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Nikita Johnson

#17 VRD Racing


Birthdate: May 25, 2008
Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Florida
Residence: Gulfport, Florida
Twitter: @NikitaJohnson77
Facebook: Nikita Johnson
Instagram: @Nikitaracing
YouTube: @Nikitaracing




Allen Exploration, LLC / Walker’s Cay / PSA Check / Tiger Precision Products

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight: 5'9" / 115 lbs.

Education: Currently in 9th Grade

Hobbies: Spear fishing, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, working out, wake boarding, wake surfing

Favorite sports to watch: Hockey, Tampa Bay Lighting

Favorite sports to play: Rock climbing

Interesting note about me: Animal lover

Charities: PSA Check, my Dad's prostate cancer charity

Bucket list items: Win the Rolex 24 At Daytona and a Rolex watch

Favorite food: Ceviche

Guilty food pleasure: Cheeseburger

Best meal I can cook by myself: Pasta Bolognese

Racing goal: Be the next American in F1

Racing hero: Max Verstappen 

Career results:


  • Finished third in the inaugural USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires title-chase with three wins, seven additional podium finishes and two pole positions
  • Contested a partial season in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, qualifying among the top four in seven of eight starts and earning a best finish of second at Portland
  • USF Juniors YACademy Winter Series Champion, winning four of six races


  • Legends Road Course World Champion
  • Finished third in the Legends National Dirt Oval Championship
  • won the F4 Homestead YACademy Race
  • Claimed unofficial F3 and Indy Pro track records at Homestead


  • Finished second overall in the Legends National Championship Dirt Oval
  • Set the overall Legends track record at 3/8-mile Lincoln Speedway (PA)  


  • Won the Ocala Gran Prix Junior Championship and a paid university scholarship


  • Finished third at ROK the Rio in Mini
  • Finished third in the SKUSA SuperNationals in Mini and many podiums


  • Won the Florida Winter Tour Mini-ROK Okala Gran Prix
  • Finished seventh at the SKUSA Supernationals in Mini-IAME
  • Finished 11th at the ROK World Finals in Mini 


  • Won the National, Midwest and Florida Micro-ROK championships
  • Finished fourth in the SKUSA SuperNationals in Micro-IAME.