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Tanner DeFabis (R)

#9 Jay Howard Driver Development


Birthdate: September 8, 2005
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Residence: Avon, Indiana
Twitter/X: @DeFabisRacing
Instagram: @tannerdefabis
Facebook: Tanner DeFabis Racing




Destination Athlete

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight: 6’0” / 170 lbs.

Education: High School

Hobbies: Video games, cooking, photography, drawing, football

Race Track Ties: I was born in Indianapolis and go to the Indy 500 every year

Favorite sports to watch: Football (Indianapolis Colts), baseball (Chicago Cubs), basketball (Indiana Pacers)

Favorite sports to play: Football and basketball

Best meal I can cook by myself:  Wings

Talent I wish I had: I wish I could do a double backflip

Bucket list: Become an INDYCAR driver, visit Italy and Japan

The one person I would most like to meet and why: Pato O'Ward, I want to ask him how he prepares for races

Racing goal: Indy 500 winner

Racing hero: Michael Schumacher

Interesting notes about me: I'm Champion 2 in Rocket League

Career results:


  • Competed in the F4 United States Championship powered by Honda, claiming a pair of top-10 finishes
  • Tested a USF2000 Presented by Cooper Tires Tatuus at several venues, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course


  • Won the New Castle Motorsports Park (NCMP) X-30 (karting) Championship with six wins, six pole positions and 11 podium finishes during the 14-race season


  • Competed in X-30 karting events at New Castle Motorsports Park


  • No racing due to the pandemic


  • K1 Karting League champion


  • Finished third in the K1 Karting League Championship