HOW IT STARTED...
I was a fan of motorsports at birth. I tested a quarter midget at a young age and did well but racing didn't fit in the family budget. I didn't start racing competitively until I discovered the Gateway Kartplex iDrive Series. A driver shows up to the track, pays a small fee and drives a rental, equalized race kart in competitive fields of up to 15 drivers.
In my first full season in the iDrive Series, I won the Spring season and qualified for the end of the year championship shootout. I would go on to win 2 of the 3 races in the shootout and secured the 2017 Championship and a scholarship to compete in the Ignite Series for 2018.
In the Ignite Series, drivers own and maintain their own kart - the Margay Ignite K3. Everyone in the series is on the same kart, with the same sealed Briggs & Stratton 206 engine package and Hoosier hard-compound tires, giving all the drivers an even playing field to let driver skill shine. In my debut season, I finished sixth in the points and picked up two podium finishes.
After my successful year, Margay Racing offered an extension to race in the following year's Ignite Series in exchange for video production services. I agreed to their offer and improved in the 2019 season. I doubled the number of podium finishes and finished third in the points standings. To top it all off, I was able to deliver high-quality videos for Margay Racing at their major events throughout the year and I was given another offer to get back behind the wheel in 2020. Not only was I going to be able to race in the Ignite Series at the Kartplex again, but I was able to race in the Ignite Challenge Series that travels to other tracks and it would put me up against some of the best competition in the Midwest.
2020 was my breakthrough year as I would pick up my first Ignite win in the first round of the Ignite Challenge Series at Whiteland Raceway Park. I would back up that win with sweeping a double feature at the Gateway Kartplex. I won 5 of the 10 races at Kartplex; finishing in second place 4 times. At the end of the year, I won the Ignite Series Championship and finished second in my first attempt at the Ignite Challenge Series.
I am currently looking for opportunities to move to the next level of motorsports as I am on track to obtaining my SCCA competition license in the off-season.
2020 BRIGGS NATIONAL TOP 5
2020 IGNITE SERIES CHAMPION
2020 IGNITE CHALLENGE RUNNER-UP
2019 GATEWAY 500-LAP RACE WINNER
2017 IDRIVE SERIES CHAMPION
25 CAREER KARTING WINS
57 CAREER KARTING PODIUMS