Can you keep up with teen racecar driver Luca Forgeois? This extraordinary young champion is on his way to becoming the face of inspiration for young people everywhere, from America’s top speedways to the streets of New York City and beyond.
As a child growing up with ADHD, Luca found himself up against a unique set of challenges, and with the help of teachers and family, found his own way to navigate everyday social and academic trials. His hard work paid off, garnering him a seat in one of NYC’s most prestigious schools, Bay Ridge Prep, from which he graduated with honors in 2013. By the age of 13, Forgeois found a passion in race car driving, thriving on the sport’s high-octane excitement, while reveling in the rewards of practice, dedication and motivation.
His first big win came in 2008, when he was named champion of the Florida Winter Tour Rotax Junior kart races. The following year, in 2009, Forgeois took the wins at the WKA Yamaha Can and HPV Light, FWT Rotax Junior and FWT Formula Junior Tag races. In 2010, Forgeois graduated to Senior FWT Rotax champion, and was also crowned Supernats Senior champion. In 2011, Forgeois raced to his biggest win yet, National Class Champion at the USF2000.
When he’s not zooming around the tracks, Forgeois is making the rounds in his home city of New York, acting as a role model for teens, advocating the benefits of a fit and healthy lifestyle, joining forces with great sponsors like E Factor and Clarkson, and enjoying facetime at red carpet and charity events around town. Currently, Forgeois has set his sights on his greatest challenge to date: securing a coveted spot in the 2015 IndyCar Indy Lights 500.
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TEAM: Team E Racing
RESIDES: New York City
OCCUPATION: Race car driver and student
EDUCATION: Current Senior at Bay Ridge Prep
PERSONAL:I am a hard working guy who is willing to push myself to my limit and put in as much work as necessary to reach my goals and to become the best I can be in the sport of race-car driving.
FITNESS: I train six days a week. I do strength training Monday through Friday with long distance runs between 6 to 12 miles on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. I additionally do stamina and coordination training on Saturdays with a day of resting on Sunday.
HOBBIES: I enjoy playing soccer, working out, and getting into philosophical arguments with friends. There is no better excursive of the mind.
RACING GOAL:To make a living off of my passion and become a race car driver worth remembering in the history of the sport.
RACING CAREER: When I was thirteen I started go-karting which peaked my interest in racecar driving.
2011: National Class USF2000 Champion
2010: FWT Rotax Senior, Supernats senior
2009: WKA yamaha can-and HPV light, FWT Rotax junior, FWT Formula junior tag
2008: FWT Rotax Junior