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Kyle Kirkwood

Kyle Kirkwood

#28 RP Motorsport USA

 

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

 

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Firstex / Bell Helmets / Sabelt

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight: 5’9” / 130 lbs.

Education: High school graduate

Hobbies: Spear fishing, fishing, surfing

Bucket list: Tank dive a "Blue Hole"

Favorite food: Fish and watermelon

Guilty food pleasure: Motts gummies

Pet peeves: Disorganization, and having to repeat myself more than twice

Unusual routines/habits:I have a weird superstition about shoe brands that I can wear to the track

Racing goal: To win the Indianapolis 500

Racing hero: Rubens Barrichello

Career results:

2018

  • Won the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship with a dominant performance, scoring 12 wins in 14 races and six pole positions
  • Earned Cape Motorsports' eighth-consecutive driver championship
  • Tied the record for wins in a season set by JR Hildebrand in 2006, who also won the championship for Cape Motorsports
  • Won 16 of 17 races to take the F3 United States Championship Powered by Honda
  • Won the first sports car race and first endurance race in which he competed, taking the four-hour Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore at Sebring with co-driver Roman DeAngelis
  • The victory put his season total at a stunning 29 of 32 races

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 Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout at WeatherTech 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