Young, Fast, Competitive, Pushing the Limits…
Alex Keyes is a 17 year old formula car driver who currently lives in Northern California. After training for several years in karting, Alex began racing formula cars in 2013 in the Pacific F1600 Series. In 2014, Alex won the Championship for the Formula Pro Mazda class of the Formula Car Challenge. He dominated the class with 9 of 10 wins (2 races left) and 10 of 10 pole positions.
In August, Alex competed in his first professional race – the Pro Mazda (Star Mazda) Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at Sonoma, CA on IndyCar weekend. After having the 6th fastest time in all three practice sessions, a setup change set Alex back to 13th in Qualifying. However, Alex used this challenge as an opportunity to show he has speed and racecraft – and Alex finished 6th in race one (earning the Hard Charger Award in his first professional race) and finished 7th in Race 2. Alex is working on raising the funds to compete in a full season in the Pro Mazda series next year.
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