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About

SANTINO FERRUCCI

Born: May 31, 1998 / Woodbury, CT USA
Resides: Woodbury, CT USA
Ht. / Wt.: 5’4” / 115 lbs.
Racing Hero: Ayrton Senna/Dan Wheldon/
/Tony Stewart
Website: www.santinoferrucci.com
Twitter: @santinoferrucci



Accomplishments

  • Formula 2000 First race June Watkins Glen Finished 3rd in 43 car field
  • Formula 2000 8 races, 8 top fives, 5 podiums, 4 fastest laps.
  • First American in 50 years to win a major kart race in the UK Super One Series (GYG 2010)
  • Won first two races in cars, Skip Barber, by 5 & 9 seconds respectively
  • Skip Barber 12 Races, 5 wins, 6 poles and penalized 6 times for too aggressive driving
  • 2012 & 2011 Rotax U.S. National Karting Champion in the Junior Division
  • 2012 CIK-FIA European Karting Championships; 13 International Podiums
  • 27 National Karting Championship wins before age 12
  • More than 31 National Race wins and more than 90 top fives combined in World Karting Association, Stars of Karting and International competitions
  • Florida Winter Tour, IKF Region 7, Rotax in Canada and Rotax US
  • Florida Winter Tour Iame Junior Race Champion at age 11 in Orlando 2010.
  • Only Back to Back Champion in the Florida Winter Tour Cadet (2007 & 2008)
  • Florida Winter Tour Youngest Junior Race winner (2009 Orlando Iame Junior) and only back to back Champion in any class (Cadet 2008 & 2009)
  • He has won on a National level in Cadet, Rotax, HPV, Yamaha and Iame Jr. and in every major sanctioning body in North America (WKA, Stars of Karting & Florida Winter Tour – FWT)
  • Youngest Junior winner in FWT history.
  • Started karting at age 5 at Oakland Valley Race Park

Career Racing Highlights

2013

  • Skip Barber January -March
  • Won his first ever open wheel race at Homestead-Miami Speedway from P2 by 5+ seconds
  • Won his second Skip Barber race at Homestead from last position by 9+ seconds
  • Won 5 Races overall in Skip Barber, 3 fastest Laps and two poles
    Formula 2000 July-August
  • Formula 2000 Debut Watkins Glen July Finished Race 1 3rd, Race 2 4th 42 Car field
  • Formula 2000 Mid Ohio Finished 3rd Race 1 Finished 4th Race 2 38 car field
  • Formula 2000 Summit Point Finished 3rd Race 1, Finished 2nd Race 2 37 car field
  • Formula 2000 Final Points Standings 5th despite missing 50% of season b/c of age.
  • 2012 – Class KF3 driver for Energy Kart Italy in the CIK-FIA Karting Championships
  • Finished 5th in both world championship finals out of 120 racers between 13-16 years old
  • Competed in England, France, Italy, Belgium and Germany
  • Ranked 6th overall in the final CIA-FIA European karting championship standings
  • United States Rotax Junior Champion. Dominated w Pole, won all 3 heats, Pre-Final and FINAL
  • Led all Rotax National races by 8 seconds at mid point of each race. Was never passed

2012

  • Karting in Rotax US Nationals, Rotax Northeast Series and SKUSA (Supercarts USA)
  • U.S. Rotax National Points Champion in the Junior Division
  • Qualified for Karting Rotax World Championships in Portugal in December 2012

2011

  • US National Karting Points Champion in Rotax Junior Division
    WSK Mini 60 – 8th overall

2010

  • Florida International Winter Tour Iame Junior Race Champion at age 11
  • Florida International Tour Rotax Junior
  • British Super One Series Cadet & Formula Kart Series Cadet
  • Became the 1st American to win a Super ONE race in the UK and recorded 12 podiums
  • Competed in the UK as an “arrive and drive” competitor with no practice or testing

2009

  • Florida International Winter Tour Cadet National Champion – 1st back-to-back Cadet Champion
  • Posted 6 race wins and 4 pole positions
  • Stars Florida Cadet National Race Champion (21 National wins / 37 podiums)
  • WKA HPV (4 national wins/38 kart grid avg) / WKA Cadet 3 (3 national wins/48 kart grid avg)

Up Close with Santino…

  • What do you hope to accomplish in racing?
  • “I want to prove that Americans can drive in F1. I want to win an F1 world championship…and race NASCAR with Tony Stewart Racing.”
     

  • Favorite quote or motivational saying:
  • “I don’t know driving in another way which isn’t risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others.” – Ayrton Senna
     

  • Who is your racing hero and why?
  • “Dan Wheldon because of the way he drove on the racetrack and his humble nature off the track.”
     

  • You can invite 5 people to dinner. Famous or not famous. Living or dead. Fictional or real.
    Who would those 5 people be?
  • “Dan Wheldon, Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga, Tony Stewart and Dad.”

    Santino Ferucci