Tõnis Kasemets

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Tõnis Kasemets
Nationality Estonia Estonian
Born (1974-03-17) March 17, 1974 (age 43)
Pärnu, Estonia
Champ Car career
5 races run over 1 year
Team(s) Rocketsports Racing
Best finish 19th - 2006
First race 2006 Grand Prix of Portland (Portland)
Last race 2006 Grand Prix of Road America (Road America)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0

Tõnis Kasemets (born March 17, 1974 in Pärnu, Estonia) is an Estonian racing driver and a former competitor in the CART Champ Car World Series.

Career[edit]

Kasemets emigrated to the United States in 1995 and began SCCA racing. He advanced through the open wheel ranks and by 2004 was in the Toyota Atlantic series. In 2005 he placed second in the series championship to Charles Zwolsman. He participated in a partial 2006 schedule in the Champ Car World Series for Paul Gentilozzi's Rocketsports Racing.

To participate in Champ Car in 2006 he had to gather funds for a quarter of the participation costs. Kasemets wanted to do a full season of Champ Car in 2007 and in the future he wants to own a successful team à la Newman-Haas and Forsythe.[1] However, he has not appeared in a Champ Car or IndyCar Series race since 2006. He continued racing in the Atlantic Championship until its closure after the 2009 season and made his Firestone Indy Lights debut on the Streets of Long Beach in April 2010.

Kasemets has competed in some Grand Am Road Racing events, including the 2013 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

He currently lives in Mundelein, Illinois with his son and daughter.

Racing record[edit]

SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1999 Mid-Ohio Carbir Ford Formula Continental 23 6 DNF
2000 Mid-Ohio Mygale 99 Ford Formula Continental 1 2 Running
2003 Mid-Ohio Swift 008.a Toyota 4AGE Formula Atlantic 20 8 Running
2005 Mid-Ohio Alfa Romeo GT Lite DNS 7 DNS
2007 Heartland Park Swift 014.a Toyota 4AGE Formula Atlantic 2 2 Running
2008 Heartland Park Vestal 09F Ford Kent Formula Ford 2 2 Running

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Atlantic Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
2004 Brooks Associates Racing LBH
Ret
MTY MIL POR1
11
POR2
12
CLE
9
TOR VAN ROA
5
DEN MTL LS
5
13th 81
2005 Team Tonis LBH
Ret
MTY
2
POR1
1
POR2
1
CLE1
2
CLE2
4
TOR
8
EDM
5
SJO
Ret
DEN
8
ROA
1
MTL
2
2nd 289
2007 Newman Wachs Racing LVG LBH HOU POR1 POR2 CLE MTT TOR EDM1 EDM2 SJO ROA
17
29th 4
2008 Genoa Racing LBH LS MTT EDM1 EDM2 ROA1
3
ROA2
3
TRR NJ UTA ATL 21st 51
2009 Polestar Motor Racing SEB
7
NJ1
6
NJ2
7
LIM
5
ACC1
5
ACC2
3
MDO
Ret
TRR
4
MOS
6
ATL
Ret
LS
4
5th 103
Genoa Racing UTA
5
2012 K-Hill Motorsports ATL1 ATL2 NJ1 NJ2 SUM1
1
SUM2
6
9th 87
2015 K-Hill Motorsports PBI
1
ATL ATL WGL WGL VIR VIR MDO MDO PIT PIT NJMP NJMP PIT
10
PIT
1
18th 53

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2010 Team PBIR STP ALA LBH
6
INDY IOW WGL 18th 56
Andersen Racing TOR
6
EDM MDO SNM CHI KTY HMS
2011 Team Moore Racing STP ALA LBH INDY MIL IOW TOR EDM1 EDM2 TRO NHM BAL
8
KTY LVS 27th 24

Champ Car[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2006 Rocketsports Racing LBH HOU MTY MIL POR
16
CLE
12
TOR
15
EDM
11
SJO DEN MTL ROA
17
SRF MXC 19th 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tõnis Kasemets kavatseb Champ Cari sarjas jätkata". October 17, 2006. Retrieved October 17, 2006. 

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