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Kyle Kaiser (born March 5, 1996) is an American racing driver from Santa Clara, California, and won the 2017 Indy Lights Championship with Juncos Racing. He is also currently enrolled in classes part-time at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.

Kyle Kaiser
Kyle Kaiser.png
Kaiser in 2015
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1996-03-05) March 5, 1996 (age 23)
Santa Clara, California, U.S.
Motorsports career
Debut season2012
Current teamJuncos Racing
Car no.32
Former teamsWorld Speed Motorsports
Starts79
Wins6
Poles6
Championship titles
2012
2017
Formula Car Challenge
Indy Lights

Racing careerEdit

KartingEdit

From 2003 to 2009, Kaiser competed in the International Kart Federation, in the IKF Regional Race Series, 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals, and the Stars of Karting. In 2008 he claimed his first national championship in the HPV-1 class. In 2009, he won the Infinion Raceway 3 hr Karting Enduro.

Skip BarberEdit

Kaiser joined Skip Barber Racing School's 2009/10 Western Regional Championship, earning second place and Rookie of the Year. In 2011, he returned to the series, earning third place in the championship. That year, he also participated in the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship shootout, earning a partial season scholarship with the race series.[1]

Formula Car ChallengeEdit

In 2012, Kaiser competed in the Formula Car Challenge for World Speed Motorsports, in the Pro Mazda and FormulaSPEED classes. He earned the Pro Mazda championship title by winning 8 races, and finishing on the podium in 11 out of the 14 races.[2]

Pro MazdaEdit

He made his professional open wheel racing debut in September 2012 in the Star Mazda Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. For the 2013 season, Kaiser joined World Speed Motorsports to race full-time in the Pro Mazda Championship. He finished seventh in the championship with a best finish of fifth (three times). He returns to the series for 2014, but switched teams to past series champions Juncos Racing. He finished on the podium in the first race of the 2014 Pro Mazda Winterfest. He finished the 2014 season 6th in points, recording four podium finishes and earning his first professional victory at Sonoma Raceway in the season finale.

Indy LightsEdit

For 2015, Juncos Racing promoted Kaiser to Indy Lights. He scored two podiums and seven top 5s out of 16 races, finishing sixth in the season standings. In 2016, he claimed two wins and eight podiums in 18 races, which put him third in the final classification. He signed with Juncos Racing for a third Indy Lights season in 2017 and won the Championship to claim the $1 million scholarship to race in IndyCar.

IndyCarEdit

Kaiser announced he'd move up to the Verizon IndyCar series with Juncos Racing for 4 races in 2018.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

Pro Mazda ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2013 World Speed Motorsports AUS
8
AUS
6
STP
5
STP
10
IND
7
IOW
10
TOR
5
TOR
5
MOS
8
MOS
6
MOH
6
MOH
8
TRO
10
TRO
13
HOU
8
HOU
8
7th 209
2014 Juncos Racing STP
2
STP
2
BAR
3
BAR
5
IMS
13
IMS
5
LOR
8
HOU
8
HOU
15
MOH
12
MOH
7
MIL
10
SON
1
SON
DSQ
6th 211

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2015 Juncos Racing STP
5
STP
5
LBH
12
ALA
8
ALA
12
IMS
12
IMS
6
INDY
5
TOR
3
TOR
9
MIL
9
IOW
4
MDO
4
MDO
11
LAG
2
LAG
10
6th 237
2016 Juncos Racing STP
3
STP
2
PHX
1
ALA
15
ALA
6
IMS
6
IMS
3
INDY
16
RDA
6
RDA
6
IOW
6
TOR
3
TOR
3
MDO
9
MDO
6
WGL
4
LAG
1
LAG
3
3rd 334
2017 Juncos Racing STP
6
STP
4
ALA
2
ALA
2
IMS
3
IMS
1
INDY
9
RDA
3
RDA
2
IOW
5
TOR
1
TOR
1
MDO
12
MDO
12
GMP
4
WGL
7
1st 330

IndyCar SeriesEdit

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2018 Juncos Racing Dallara DW12 Chevrolet STP PHX
21
LBH
16
ALA IMS
19
INDY
29
DET DET TXS ROA IOW TOR MDO POC GTW POR SNM 30th 45
2019 STP
COA
18
ALA
LBH
IMS
INDY
31
DET
DET
TXS
RDA
TOR
IOW
MDO
POC
GTW
POR
LAG
32nd 22

* Season still in progress.

Indianapolis 500Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2018 Dallara Chevrolet 17 29 Juncos Racing
2019 Dallara Chevrolet 33 31 Juncos Racing

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2019 Juncos Racing DPi Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5 L V8 DAY
8
SEB LBH
7
MDO
9
DET WGL MOS ELK
LGA
PET
17th* 69*

* Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ed Jones
Indy Lights
Champion

2017
Succeeded by
Patricio O'Ward