Robert Megennis

Robert Megennis


 

Twitter: @robertmegennis

Instagram: @robertmegennis

DOB: March 5th, 2000

Hometown: New York, New York

Team: Andretti Autosport


HOBBIES: Philosophy (my major), dirt-biking, my Golden Retriever, Bertie, iRacing CHARITY SUPPORT/WORK: Starlight Children’s Foundation RACING GOAL: To win the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500 RACING HEROES: Nigel Mansell, Scott Dixon and Anders Krohn ONE PERSON I WOULD HAVE MOST LIKED TO MEET: Mahatma Gandhi FITNESS: Weight training, cardio and whatever my trainer at Sportslab tells me to do FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH: Soccer (Newscastle United), football (Giants and Bills), and supercross FAVORITE SPORTS TO PLAY: Fencing, dirt-biking, table tennis and squash TALENTS I WISH I HAD: To play an instrument and speak a foreign language fluently FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT: New countries and cities, museums, England BUCKET LIST ITEMS: Travel through Europe and Asia SUPERSTITIONS: I always get in the race car from the right-hand side PET PEEVES: People who use the wrong versions of your and there INTERESTING NOTE: I was ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. in saber fencing, and I’ve never spent a day in school.

RACING HISTORY | 2019: Finished fifth in his rookie Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season with six podium finishes, two pole positions (including the Freedom 100) and a victory in the INDYCAR Grand Prix. 2018: Finished fifth in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with six podium finishes… earned a top-10 finish in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 series with eight top-10s in 16 races. 2017: Finished sixth in his sophomore Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season… took the first victory of the year at St. Petersburg, Fla. from pole position, his first win in the series… earned eight top-seven finishes in 16 races… made his Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires debut at the Watkins Glen season finale… made his debut in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 series, racing in the Middle East and India, with six top-10 finishes in 12 races. 2016: Finished sixth in his first Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season… earned Rookie of the Year honors and the season-long Tilton Hard Charger Award… was the top American in points with two podiums (including a third-place finish at his first race in St. Petersburg) and 12 top-eight tallies. 2015: Finished eighth in the F1600 Championship Series in his first year of racing cars driving for Team Pelfrey with eight podiums, one pole position and two fastest laps. 2014: Won the Northeast Rotax MAX Challenge series by 70 points, with podium finishes in all 11 races… contested the Rotax Pan American Challenge, the Florida Winter Tour and the U.S. Grand Nationals… completed a one-day Skip Barber class at Lime Rock and a three-day class at Road Atlanta. 2013: Finished second in the Northeast Rotax MAX Challenge series. 2012: Finished second in the Oakland Valley Race Park Rotax Junior Club championship. 2011: Began racing Rotax junior karts. 2009-2010: Began karting at indoor tracks in New York.