Benjamin H. Waddell

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Ben is a 22-year-old aspiring American open-wheel race car driver living just outside of Denver, Colorado.

Ben is a second-generation racer.  His father and coach, Barry Waddell, was a successful road racer in both sports cars and open-wheel cars for more than 25 years.  In addition to the experience, training and insight he gains from his father; Ben utilizes today’s simulator technology namely with iRacing.com.  His extensivesimulator training has given Ben a strong familiarity with some of the great American racecourses and speedways that he will be competing on. 

Ben graduated High School in 2014 with two clear goals: get his college degree and pursue his dream of developing a professional driving career.  In addition to racing, he is working on his marketing and communications degree in Denver.

Supported by his family, friends and community, Ben is laser-focused on his goal of becoming a professional racecar driver and one day competing in the Indianapolis 500.


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2015

Ben competed in 16 races, landed 6 podiums and finished in the top 5 at 10 races. He claimed his first win and the fastest lap at Laguna Seca in August.

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2016

Ben took first place at the first ever Lucas Oil Racing School Series.

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2017

Competed in the F4 US Championship
Competed in various SCCA & NASA Endurance events


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Barry Waddell, Father & Coach

His father and coach, Barry Waddell, was a successful road racer in both sports cars and open-wheel cars for more than 25 years.

He currently serves as a professional driving coach.  His resume includes: RuSPORT, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, Michael Shank Racing and Target Ganassi Racing. His guidance and experience has helped Ben learn and perfect his race craft.


 
 
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Justin "Badass" Wilson

1978 - 2015