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Robert Megennis

#80 Palo Alto Networks


Birthdate: March 5, 2000
Hometown: New York, New York
Residence: New York, New York
Website: RKMRacing.com
Twitter: @robertmegennis
Facebook: RKM Racing
Team Website: Team-Pelfrey.com
Sponsors: Palo Alto Networks

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight:  5’6” / 145 lbs.

Current sports played: Fencing

Hobbies: Fencing, eating Korean food, mountain biking, sim time and racing anything

Snapshot:  I’m a pretty busy 16 year old who lives and breathes racing everyday. As well as racing, I’m a competitive saber fencer. When I’m not at the race track you’ll find me at late night fencing practices, in the gym, or of course doing homework. I have a passion for Korean food! 

Racing goal: To win the F1 or Verizon IndyCar Series championship

Racing heroes: Lewis Hamilton, Nigel Mansell and Anders Krohn

My fitness routine includes: Sessions with my personal trainer, mountain biking and fencing

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: I always get in on the left side of the car

An interesting note about me: I've never spent a day in school

Career results:


  • Finished sixth in his first Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season
  • Earned Rookie of the Year honors and the season-long Tilton Hard Charger Award
  • Was the top American in the final point standings with two podiums (including a third-place tally in his first race at St. Petersburg) and 12 top-eight finishes


  • Finished eighth in the F1600 Championship Series driving for Team Pelfrey, with eight podiums, one pole position and two fastest laps


  • Won the Northeast Rotax Rotax Max Challenge series by 70 points, with podium finishes in all 11 races
  • Contested the Rotax Pan American Challenge, the Florida Winter Tour and the U.S. Grand Nationals
  • Completed a one-day Skip Barber class at Lime Rock and a three-day class at Road Atlanta, earning quick time in both tests


  • Finished second in the Northeast Rotax Rotax Max Challenge series


  • Finished second in the Oakland Valley Race Park Rotax Junior Club championship


  • Began racing Rotax junior karts


  • Raced indoor karts in New York