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Juan Piedrahita

#2 Petrosur

 

Birthdate: July 27, 1992
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
Residence: Indianapolis, IN
Website: www.juanchopiedrahitac.com
Twitter: @JPiedrahita77
Facebook: Juan Diego Piedrahita
Team Website: TeamPelfrey.com
Sponsors: Petrosur

Nationality:  Colombian

Languages Spoken:  Spanish, English and French

Height/Weight:  5′ 10″ / 149 lbs.

Education:  High school graduate

Current Sports Played:  Soccer, boxing, running and karting

Hobbies:  Karting, watching and playing soccer, hanging out with friends, boxing

Snapshot:  I have a very calm personality, but when I get in a race car I transform. I like soccer a lot. I’m a Real Madrid and Chelsea fan. My favorite soccer players are Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney. In music I like U2, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia.

Racing goal:  To win the Verizon IndyCar Series championship and the Indy 500

Racing hero:  Fernando Alonso and Juan Pablo Montoya

My fitness routine includes:  Running, weight-lifting, cycling, swimming

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions:  I like to concentrate and “get in the zone.”

The one talent I wish I had:  I wish I was good with numbers.

An interesting note about me:  I’m afraid of clowns.

CAREER

2016

  • Finished 13th in the final Indy Lights standings, with six top-10 finishes

2015

  • Finished eighth in his second year of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires with best finishes of third at Milwaukee and fourth in Toronto and eight additional top-seven drives

2014

  • Finished seventh in his rookie season in Indy Lights with four consecutive top-seven finishes in the final events, including a pair of top-five results at Mid-Ohio and Sonoma

2013

  • Finished ninth in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with a best finish of second at The Milwaukee Mile and four additional podium finishes
  • Earned the inaugural Pro Mazda Spirit Award, given to the driver or team that embodies the “heart of a champion” as they aspire to reach their goals

2012

  • Finished seventh in the Star Mazda Championship with two podiums, six top-fives and 14 top-10 finishes

2011

  • Finished seventh in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda with two podium finishes

2010

  • Contested eight races in Star Mazda claiming one top-five and two top-10 finishes
  • Also contested two races in the Molecule Formula Car Challenge in the Pro Mazda class

2009

  • Finished sixth in the Latin American Formula Renault 2.0 series with four podiums

2008

  • Finished fourth in the French national karting championship with two wins, two pole positions and four podium finishes

2007

  • Won the ICA National karting championship

2006

  • Won the Junior ICA National karting championship

2005

  • Finished second in the Junior ICA karting championship

2004

  • Finished fourth in the national Cadet karting championship with one win

2003

  • Won the Easykart 60 championship

2002

  • Won the Easykart 60 championship

2001

  • Won Rookie of the Year honors in Cadet Regional karting championship

2000

  • Started competing in go-karts at age 7