Will Rodgers is a 24-year old professional race car driver with multiple wins in several disciples focused on a developmental program to attain a full-time career in NASCAR’s highest level of competition. Rodgers is emerging as a top prospect in the current list of Who’s Who among young American racers who have been included as a member of the 2018-2019 NASCAR Next Program.
Born in Hawaii in 1994, Rodgers was introduced to go-kart racing at the age of eight. Within 18 months he was the reigning Hawaii state champ and track record holder on Maui. After his family moved to the Mainland, Rodgers garnered karting sponsorships and raced successfully for several years in California. Rodgers then followed his heart and switched to motocross racing, once again becoming a Regional Champion. At age 17, Rodgers became a successful Action Sports Cinematographer, earning enough money to purchase an off-road race car, which he drove to a West Coast Championship. Rodgers’ work and racing evolved into racing sports cars where he became the 2015 Mazda Sports Car Champion.
Rodgers competed in the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and finished fifth overall in championship points with Jefferson Pitts Racing. He also entered and won two of the K&N Pro Series East road course races at Watkins Glen International, NY and N.J. Motorsports Park respectively. The other road course race on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series was at Sonoma, CA in which he finished second to NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Kevin Harvick.
Rodgers competed in the ARCA Racing Series with Ken Schrader Racing in 2018. Although entering only six races, he finished in the top ten four times. He also entered in all three road course races on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, winning at N.J. Motorsports Park and Sonoma, his biggest race win to date besting five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars, and finishing second at Watkins Glen.
Rodgers made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut July 2019 at Iowa Speedway with Virginia based Brandonbilt Motorsports, posting a 28-finish. The road racer has two additional Xfinity races on the schedule with Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Roval.
Rodgers is truly a self-made racer and shining star of the American motorsports landscape, making him an excellent Brand Ambassador for current partners KELLY Benefit Strategies and Hercules Tires in his off-road efforts. He has a rare gift of combining his on-track performance with both the business aspect and the fan side of motorsports.
Born: October 8, 1994, Maui, Hawaii (only Hawaiian-born stock car driver)
Resides: Solvang, CA & Huntersville, NC
Fun Fact: Fan of James Bond films
PREVIOUS RACE HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: 2004 – 2017
Sportsman-Driver Achievement NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (first-ever unanimous vote)
Fifth in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West with 2 wins, 11 top fives, 14 top tens and one pole at Sonoma Raceway
2nd place in UTV Best of the Desert World Championship
Win and Pole position NASCA Spec Miata race, Sonoma
Tested NASCAR Euro Series, Milan, Italy
Pirelli World Challenge, TCB Class – most wins (6), poles and fast laps
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut 8th place finish
Champion, Southern Pacific Spec Miata NASA
Nominated to 2015 Mazda Road to 24 Shootout
Third place, Lucas Oil Off Road Series Championship
Fifth place overall Teen Mazda Challenge West
Champion, UTV Monster Jam Stadium Series
Points holder 250 CC Motocross Southwest
FIA Silver License
Five-time motorsports champion
Wins in six different forms of motorsports in the U.S. and Canada
Record holder at six race venues
For more Information see: https://willrodgersracing.com