Stephen Simpson

Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa // Resides: Indianapolis, In USA

Key Facts

  • Double Karting Champion in South Africa
  • Won the South African Formula Ford Championship at age 16
  • Moved to the UK to start his own race team at age 17
  • South African Formula Ford Champion 2000
  • First professional race deal at 18 for the Benetton Junior Team
  • Runner-up 2003 British Formula Renault Championship
  • Raced for South Africa in the 2005 A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport
  • 2005 A1 Grand Prix Rookie of the Year Award
  • Over 70 race wins and multiple special awards to his name
  • 3rd Place Podium finish in the 24 hours of Daytona 2015
  • 1st Place PC Class finish in the prestigious 24 hours of Daytona 2016
  • 1st Place PC Class finish in 2016 Grand Prix of Long Beach
  • 3rd Place PC Class finish at 2016 Petit Le Mans
  • 2016 3rd place in the PC Class of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Drivers Championship
  • 2017 2nd place overall finish at the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen
  • 2017 2nd place overall finish at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

International Race Career

  • South African & British Formula Ford Championship
  • Europe & Italian Formula Renault 2.0 Championship
  • British Formula Renault 2.0 Championship
  • A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport
  • Formula Atlantic
  • Indy Lights
  • American Le Mans Series in the LMP1 Class & European Le Mans Series
  • Porsche International Trophy Cup
  • Tudor United Sports Car Championship
  • Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (official driver for MINI USA)

Early Success

Stephen’s professional motor racing career has taken him all over the world. After winning the South African Formula Ford Championship at the age of 16 years old, he then packed his bags and moved to the UK to further his career. In the years to come, Stephen would live in Italy for a year and race all over Europe. His first professional job as a race car driver came when he was selected to race for South Africa in A1 Grand Prix, the World Cup of Motorsport. This took him all over the world competing professionally.

Moving to America

In 2006 Stephen made the move to America. This proved to be a great move for Stephen. He competed in the Formula Atlantic Championship before switching to race full time in the Indy Lights Series. During this time he race at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway on both the Oval and the Road Course configurations. In 2009 Stephen switched gears and move into Sports Car racing for the first time competing in the ALMS and European LMS in an LMP1 Prototype Sports Car.

Back with Avengence

After a challenging few years without any driving, Stephen was back in a full time race seat in 2014 driving for JDC Miller Motorsport in the Tudor United Sport Car Championship. A highlight of the season was a 3rd place finish at Road America. In 2015, Stephen raced in selected races in the Tudor United Sports Car Championship and finished 3rd at the Daytona 24 Hours, 2nd at Detroit and had a Pole Position at Lime Rock. During 2015, Stephen was also a race driver for LAP Motorsport, the official team of MINI USA.

Motivational Speaker & Brand Ambassador

Stephen’s career is exciting, interesting and does not follow your typical career path. Fueled by the passion Stephen has for Motorsport and the determination to achieve his goals and aspirations, the story of his journey is inspirational and motivating. Stephen shares his story during speaking engagements throughout the course of the year.

Marketing Partners

Stephen understands the business side of Motorsport and has been successful in putting together various sponsorship deals over the years. These partnerships have been successful because of the exceptional value, out-the-box thinking and professional representation Stephen provides.

  • Lionsport Racing
  • OMP
  • Antistatic Design
  • Bell

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Whether you are you are looking for an exciting way to promote your brand in motorsport or need someone to help you navigate the difficult road of professional racing, Stephen can help.

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