Hunter McElrea

Hunter McElrea


Twitter: @huntermcelrea

Instagram: @huntermcelrea

DOB: November 21, 1999

Hometown: Gold Coast, Austrailia

Team: Pabst Racing

HOBBIES: Running, cycling, fitness, jet skiing, sim racing CHARITY SUPPORT/WORK: I am a sports ambassador for a Youth Health Safety Program called No 2nd Chance, which is about making smart decisions and living your dreams TALENT I WISH I HAD: To be able to fly RACING GOAL: Become an Indy 500 and NTT IndyCar Series Champion RACING HERO: Ayrton Senna ONE PERSON I WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: The boss of Red Bull FITNESS: Cardio, some strength and conditioning and neck exercises FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH: Any form of motorsports or watching the All Blacks (New Zealand Rugby team) FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT: Queenstown, New Zealand FAVORITE FOOD: Pasta; and burgers but my racing diet means I’m not allowed! PET PEEVES: When people are untidy INTERESTING NOTE: I have dual USA and New Zealand passports and citizenships.

RACING HISTORY | 2019: Finished second in his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season, only five points behind… earned four victories, five poles and a season-leading 12 podiums… helped his Pabst Racing team capture its third straight Team Champion title. 2018: Won the Mazda Road to Indy $200k Shootout, earning a scholarship into the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship… won the Australian Formula Ford Championship with a record-setting 13 wins, three pole positions and 16 podium finishes… also earned two wins in six Victorian Formula Ford Championship races and four wins in six New South Wales Formula Ford Championship races… set the quick time at both off-season USF2000 test sessions: the Chris Griffis Memorial Test at Indianapolis in September and Homestead in December. 2017: Finished fourth in the Australian Formula Ford Championship with two wins, two poles and nine podium finishes in 17 races… also competed in the Victorian Formula Ford Championship and the New South Wales Formula Ford Championship. 2016: Earned six wins in six races in the Queensland Formula Ford Championship… took six wins in eight races in the Queensland Formula Ford 1600 Series… also competed in 12 Australian Formula Ford Series races and three races of the Queensland Sports Car Championship. 2015: Earned a victory in his first car event, part of the the Queensland Formula Ford Championship, going on to take two victories and a pole position in three races.