Connor is an 18-year-old American prodigy racecar driver who has his eyes set on becoming America’s next IZOD IndyCar Series champion. Through natural skill, hard work and determination, Connor has developed an extraordinarily diverse and championship winning resume; and has proven he has what it takes to be the first American Indianapolis 500 winner since Sam Hornish Jr. won in 2006.

Connor has been breaking records and winning championships at every level of his career since he started karting at the age of 5. By the time Connor was 14 years old, he had won 21 karting titles. In early 2008, Connor transitioned to cars and won his first season with a total of five wins in the Skip Barber West Coast Series. By 2009, Connor was back to breaking records by earning the most wins in a single season of the Skip Barber National Series and also became the youngest ever to win the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy race in Silverstone, England at 16 years old.

As a professional athlete, Connor has a rigorous, year-round cross fit training program that keeps him prepared to perform at the championship level he has grown accustomed to. Following his 2010 Star Mazda Championship Rookie of the Year honor, Connor is competing for the 2011 Star Mazda championship and working his way up to the coveted IZOD IndyCar Series.

Q & A

  1. What Are Risks:

    When someone is not 100% confident. Risks are being taken.

  2. Travel Can Be?

    Travel can be made fun and productive if you are proactive and involve yourself with the public.

  3. Drink:

    You can never go wrong with a glass of water.

  4. Items you can’t live without

    ipod, noise canceling headphones.

  5. Favorite Bands?

    Three Days Grace, U2, Jack Johnson, etc.

  6. Favorite Movie?


  7. When did you start racing?

    At the age of 5

  8. Who inspires you?

    Patrick Long, Ryan Hunter-Reay

  9. Oakley is?

    Family. Always supporting me to the fullest capacity.

Connor De Phillippi


Hard work leads to success. And success is the only option.

Date of Birth:
December 25, 1992
San Clemente, CA
PowerBalance, Justice Bros
Snowboarding, Beach Activities, Working Out

Career Highlights

    • 2005-2007 - Record Holder; 4-time SKUSA Super National Karting Champion
    • 2007 Team USA Member - Granja Viana 500
    • 2008 Skip Barber Western Regional Series Champion & Rookie of the Year
    • 2008 Skip Barber Scholarship Shootout Winner
    • 2009 Skip Barber National Series Champion
    • 2009 Champion - Legends Silver State Championship
    • 2009 Team USA Scholarship Winner
    • 2010 Star Mazda Rookie of the Year
    • 2011 Star Mazda - Season opener Winner, "Night Before the 500" Winner