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Clark Toppe

#97 JDC MotorSports


Birthdate: September 9, 1997
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Residence: The Woodlands, Texas
Website: clarktopperacing.com
Twitter: @clarktoppe
Team Website: jdcmotorsports.com


Toppe Motorsports, Red Line Oil


Nationality:  American

Languages spoken:  English, beginning German

Height/weight:  6'4"/165 lbs

Education:  Currently a Sophomore in High School

Current sports played: On the high school Track and Field team

Hobbies: Track and Field, racing, music, racing history, soccer

Snapshot: I’m an outgoing person who likes to meet new people and hang out with my friends. When I’m not racing I love to compete in Track and Field. I listen to music every day and like several types such as house music, rap, jazz and indie.

Racing goal:  To become a professional race car driver, preferably in the IndyCar Series.

Racing hero:  Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna and Kimi Raikonnen

My fitness routine includes:  Track & field practice twice a day, five days a week. Weight training at home

Pre-race rituals or superstitions:  I always step in from the left side of the car and put my right glove on first.

The one talent I wish I had:  I wish I was good at basketball since I’m 6’4”!

An interesting note about me: I like to wear crazy socks for good luck

Career results: 


  • Finished fifth in the pre-season Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship, claiming his first USF2000 career win at NOLA Motorsports Park


  • Finished 20th in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in his rookie season
  • Claimed his best results of 11th in the pair of season-ending races at Houston
  • Also competed in the Pirelli World Challenge in the TC class, finishing on the podium twice in the first weekend


  • Finished ninth in the Skip Barber Racing Summer Series
  • Finished on the podium in five out of the last six Skip Barber Winter Series races


  • Gained NASA racing license and competed in some local Spec Miata races
  • Graduated from a Skip Barber Racing Three-Day School... attended the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout
  • Competed in the Rotax Nationals karting event at Miller Motorsports Park (Utah)
  • Competed in the PanAm karting series
  • Finished among the top 10 in Rotax Junior national points
  • Won the South West Regional Cup championship in Rotax Junior
  • Twice recognized by eKartingNews as one of the top 10 karters in the United States


  • Competed in the SKUSA SuperNationals at Las Vegas
  • Finished sixth in the Rotax Junior PanAm Series
  • Placed third overall in Rotax Junior South West Regional Cup
  • Competed in the local Gulf Coast Karting Series, scoring multiple wins in Rotax Mini Max and Rotax Junior classes