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Frederick

Kaylen Frederick

#24 Pabst Racing

 

Birthdate: June 4, 2002
Hometown: Potomac, MD
Residence: Potomac, MD
Website: k-rexracing.com
Twitter: @kaylen_fred_
Instagram: @kaylen.frederick
Facebook: Pilot ONE Racing
Team Website: PabstRacing.com

 

Sponsors:

 

Pilot ONE Racing

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English, German

Height/weight: 5’6.5” / 135 lbs.

Education: Ten years in a German school and two years in American public school

Current sports played: Alpine ski racing

Hobbies: Mountain biking and racing games (Forza, iRacing, GranTurismo)

Racing goal: To become a professional driver in INDYCAR or F1

Racing hero: Sebastian Vettel

My fitness routine includes: A lot of upper body routines mixed with cardio training

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: I always put my left glove on first and I always get into the car from the left.

An interesting note about me: I like to watch ski racing because I race myself, and my favorite skier is Mikaela Shiffrin

Career results:

2017

  • Finished ninth in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in his rookie season
  • Claimed seven top-eight finishes with a best result of fifth in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis
  • Posted his best qualifying result of third in the season finale at Watkins Glen International
  • Took home Royal Purple “Slickest Pass” honors.
  • Competed in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand in January and February

2016

  • Completed the full-time switch to cars, finishing seventh as a 14-year-old rookie in the F1600 Championship Series despite missing the opening six races due to age restrictions
  • Claimed one race win and three second-place finishes
  • Made his debut in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Series during the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  • Qualified on pole for his debut in the F2000 Championship Series at VIRginia International Raceway in October before crashing out of the race while holding an eight-second lead
  • Posted the third-fastest time during the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway GP circuit.

2015

  • Participated in the Florida Winter Tour, Junior ROK and SKUSA Junior and S5 series while beginning his transition to car racing by driving a shifter kart, then completing both a 2-Day and 3-Day course at the Skip Barber Racing School
  • Tested extensively in an F1600 Mygale.

2014

  • Competed in a total of 23 races in the Florida Winter Tour, Rotax Max Challenge and SKUSA competition.

2013

  • Moved up to the Florida Winter Tour, Rotax Max Challenge and SKUSA, competing in a total of 21 events.

2012

  • Participated in the MKA Man Cup and the 10-round Great Lakes Sprint Series.

2011

  • Participated in the Cadet and Sportsman classes of of the BeaveRun Club Series in Wampum, Pa.

2010

  • Began karting at age 7 in the Summit Point Junior League (for drivers up to 10 years old), winning the Spring Series Championship.