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Clark Toppe

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Clark Toppe

From my early years I have always been drawn to racing. My father was a tremendous race fan and then began to race with Skip Barber. At 7 I would be on the radio with him during races. I began racing karts, winning several races, and then moved into Skip Barber. In 2017 I'll be beginning my fifth year of professional racing.

Reaching out to receive sponsorship and achieving such is difficult these days. The driver must have responsibility, creativity, luck, resources, a business-to-business point of view and must be a knowledgeable, fast driver. Drivers do not usually have all of these traits down pat. To be a successful race car driver I must always work to make my weaknesses strengths and improve upon each of these characteristics.

  • Team:JDC MotorSports
  • Series and Car Number: IMSA Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires #10
  • Birthdate: 9-9-97
  • Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
  • Residence: The Woodlands, TX
  • Nationality: American
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Height/Weight: 175 lbs / 6’6”
  • Racing hero: Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna and Kimi Raikonnen
  • Pre-race ritual I always step in from the left side of the car and put my right glove on first.

Racing Resume
  • 2016 Mazda Prototype Lites Champion - 1st overall in points - 12 podiums out of 14 races, 1st or 2nd place
  • Porsche Young Driver Academy - October 2015 - One of four drivers chosen from North America to attend this prestigious two day school at Barber Motorsports Park
  • Competed in the 2015 IMSA Cooper Tire Prototype Lites series - 2nd overall in points - 3 wins and 9 podiums
  • Competed in the 2014 Cooper Tire USF 2000 series - 8th overall in points
  • Competed in the Pro Mazda series in the Grand Prix of Houston, placing 6th - June 2014
  • 2014 Cooper Tires USF 2000 Winterfest at NOLA and Barber - one 1st place podium finish and 5th overall in points
  • October 2013 - Competed in the SCCA Charge of the Headlight Brigade 13 Hour Endurance Race at VIR finishing 2nd in class
  • Competed in the 2013 Cooper Tires USF 2000 series
  • July 2013- Two podiums at Lime Rock in the Pro SCCA World Challenge Series
  • USF 2000 Winter Fest in Sebring and West Palm Beach
  • Skip Barber Winter Series - 7 podium finishes
  • Signed with JDC Motorsports in January 2013 for the USF2000 series
  • Skip Barber Championship shootout - December 2012
  • Skip Barber Summer Series 2012 – 9th Overall
  • Skip Barber Karting Shootout - November 2011
  • Skip Barber 3 Day School – June 2011
  • Rotax Nationals 2011 @ Miller Motor Sports Park – July 2011
  • Pan Am Series 2011- 4th in points
  • Twice recognized as Top 10 USA karter by eKartingnews
  • Top 10 in Rotax Jr. National points - 2011
  • Southwest Regional Cup 2011 - Rotax Jr. Champion
  • SuperNationals 2010 – 13th in S5
  • Pan Am Series 2010 – 6th overall in Rotax Jr.
  • Southwest Regional Cup 2010 – Rotax Jr. 3rd Overall