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Dakota Dickerson

#36 Team USA Scholarship/Mazda Motorsports

 

Birthdate: December 2, 1996
Hometown: San Diego, California
Residence: San Diego, California
Website: DakotaDickersonRacing.com
Twitter: @DickersonRacing
Facebook: Dakota Dickerson Racing
Team Website: NewmanWachsRacing.com
Sponsors: Team USA Scholarship, Mazda Motorsports, Shelter to Soldier, Group 31 Supply, Molecule Sports

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight:  5’11” / 165 lbs.

Current sports played: Golf, spikeball

Hobbies: iRacing, Mountain biking, flying drones

Snapshot: I am your typical Californian. I’m fairly laid back, love being outdoors (especially the beach) and can prefer 75-degree weather. I have a spec Miata that I enjoy racing and I am usually on iRacing before the race weekends. When I have the time, I try to work on my golf game and occasionally fit in some deep sea fishing or trap shooting.

Racing goal: To become a Verizon IndyCar Series champion by winning each championship in the Mazda Road to Indy, starting with the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda

Racing heroes: Josef Newgarden and Joel Miller

My fitness routine includes: Running, biking, swimming

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Always enter the car from the left side - and wear Justin Wilson-edition USWAG socks on race day

An interesting note about me: I am a third-generation racer with both my grandmother and father racing go-karts.  

Career results:

2016

  • Finished ninth in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda standings, with a season-high fourth place finish at Toronto
  • Finished second in the Rookie of the Year standings

2015

  • Won the Skip Barber Championship Shootout, earning a $200,000 Mazda scholarship for the 2016 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda
  • Was a Team USA Scholarship winner claiming a top-five finish at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, England
  • Finished fourth overall in the Skip Barber Summer Series with five wins and nine podiums
  • Was a multiple race winner in SCCA Spec (Mazda) Miata

2014

  • Finished second in the Skip Barber Karts to Cars Shootout
  • Was the inaugural Bryan Herta Career Advancement Scholarship winner
  • Competed in two Skip Barber Winter Series race weekends with one win and four podiums

2013

  • Contested four races in the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas/Senior Rotax and two races in the SKUSA ProTour/TaG Senior

2012

  • Finished fifth overall in the SKUSA ProKart Challenge/TaG Senior

2004-2011

  • Karted at the local, regional, and national level, winning five championships and six vice championships