Thomas Nepveu

Thomas Nepveu


 

Twitter: @ThomasNepveu

Instagram: @thomasnepveu

DOB: August 24, 2004

Hometown: Oka, QC, Canada

Team: DEForce Racing


HOBBIES: Skiing, golf, dirt bike and snowmobiling riding CHARITY WORK: Breakfast Club of Canada RACE TRACK TIES: Toronto is the closest race to my home fans and partners, with special events over the preceding week RACING GOAL: A solid ride with an INDYCAR team RACING HERO: Pato O'Ward and Oliver Askew who made it to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES through the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires program ONE PERSON I WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Max Verstappen as I admire his early career path in kart racing FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH: Hockey (le Canadien de Montréal) FAVORITE SPORT TO PLAY: Golf FITNESS: Race-specific skills: quickness and precision of movements and efficiency of eye muscles TALENT I WISH I HAD: Playing the guitar well FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT: Hawaii BUCKET LIST ITEMS: Sky diving, skiing in Utah INTERESTING NOTE: I am nicknamed “Roadrunner” because I was very quick when I was very young. I carry this sticker on all my helmets.

RACING HISTORY

2021: Finished eighth in his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season, and second in the Rookie of the Year standings… captured a victory at Road America and scored 10 top-10 finishes. 2020: Launched his car racing career by participating in two events of the Mexican FIA NACAM Formula 4 championship, claiming a win and two podium finishes on his debut at the Autodromo de Querétaro… also contested one weekend in the F4 United States Championship powered by Honda, earning a best finish of eighth… won a round of the ROK Fest East and finished sixth in the ROK Cup series in the ROK Senior class… claimed one pole position in three races at the ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour, finished sixth (with one podium) in the SKUSA Winter Series (with two pole positions) and finished eighth in the SKUSA Pro Tour series. 2019: Moved up to the Senior class and became Canadian champion and Canadian Shifter Open champion… also claimed two top-five finishes in the SKUSA Pro-Tour and qualified for the final race in the WSK Euro Series in Sarno, Italy. 2018: Began racing internationally, winning the US Open series, taking third in the ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour series, fourth in the Grand Finals of the Rotax Max Challenge, held in Brazil, 15th in the CIK-FIA World Championship OKJ (Sweden) and fifth in ROK the Rio (Las Vegas). 2017: Moved up to the Junior class (age 12-16), winning the second round of the ROK USA Florida Winter Tour and placing second in the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship.  2016: Joined a professional-level team, PSL Karting, to dominate the Eastern Canadian Championship with a perfect score of seven wins in seven races… won the Mini Swift Super Nationals, was runner-up in the Mini-Max class at the World Championship and a member of the Canadian kart team that won the World Team Championship (for the first time since 2007), competing against drivers from 54 countries. 2012-2015: Began competing on tracks in Quebec and Ontario in the Micro-Max class… progressed to the national level and then to the United States before stepping up to the Mini Max class, earning multiple victories along the way.