Alex Figge

Alex Figge (pronounced "figgy", born January 29, 1981) is an American race car driver born in Davenport, IA. He started racing professionally in the Star Mazda Championship, capturing one victory at Portland International Raceway in 2000 while driving for World Speed Motorsports.

Alex Figge
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1981-01-29) January 29, 1981 (age 40)
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Pirelli World challenge career
Debut season2011
Current teamKPAX Racing
Car number9
Engine3.8-liter V8 twin turbo McLaren M838T
Wins5
Poles5
Best finish1 in 2013
Previous series
US Formula Ford
Toyota Atlantics
American Le Mans Series
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2007 Champ Car World Series Season
American Le Mans Series
Pirelli World Challenge

Career in racingEdit

Figge competed in the US Formula Ford 2000 championship in 2001, running with Lightspeed Motorsports and Cape Motorsports, then moved up to the Toyota Atlantic series where he finished 18th (partial season), 9th, and 7th in the standings during his three year stay from 2002 to 2004.

In 2005 he made 7 starts in the GT1 class of the American Le Mans Series where he earned one podium and six top five finishes with teammate Ryan Dalziel. In 2005, he also made his Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype class debut with Dalziel, where they earned a 6th place finish in their only race of the season.[1] In 2006 he drove a full Daytona Prototype schedule and earned 3 top-5 finishes and finished 16th in driver points for Pacific Coast Motorsports, which was owned by Tyler Tedevic, Shelly Tedevic and Tom Figge.[2]

On September 2, 2006, Pacific Coast Motorsports announced that it would enter two cars in the 2007 Champ Car World Series Season, one of which was driven by Alex with teammate Dalziel. The team struggled a bit with the new equipment and series but they were generally on race pace. Dalziel was let go from the team with two races remaining in the season. Figge's best finish was 8th place in the first race of the season at Las Vegas, which was fraught with attrition. Figge's struggles continued throughout the season, finishing towards the back of the field in most races.

Transition to Tafel RacingEdit

With the early 2008 merger of Champ Car with the Indy Racing League, Figge left open wheel racing in the U.S and transitioned to Sports Cars by joining Tafel Racing's #73 Ferrari F430 team in the American Le Mans Series' GT2 class, co-driving with team owner Jim Tafel, earning two top-6 finishes.[3]

In 2011, Figge made his Pirelli World Challenge Debut as a Volvo Factory driver, signing for a partial season with KPAX Racing alongside co driver Randy Pobst. In his three seasons with K-PAX Racing, Figge has celebrated 5 pole positions, 5 wins, and 12 top-five finishes. In February 2014, K-PAX Racing announced the return of Alex Figge with the addition of new teammate Robert Thorne.[4] The Pirelli World Challenge team also announced the switch from racing Volvos to McLaren MP4-12Cs in the new season.

Motorsports Career ResultsEdit

American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

Star Mazda ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
1999 SEB ATL PPI
14
SON
13
POR
34
LV
28
N.C. N.C.
2000 World Speed Motorsports AMS
23
SON
7
MOS
13
TEX
7
POR
1
ATL
4
LAG
32
LV
30
7th 189

USF2000 National ChampionshipEdit

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Points
2001 Lightspeed Motorsports HMS1
10
HMS2
15
HMS3
9
WGI1
19
WGI2
22
IRP
10
MDO1
23
MDO2
27
ROA1
12
ROA2
11
MDO3
11
SEB1
6
SEB2
15
16th 88

Atlantic ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2002 World Speed Motorsports MTY
11
LBH
Ret
MIL
6
LS
13
POR
Ret
CHI
Ret
TOR
Ret
CLE
Ret
TRR
11
ROA
17
MTL
10
DEN
15
18th 30
2003 Pacific Coast Motorsports MTY
6
LBH
5
MIL
7
LS
5
POR
7
CLE
Ret
TOR
8
TRR
Ret
MDO
8
MTL
8
DEN
Ret
MIA
8
9th 87
2004 Pacific Coast Motorsports LBH
Ret
MTY
1
MIL
Ret
POR1
6
POR2
Ret
CLE
7
TOR
7
VAN
5
ROA
Ret
DEN
8
MTL
3
LS
4
7th 201

Champ CarEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2007 Pacific Coast Motorsports LVS
8
LBH
16
HOU
INJ
POR
16
CLE
17
MTT
13
TOR
17
EDM
13
SJO
14
ROA
13
ZOL
14
ASN
16
SRF
13
MXC
11
17th 95

IndyCar SeriesEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2008 Pacific Coast Motorsports HMS STP MOT1
DNP
LBH1
14
KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO EDM KTY SNM DET CHI SRF2
43rd 0
1 Run on same day.
2 Non-points-paying, exhibition race.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ GRAND-AM Results Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine, GRANDAM Road Racing
  2. ^ Pacific Coast Motorsports Website, Pacific Coast Motorsports,
  3. ^ Alex Figge to join Tafel Racing from Utah Grand Prix, Planet LeMans, May 1, 2008
  4. ^ K-PAX to Run McLaren MP4-12Cs in PWC, SportsCar 365, February 17, 2014

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