Jonathan Summerton

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Jonathan Summerton
Nationality United States American
Born (1988-04-21) April 21, 1988 (age 26)
Kissimmee, Florida
American LeMans Series
Years active 2012–2013
Teams Rahal Letterman Racing
BMW
Starts 4
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 3
Previous series
2009-2010
2008–2009
2006–2008
2006–2007
2004–2005
2004–2005
Indy Lights
Atlantic Championship
A1 Grand Prix
Formula Three Euro Series
Formula BMW USA
Formula BMW ADAC

Jonathan Summerton (born April 21, 1988 in Kissimmee, Florida) is an American race car driver.

Early Racing[edit]

He began racing karts at the age of 14 and by the end of the year had begun racing Skip Barber Series cars. In 2004 he began racing in Formula BMW USA and won the Formula BMW USA Scholarship to race in the international series the next year where he finished second at Spa-Francorchamps and finished 10th in the championship. In 2006 he competed in Formula Three Euro Series where he won the Hockenheim race and finished 9th in the championship.

A1 Grand Prix[edit]

In 2007 he made starts in the A1 Grand Prix series for A1 Team USA and took second in the feature race at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. For the rest of 2007 he drove a partial season in F3 EuroSeries in the debut of the new Volkswagen engine for RC Motorsport and tested a Champ Car Atlantic Series car for Derrick Walker. He has returned to A1 Team USA for the 2007–08 A1 Grand Prix season. Summerton captured A1 Team USA's first A1GP victory in the feature race at Shanghai.[1] The American team would eventually finish 12th in the championship, with Summerton finishing 2nd in the final sprint race of the campaign, at Brands Hatch.

Atlantics and Indy Lights[edit]

For the 2008 season, raced in the Atlantic Championship for Newman Wachs Racing winning two races and finishing 3rd in points. For the 2009 season he signed with RLR/Andersen Racing to race in the Firestone Indy Lights Series in addition to competing in Atlantics races with Genoa Racing. He later switched teams and returned to Newman Wachs Racing after Genoa shut down and finished in a first place tie to teammate John Edwards, but lost the tiebreaker. His Indy Lights season came to an end with a crash at the Milwaukee Mile and the team brought on pay drivers to complete the season in the #9 car. He finished second in his first Indy Lights start on the Streets of St. Petersburg and was in the top-five in the championship at the time of his departure, even leading the championship after the first three races of the season.[2] He made one start in 2010 for Walker Racing before being replaced by Dan Clarke.

Sports car racing[edit]

After two years on the sidelines, Summerton was signed to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring along with fellow BMW drivers Joey Hand and Dirk Müller in the GT class. They would win the event in their class and 18th overall. Summerton set fastest race laps at 2 events along with finishing at Petit LeMans 3rd place.[3]

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2006 ASL Mücke Motorsport Dallara F305/028 Mercedes HOC1
1

Ret
HOC1
2

11
LAU
1

4
LAU
2

7
OSC
1

17
OSC
2

Ret
BRH
1

12
BRH
2

10
NOR
1

3
NOR
2

13
NÜR
1

24
NÜR
2

16
ZAN
1

6
ZAN
2

17
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

Ret
BUG
1

2
BUG
2

4
HOC2
1

8
HOC2
2

1
9th 32
2007 RC Motorsport Dallara F306/028 Volkswagen HOC1
1
HOC1
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
MUG
1
MUG
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
NÜR
1

18
NÜR
2

15
CAT
1

16
CAT
2

Ret
NOG
1

14
NOG
2

12
HOC2
1
HOC2
2
NC† 0

† – As Summerton was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2006–07 USA NED
SPR

NED
FEA

CZE
SPR

CZE
FEA

BEI
SPR

BEI
FEA

MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

IDN
SPR

IDN
FEA

NZL
SPR

NZL
FEA

AUS
SPR

AUS
FEA

RSA
SPR

Ret
RSA
FEA

Ret
MEX
SPR

5
MEX
FEA

2
SHA
SPR

5
SHA
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

9
GBR
SPR

6
9th 42
2007–08 NED
SPR

NED
FEA

CZE
SPR

CZE
FEA

MYS
SPR

12
MYS
FEA

10
ZHU
SPR

12
ZHU
FEA

10
NZL
SPR

7
NZL
FEA

14
AUS
SPR

5
AUS
FEA

Ret
RSA
SPR

10
RSA
FEA

Ret
MEX
SPR

5
MEX
FEA

3
SHA
SPR

21
SHA
FEA

1
GBR
SPR

2
GBR
SPR

12
12th 56

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Atlantic Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2008 Newman Wachs Racing United States
LBH
4
United States
LS
6
Canada
MTT
12
Canada
EDM1
6
Canada
EDM2
1
United States
ROA1
Ret
United States
ROA2
1
Canada
TRR
2
United States
NJ
3
United States
UTA
2
United States
ATL
Ret
3rd 224
2009 Genoa Racing United States
SEB
3
United States
UTA
6
United States
NJ1
1
United States
NJ2
2
2nd 182
Newman Wachs Racing United States
LIM
4
United States
ACC1
2
United States
ACC2
Ret
United States
MDO
1
Canada
TRR
3
Canada
MOS
1
United States
ATL
1
United States
LS
2

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
2009 RLR/Andersen Racing United States
STP1
2
United States
STP2
4
United States
LBH
4
United States
KAN
7
United States
INDY
12
United States
MIL
16
United States
IOW
United States
WGL
Canada
TOR
Canada
EDM
United States
KTY
United States
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
United States
HMS
17th 162
2010 Walker Racing United States
STP
8
United States
ALA
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
IOW
United States
WGL
Canada
TOR
Canada
EDM
United States
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
United States
KTY
United States
HMS
28th 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Summerton Gives USA First Win, Racer Magazine, April 13, 2008
  2. ^ RLR/Anderson Racing Back in Indy Lights Points Lead, RLR/Andersen PR via Auto Racing Daily, April 28, 2009, Retrieved 2009-11-18
  3. ^ [1]

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