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Neil Alberico

#22 Rising Star Racing

 

Birthdate: October 7, 1992
Hometown: Los Gatos, California
Residence: San Clemente, California
Website: neilalberico.com
Twitter: @neilalberico
Facebook: Neil Alberico Motorsports
Team Website: carlin.co.uk

 

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Rising Star Racing

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight: 5’10” / 160 lbs.

Education: West Valley Community College

Current sports played: Motorsports, surfing, golfing

Hobbies: Karting, fitness, golfing, beach volleyball, art/photography

Racing goal: To enjoy a long career as a successful Verizon IndyCar Series driver

Racing hero: Joey Hand

My fitness routine includes: High intensity interval training, beach volleyball

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: It’s bad luck to be superstitious 

The one talent I wish I had: To slow time and enjoy the sweeter things in life!

An interesting note about me: I play local beach volleyball tournaments for fun. Also, I surprised my father by buying him a beat up 1967 Ford F100 for Christmas.

Career results:

2016

  • Finished 11th in his rookie Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires campaign, with six top-10 tallies and a season-high finish of fifth at Mid-Ohio...set the fastest race lap with a new record of 198.008 mph during the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

2015

  • Finished second in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires standings with four wins, including a sweep of the season opener at St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Earned a total of eight podium finishes and two pole positions
  • Claimed the ReplayXD Move of the Race at Barber, Indianapolis Grand Prix and Lucas Oil Raceway

2014

  • Finished third in his rookie season of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with four podiums and 11 top-six drives in 14 races
  • Earned the Pro Mazda Spirit Award, presented to the driver or team that embodies the heart of a champion as they strive to reach their goals
  • Selected as a Rising Star Racing driver
  • Won another Team USA Scholarship, contesting the 15-round Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand in January and February, placing ninth in points with a pair of top-five finishes

2013

  • Finished second in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda
  • Produced six wins (Sebring, Lucas Oil Raceway, Toronto, Mid-Ohio x 2, Houston) and eight podium finishes
  • Claimed three pole positions and 11 front row starting positions
  • Clinched the Cooper Tires USF2000 Winterfest Championship with five wins in six races

2012

  • Competed in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda as a rookie
  • Finished seventh in points, driving for JDC MotorSports, with six top-five finishes highlighted by a second at Virginia International Raceway
  • Finished seventh in the Cooper Tires Winterfest with three top-five finishes
  • Was a Team USA Scholarship finalist

2011

  • Earned a Team USA Scholarship claiming a pole position, heat race win, semi-final win and third-place finish in the final of the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, and a pole, heat race win, fourth-place semi-final result and a did-not-finish (DNF) in the final of the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone
  • Finished ninth in the MSA Formula Ford Duratec Championship of Great Britain with a best result of fourth
  • Contested Formula Ford Duratec EuroCup rounds at Spa-Francorchamps, Zandvoort and Zolder
  • Kent Formula Ford Masters winner as well as Champion of Brands Hatch winner

2010 

  • WSK North American Series presented by CKI Karting Champion (TAG Senior category) with four poles and three victories
  • Claimed the inaugural Bondurant Regional Championship title with 10 wins, six poles and 12 podiums; prize package included a test day and race weekend in a Pro Formula Mazda with Team World Speed, a test day in a Formula Atlantic Swift 016.a with Steve Cameron and Finlay Motorsports, plus support from their driver management services
  • Team USA Scholarship candidate

2009 

  • Finished third overall in the CKI National Karting Championship
  •  Claimed two IKF Grand National poles
  • Participated in Skip Barber test days and shootout

2008

  • Snap-On Stars of Karting National Finale winner
  • Earned two IKF Grand National poles
  • Was the IKF HPV-3 Sr. Champion
  • Finished second in the IKF TaG Sr. Championship

2004 - 2007

  • IKF Region 11 Junior Sportsman, Junior Super Sportsman and Junior Puma Champion