David Malukas

Driver #18 Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports Honda

Birthdate: September 27, 2001
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Residence: Chicago, IL

OFF TRACK

HOBBIES: Mountain/trail-biking, video games and cooking. I also watch a lot of The Orville and Game of Thrones.

LOCAL RACE TRACK TIES: My dad used to race at Road America

RACING GOAL: To race in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES or Formula 1 RACING HERO: Michael Schumacher

ONE PERSON I WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Elon Musk

FITNESS: Light weight training and lots of cardio like running, Jiu Jitsu, striking and mountain biking to help with reaction time and endurance

FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH: UFC and NHL hockey; favorite team is Chicago Blackhawks

FAVORITE SPORTS TO PLAY: Jiu-Jitsu, mountain/trail-biking and boxing

TALENT I WISH I HAD: Snowboarding FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT: Starbucks, New York, Downtown Chicago and Miami

BUCKET LIST ITEMS: Skydiving, bungee-jumping, own a Tesla Roadster, go into space, and visit Bora Bora

PET PEEVES OR FEARS: Spiders, deep water and loud chewing

INTERESTING NOTE: I used to play soccer, football, wrestling, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu and skiing before I started racing.

RACING HISTORY

2021: Finished second in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, with seven wins, seven poles and a series-leading 16 podiums in 20 races… set two new track records, at St. Pete (qualifying) and Detroit (race).

2020: Following the enforced hiatus of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires due to the global pandemic, finished second in the Formula Regional Americas Championship powered by Honda with two wins, 15 podiums, one pole, one fastest race lap and top-five finishes in all of the 17 races.

2019: Finished sixth in his rookie Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season with podium finishes at Circuit of The Americas and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, and six top-five drives.

2018: Finished fourth in his rookie Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season, with three victories and three pole positions… set two new series track records.

2017: Finished 10th in his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season, despite contesting only nine of the 14 races… in his second series weekend at Road America, scored a pole and a season-high second-place finish… went on to earn five top-10 finishes… earned a Tilton Hard Charger Award at Mid-Ohio… also competed in the Formula 4 ADAC series in Germany with a best finish of fifth at Oschersleben.

2016: Won the X30 Junior Europa (karting) Championship… competed in the FIA-CIK European Championship in OK Junior, and in the World Championship in OK… finished ninth in the Florida Winter Tour in Rotax Senior.

2015: Won the X30 Junior IAME (karting) International Final… finished fourth in the Florida Winter Tour in Junior ROK… finished fourth in the Rotax Grand Nationals USA in Junior Max… finished fourth in the SKUSA Super Nationals TaG Junior.

2014: Won the SKUSA TaG Junior Championship, the Florida Winter Tour TaG Junior Championship, the USPKS Pro Leopard Junior Championship and finished second in the SKUSA SuperNationals TaG Junior class.

2013: Won the Rotax Grand Finals Mini Max Championship and the Rotax Summer Shootout Mini Max title… earned 10 victories in the WKA National Finals… earned four USPKS Finals wins.

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