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reece-ushijima

Reece Ushijima (R)

#6 Jay Howard Driver Development

 

Birthdate: January 13, 2003
Hometown: Laguna Hills, California
Residence: Scottsdale, Arizona
Website: reeceushijima.com
Twitter: @reeceushijima
Facebook: Reece Ushijima
Instagram: @reeceushijima

 

Sponsors:

 

Susquehanna


Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English and some Japanese

Height/weight: 6'0" / 160 lbs.

Education: One year at Oxford Brookes University

Hobbies: Racing, basketball, music, fashion

Favorite sports to watch: Basketball (Golden State Warriors), football (San Francisco Giants and Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in Japan)

Favorite sports to play: Basketball (although I'm not good)

Interesting note about me: My parents are champion golfers but I can’t hit the ball straight

Bucket list items/racing goals: Drive an F1 car, win Le Mans and win the Indianapolis 500

Favorite food: Japanese, Korean and Mexican

Guilty food pleasure: Cheesecake

Best meal I can cook by myself: Chicken, rice and broccoli (standard athlete fare)

Racing hero:  I have always looked up to athletes in other sports rather than someone I might compete against one day

Career results:

2022

  • Competed in the FIA Formula 3 Championship as a rookie, claiming one podium finish and five top-10s

2021

  • Finished 4th in the GB3 Championship (formerly British F3) with two wins, four additional podium finishes and three pole positions
  • Finished 12th in the Formula Regional Asian Championship Certified by FIA, scoring 11 top-10 finishes and taking top rookie honors in three races

2020

  • Finished 11th in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, his first maiden season of car racing, with two podium finishes
  • Finished seventh in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 in India with two fastest race laps

2017-2019

  • Began his karting career in Japan, then competed both in the UK and Europe from 2018
  • Highlights included a second-place finish in the 2019 AKOC Asia Championship and third in the IAME Asia Final, both in X30 Senior.