Roger Yasukawa

IndyCar Series
IndyCar Driver

Birthdate: October 10, 1977
Birthplace: California, USA
Height: 171cm
Weight 68kg

Roger Yasukawa was born in USA, but grew up in Japan and Italy.  His father, being involved in Formula 1, made Roger get acquainted to the racing community.  In 1990, Roger raced in both USA and Italy in the Kart Championship.  He became the Formula Dodge Western Series Champion in 1998.  Rookie of the Year of the Barber Dodge Pro Series in 1999.

In 2003, he becomes a full time IRL IndyCar Series driver. His passion towards American Style Racing is a strong one.  Continues as a IndyCar driver with two Top 10 finishes in the Indy 500. Becomes the Asian Driver to race in the Indy 500 the most.

Roger also started to Daytona 24 Hours race, as well as is coaching at the Skip Barber Driving School and a personal coach for a Ferrari Challenge Cup racer.

Roger Yasukawa Official Blog (Bilingual)

Career Profile

1990-1992 Start Kart Racing in USA. 1991 California Junior Champion
1993-1996 Kart Racing in Italy.  1996 Centro Assistenza Champion
1997 Formula Vauxhall Junior Series
1998 Formula Dodge Western Series Champion (10 wins in 11 races)
1999 Barber Dodge Pro Series:  Ranking 9th, Rookie-of-the-Year
2000 Barber Dodge Pro Series:  Ranking 7th
2001 Barber Dodge Pro Series:  Ranking 4th (1 win)
2002 Toyota Atlantic Series:  Ranking 10th (1 win)
2003 IRL IndyCar Series: Ranking 12th
2004 IRL IndyCar Series:  Indy 500 & Indy Japan
2005 IRL IndyCar Series: Ranking 17th
2006 IRL IndyCar Series: Indy 500
2007 Rolex 24 at Daytona: 6th
IRL IndyCar Series: Indy 500
2008 IRL IndyCar Series: Indy 500 & Indy Japan
2009 IRL IndyCar Series: Indy Japan

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