Alex Figge

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Alex Figge
Alex Figge, LBGP 2013.jpeg
Nationality United States American
Born (1981-01-29) January 29, 1981 (age 33)
Davenport, Iowa, United States
2014 Pirelli World challenge
Debut season 2011
Current team KPAX Racing
Car no. 9
Engine 3.8-liter V8 twin turbo McLaren M838T
Wins 5
Poles 5
Best finish 1 in 2013
Previous series
US Formula Ford
Toyota Atlantics
American Le Mans Series
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2007 Champ Car World Series Season
American Le Mans Series
Pirelli World Challenge

Alex Figge (pronounced "figgy", born January 29, 1981) is an American race car driver born in Davenport, IA. He started racing professionally in the Star Mazda Championship, capturing one victory at Portland International Raceway in 2000 while driving for World Speed Motorsports.

He competed in the US Formula Ford 2000 championship in 2001, running with Lightspeed Motorsports and Cape Motorsports, then moved up to the Toyota Atlantic series where he finished 18th (partial season), 9th, and 7th in the standings during his three year stay from 2002 to 2004.

In 2005 he made 7 starts in the GT1 class of the American Le Mans Series where he earned one podium and six top five finishes with teammate Ryan Dalziel. In 2005, he also made his Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype class debut with Dalziel, where they earned a 6th place finish in their only race of the season.[1] In 2006 he drove a full Daytona Prototype schedule and earned 3 top-5 finishes and finished 16th in driver points for Pacific Coast Motorsports, which was owned by Tyler Tedevic, Shelly Tedevic and Tom Figge.[2]

On September 2, 2006, Pacific Coast Motorsports announced that it would enter two cars in the 2007 Champ Car World Series Season, one of which was driven by Alex with teammate Dalziel. The team struggled a bit with the new equipment and series but they were generally on race pace. Dalziel was let go from the team with two races remaining in the season. Figge's best finish was 8th place in the first race of the season at Las Vegas, which was fraught with attrition. Figge's struggles continued throughout the season, finishing towards the back of the field in most races.

With the early 2008 merger of Champ Car with the Indy Racing League, Figge left open wheel racing in the U.S and transitioned to Sports Cars by joining Tafel Racing's #73 Ferrari F430 team in the American Le Mans Series' GT2 class, co-driving with team owner Jim Tafel, earning two top-6 finishes.[3]

In 2011, Figge made his Pirelli World Challenge Debut as a Volvo Factory driver, signing for a partial season with KPAX Racing alongside co driver Randy Pobst. In his three seasons with K-PAX Racing, Figge has celebrated 5 pole positions, 5 wins, and 12 top-five finishes. In February 2014, K-PAX Racing announced the return of Alex Figge with the addition of new teammate Robert Thorne.[4] The Pirelli World Challenge team also announced the switch from racing Volvos to McLaren MP4-12Cs in the new season.

Motorsports Career Results[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Atlantic Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2002 World Speed Motorsports Mexico
MTY
11
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
MIL
6
United States
LS
13
United States
POR
Ret
United States
CHI
Ret
Canada
TOR
Ret
United States
CLE
Ret
Canada
TRR
11
United States
ROA
17
Canada
MTL
10
Canada
DEN
15
18th 30
2003 Pacific Coast Motorsports Mexico
MTY
6
United States
LBH
5
United States
MIL
7
United States
LS
5
United States
POR
7
United States
CLE
Ret
Canada
TOR
8
Canada
TRR
Ret
United States
MDO
8
Canada
MTL
8
United States
DEN
Ret
United States
MIA
8
9th 87
2004 Pacific Coast Motorsports United States
LBH
Ret
Mexico
MTY
1
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
POR1
6
United States
POR2
Ret
United States
CLE
7
Canada
TOR
7
Canada
VAN
5
United States
ROA
Ret
United States
DEN
8
Canada
MTL
3
United States
LS
4
7th 201

Champ Car[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2007 Pacific Coast Motorsports United States
LVS
8
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
HOU
INJ
United States
POR
16
United States
CLE
Ret
Canada
MTT
Ret
Canada
TOR
Ret
Canada
EDM
13
United States
SJO
Ret
United States
ROA
13
Belgium
ZOL
14
Netherlands
ASN
16
Australia
SRF
13
Mexico
MXC
11
17th 95

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2008 Pacific Coast Motorsports United States
HMS
United States
STP
Japan
MOT1
DNP
United States
LBH1
14
United States
KAN
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
TXS
United States
IOW
United States
RIR
United States
WGL
United States
NSH
Canada
MDO
Canada
EDM
United States
KTY
United States
SNM
United States
DET
United States
CHI
Australia
SRF2
NC
1 Run on same day.
2 Non-points-paying, exhibition race.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GRAND-AM Results, GRANDAM Road Racing
  2. ^ Pacific Coast Motorsports Website, Pacific Coast Motorsports,
  3. ^ Alex Figge to join Tafel Racing from Utah Grand Prix, Planet LeMans, May 1, 2008
  4. ^ K-PAX to Run McLaren MP4-12Cs in PWC, SportsCar 365, February 17, 2014

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