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USF Pierson

Josh Pierson

#24 Pabst Racing

 

Birthdate: February 14, 2006
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Residence: Wilsonville, Oregon
Twitter: @jpiersonracing
Facebook: John Pierson Racing
YouTube: John Pierson Racing
Instagram: @josh_pierson_racing
Team Website: PabstRacing.com

 

Sponsors:

 

TransUnion / iovation

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight: 5’5” / 109 lbs.

Education: High school freshman

Hobbies: Fishing, snowboarding, and SIM time - especially against fellow racers

Local ties:: My love for racing started as a toddler watching my dad race at PIR (Portland International Raceway) in Portland, Oregon

Favorite Food: Tacos

Best meal I can cook by myself: Breakfast, specifically scrambled eggs, toast and bacon or lunch/dinner a bean dip casserole

Pet peeve: People jamming their bags next to my helmet bag in the overhead bins on airplanes

An interesting note about me: I started racing go-karts at age two and a half

Racing goal: To drive in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and be a professional race car driver

Racing heroes: Ayrton Senna and Charles Leclerc

Career results:

2020

  • Finished 20th in his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season (despite being eligible for points in less than half of the races), earning top-10 finishes in two of three races at New Jersey Motorsports Park

2019

  • Competed with Team USA at the Rotax Grand Finals in Italy
  • Earned the Rotax Grand Nationals Championship (Utah), the IKF Grand Nationals Championship (in both KA100 Junior and LO206 Junior), the CalSpeed Karting LA Championship (for both KA100 Junior and X30 Junior) and the Pro-kart Championship (for both KA100 Junior and X30 Junior
  • Finished third in the SKUSA Pro-Tour in X30 Junior 

2018

  • Earned the CANAM Karting Challenge Champion in X30 Junior and vice-championship in LO206 Junior 

2017

  • Competed with Team USA at the Rotax Grand Finals in Portugal in Mini Max (qualified P2)
  • Earned the Rotax mini-max Grand Nationals Championship (New Jersey), the CANAM Karting Challenge Championship (in Mini-Swift and LO206 Junior) and the San Zaru Games Karting Championship in Mini-Swift (Sonoma)

2016

  • Earned the Florida Winter Tour Micro Max Championship
  • Finished second in the US Open Place (New Orleans) in Micro Max 
  • Finished third in the US Open Micro Max (Utah) and in the Rotax Grand Nationals (Sonoma)

2015

  • Won the CANAM Karting Challenge Championship in Micro Max
  • Finished second in the US Open Micro Max (Colorado) and in the Rotax Challenge of the America’s Micro Max
  • Finished third in the US Open Micro Max (Las Vegas)

2014

  • Won the CANAM Karting Challenge Championship in Micro Max
  • Finished second in the Rotax US Grand Nationals Micro Max (Utah)