Jay Howard, the twenty-six year old champion of the 2006 Indy Pro Series (IPS), has just signed a deal to drive for Roth Racing for the 2008 Indy Racing League (IRL) season. The IRL is best know for hosting the largest racing event in the world, the Indianapolis 500.
born in Basildon, England,
was racing mini karts on dirt tracks in
1997 – TKM British Open Winner
1998 – ICA Championship Driver for Terry Fullerton
2000 - Third Place, British Formula A Open
United Kingdom Renault Winter Series Winner, BRDC Rising Star Honors
After moving to the
In 2006, Jay added even more accolades to his resume
by becoming the Champion of the IPS and Rookie of the Year by scoring the top
points earned in the Series with 2
starts in the Pole Position, 2 Wins, 8 finishes in the Top 5, and 11 finishes
in the Top 10 with 11 starts and 11 finishes. Jay’s stats for 2007 in the IPS
are just as impressive with 2 starts in the Pole Position, 2 Wins, 8 finishes
in the Top 5, and 13 finishes in the Top 10 with 14 starts and 13 finishes.
To date, the strikingly handsome driver, with the British accent and iconic hair holds a record of over 100 wins (21 consecutive) and 50 pole positions.
Jay’s passion for the sport doesn’t end at the track, he also gives back to the community, donating his time at a camp teaching young racing drivers of the future the basics of kart racing.