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Kirkwood

Kyle Kirkwood

#8 Cape Motorsports

 

Birthdate: October 19, 1998
Hometown: Jupiter, Florida
Residence: Jupiter, Florida
Website: KyleKirkwood.com
Twitter: @kkirkwoodracing
Instagram: @kyle_kirkwood
Facebook: Kyle Kirkwood Racing
Team Website: CapeMotorsports.com

 

Sponsors:

 

Firstex / SAFEisFAST.com / Bell Helmets / Sparco

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight: 5’9” / 130 lbs.

Education: High school senior

Current sports played: Racing

Hobbies: Spear fishing, fishing, surfing

Racing goal: To win the Indianapolis 500

Racing hero: Rubens Barrichello

My fitness routine includes: 45 minutes of exercise a day

An interesting note about me: My favorite quote is from Mario Andretti: "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”

Career results:

2017

  • Won the F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda 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 the 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 the 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
  • Highlights included sweeping the ROK Cup USA in Ocala, Fla., as a rookie in the Senior category and winning the SKUSA Dallas Spring Nationals as a rookie S2 driver

2013

  • Selected to join the Ocala Gran Prix karting team
  • Became the first American to qualify on the pole and start a Pre-Final on the pole at the Rotax Grand Finals in New Orleans
  • Won the SKUSA SuperNationals in Las Vegas as a rookie S5 (shifter class) driver

2012

  • Was selected as the first winner of A.J. Allmendinger's Walldinger Racing/Shell Pennzoil Scholarship
  • Won the 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