On The Track

Tyler O'Connor

Asphalt

Tyler O'Connor

New Hartford, CT

I got my start racing indoor karts, winning the 2013 Ironman championship at a local track. From there I attended a Skip Barber three day school at Lime Rock Park, and then a two day advanced course at Laguna Seca. These schools were a prerequisite for the Skip Barber Academy Shootout in February of 2017. In my first attempt at the shootout I scored more points than any other driver, but was awarded second place after an ill-timed mechanical failure in the final.
Undeterred, I signed on to the Lucas Oil School of Racing Series for 2017. It was a great learning experience and I ended the year with a four race podium streak to finish third in the championship. I also had the opportunity to compete in a single F4 U.S. championship weekend at VIR, winning a pole and scoring points with a sixth place finish. For 2018 I will be competing in the F1600 Championship Series with K-Hill Motorsports. During my first test weekend in the car I set an SCCA track record at NJMP in the FF class; breaking the previous record by nearly a second. I would be honored to represent Champion during my 2018 season.