Starting at 8 years old, I have been dedicated to kart racing for 7 years, always working on improving my fundamental driving skills. In the past two years, my hard work has paid off:
December 2017: Finalist for the VMB Driver Development Scholarship Shootout, 1 of 4 drivers to compete in the FormulaSPEED 2.0 open-wheel race car.
2017 Race Season: Champion, Junior ROK, Sanzaru Games Karting Championship, Sonoma Raceway, CA
October 2017: Represented Team USA at ROK Cup International Finals in Lonato, Italy
September 2017: Champion, West Coast ROK Shootout; qualified for International Finals, Italy
April 2017: Champion, Junior Rotax, Challenge of the Americas, Round 5, Sonoma Raceway, CA
2016 Race Season: Vice-Champion, Junior Rotax, Sanzaru Games Karting Championship, Sonoma Raceway, CA
2012 to 2015: Many wins and podiums, Minimax Rotax, Redline Oil and Sanzaru Games Championship
I have raced and been competitive with some of the best drivers in the United States and the World, at the ROK Cup International Finals in Italy.
For the 2018 racing season, I have made my exciting transition from karts to cars. I am enjoying racing the FormulaSPEED 2.0 and learning to drive it to its full potential with the World Speed Motorsports team.
How did I make the transition from karts to cars?
Upon my return from the International Finals in Italy, I was invited by World Speed Motorsports to do a test day at Thunderhill Raceway. Then I was invited to apply for the VMB Driver Development Scholarship program. As one of the final four finalists to compete in the VMB/World Speed Motorsports shootout, I enjoyed working with the entire World Speed team. I believe I have the skills, dedication, and potential to become a successful race car driver.
My love for cars started before I was three years old. In the early years, the movie Cars by Pixar Studios was my biggest influence. I have grown up watching IndyCar and many other race series at Sonoma Raceway. At age 10, I took my first flight on my own to meet my dad in Austin, TX, to attend my first Formula 1 race at the Circuit of the Americas!
In addition to racing, these have been my other activities:
Junior Varsity Cross Country team at Campolindo High School
Black belt in Kung Fu
Mountain biking in Lake Tahoe, and local regional parks
Basketball teams for nine years
Piano classes and performances for seven years
Mandarin, French, and Spanish: one year of each language
Snow skiing in Lake Tahoe
Honor Roll for past two years
Mentor young kart racers
International Travel: U.K., France, Switzerland, Italy