DRIVERS

Dakota Dickerson

NWR / USF2000 / Car No. 36


Born: December 2, 1996
Nationality: American
Residence: San Diego, California

Personal

  • Sponsors: Mazda Motorsports, Team USA Scholarship, Skip Barber Racing School, Molecule Sports, Crow Enterprizes. Group 31 Supply, Shelter to Soldier.
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Favorite Drivers: Paul Newman, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Josef Newgarden
  • Favorite Activities: Spikeball, paintball, mountain biking, surfing, flying drones, trap shooting.
  • Favorite Foods: Sushi (California roll)
  • Favorite Movies: Cars 2, Split, Winning
  • Favorite Color: Soul Red
  • Wish List: Indy Car, Mazda MX-5 Cup - Pirelli World Challenge Anything with wheels!
  • Superstitions: Always enter race car from the left, Wear Justin Wilson edition USWAG socks on race day
  • Interesting Note: Dakota is 3rd generation racer with both his grandmother and father racing go-karts. He started racing go-karts at the age of six.

Career Highlights

  • Finished ninth in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda standings, with a season-high fourth-place finish at Toronto.
  • Finished second in the Rookie Championship.
  • Won the Skip Barber Championship Shootout, earning a $200,000 Mazda scholarship for the 2016 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda
  • Team USA Scholarship winner claiming a top-five finish at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, England
  • Fourth overall in the Skip Barber Summer Series with five wins and nine podiums
  • Multiple race winner in SCCA Spec (Mazda) Miata
  • Second place in the Skip Barber Karts to Cars Shootout
  • Inaugural winner of Bryan Herta Career Advancement Scholarship
  • Competed in two Skip Barber Winter Series race weekends with one win and four podiums.
  • Contested four races in the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas/Senior Rotax and two races in the SKUSA ProTour/TaG Senior.
  • Finished fifth overall in the SKUSA ProKart Challenge/TaG Senior.
  • Vice-champion – SKUSA PRO Tour Series
  • Fourth overall (out of 35+ competitors) – Challenge of the Americas
  • DRIVER CHAMPION – Gatorz Rotax Challenge
  • Seventh overall – Rotax Max Grand Nationals
  • Fifth overall – Challenge of the Americas
  • Western Regional Grand CHAMPION
  • DRIVER CHAMPION – Los Angeles Karting Club

Andre Castro

NWR / USF2000 / Car No. 37


Born: January 6, 1999
Nationality: American
Residence: New York City, New York

Personal

  • Languages spoken: English, Spanish
  • Favorite Drivers: James Hinchcliffe, Kyle Busch, Max Verstappen
  • Favorite Activities: Racing, karting, cycling, acting
  • Favorite Foods: Chocolate
  • Favorite Movies: 22 Jump Street
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Wish List: To be competitive from first USF2000 out, in St. Pete’s
  • Superstitions: Always race with 21$ in my pocket
  • Interesting Note: My favorite event I raced in, at SKUSA SuperNationals, I attend a school for gifted students

Career Highlights

  • Skip Barber Formula Championship Series - 3 wins, 6 poles, 10 podiums
  • Made top 6 finalists for Team USA Scholarship
  • Selected among 12 best young up-and-coming drivers in USA
  • 3rd place finish in Skip Barber Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout