rookie Road To Indy Graduate
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Kyle Kaiser
rank
23
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
0
Race Wins
0
Birthday
Mar 5, 1996
Hometown
Santa Clara, CA
Residence
Santa Clara, CA

After building an extensive resume in karting from age of 7, Californian 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 Star Mazda (now the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires) at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Kaiser finished seventh in the 2013 Pro Mazda Championship and sixth in 2014. He moved up to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires in 2015 alongside teammate and eventual champion Spencer Pigot. In 2016, Kaiser took third place in the final championship standings, with victories at Phoenix and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and eight total podiums. Kaiser won the 2017 Indy Lights title – and the Mazda Scholarship that helps him graduate into the Verizon IndyCar Series – with three wins, three pole positions and eight podium finishes in 16 races.

Hobbies: Music, video gaming, photography, watching sports, books

Snapshot: When I’m not in school or studying, I’m either racing somewhere.  My favorite sports teams are the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors and my favorite athletes are Stephen Curry and Drew Brees.                             

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

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Indy Lights 16 3 3 11 14 93 16
2016 Indy Lights 18 2 3 9 16 119 16
2015 Indy Lights 16 0 0 7 12 0 12
2014 Pro Mazda 14 1 0 6 10 13 13
2013 Pro Mazda 16 0 0 3 15 0 8
2012 Pro Mazda 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
September 8, 2012 (Laguna Seca)
First Win
August 22, 2014 (Sonoma)
First Pole
March 12, 2016 (St. Petersburg)

Verizon IndyCar Series

  • 2018
    • Made debut in Verizon IndyCar Series at ISM Raceway in Phoenix for Juncos Racing

Kyle's Road To Indy

  • 2017
    • Won the 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship and the Mazda scholarship that guarantees him three Verizon IndyCar Series races in 2018, including the 102nd Indianapolis 500
    • Earned three victories, three pole positions and eight podium finishes in 16 races
    • Has Scored victories on all three series disciplines (road course/street course/oval)
    • Took his first event sweep this season with victories in both races in Toronto
  • 2016
    • Finished third in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires standings
    • Earned his first series victory and first win on an oval in the third race of the year at Phoenix
    • Took victory in the penultimate race of the year at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
    • Scored a total of eight podium finishes (including podiums in the first three races of the year) and three pole positions
  • 2015
    • Finished sixth in his rookie season of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires with two podium finishes and five additional top-five performances
    • Earned sixth in his rookie season of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires with two podium finishes and five additional top-five performances
  • 2014
    • Finished sixth in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.
    • Earned first series victory in the penultimate race at Sonoma.
    • Claimed two second-place and one third-place finish, helping his Juncos Racing team earn the Team Championship title.
  • 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.
    • Received partial-season scholarship from 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 (now Sonoma 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 (now Sonoma Raceway).
  • 2008
    • Won the IKF 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals at Santa Maria, Calif. in HPV-1.
    • Finished third in Rookie Sportsman and fifth in Junior One.
  • 2003-2007
    • Contested the IKF Regional Race Series - Region 7 & 11 – with numerous podium finishes.
    • Won the WTP "O" Plate Championship in 2004
    • Won the WTP Cadet Karting Championship in 2003
  • 2002
    • Began his career in karts at the age of 9
Juncos Racing

Championship-winning Mazda Road to Indy team Juncos Racing made its Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2017, fielding two cars in the Indianapolis 500.

The team was established by Ricardo Juncos in 1997 as a small formula car race program based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After times became financially tough, Juncos relocated to the United States in 2002 where he worked as a mechanic for a small karting team based in Florida. Juncos was then able to open the doors to his own shop and run in karting series throughout the United States.

In 2009, Juncos Racing entered in the former Star Mazda Championship (now the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires), where the team had great success in its maiden season, finishing second in the driver's championship and third in the team championship. The following year, the team captured its first championship in the series with Indiana native Conor Daly. Fast forward to 2015, where Juncos Racing had its most successful season capturing the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires driver's championship with current Verizon Indy Car Series driver Spencer Pigot and also claiming the Pro Mazda team championship.

Juncos Racing also captured the 2017 Pro Mazda and Indy Lights championships, as the only team to win both series in the same year in the Mazda Road to Indy history.

The mission of Juncos Racing is to develop young drivers from around the world into the next level of their racing careers through the Juncos Racing Driver Development Program. Through this program, the team not only works with drivers on track to improve their skills behind the wheel, but also gives them the tools needed to understand the engineering and mechanics of the race car. Drivers who have participated in the program and have gone on to compete in the next level include Peter Dempsey, Conor Daly, Connor De Phillippi, Chase Austin, Kyle Kaiser, Nicolas Dapero and Spencer Pigot.

Team Website juncosracing.com