TONIS KASEMETS BIO
Tonis is a three-time winner in the Atlantics last year, finished second in the championship, won twice at Portland and won at Road America, a proven young driver.
For 2008 Kasemets will be driving in the Grand Am Series DP category for RVO Motorsports.
2005 Kasemets, the first Estonian-born Toyota Atlantic driver, returned to the Atlantic series after an impressive rookie campaign. Competed in a full-season entry for Dan Cobb Racing/Team Tonis. Earned his first victory in the first race of Portland’s Atlantic doubleheader, backed it up by winning the pole position for the second race that weekend, and again took the victory. Earned the pole position in Cleveland and finished second. Earned his third pole of the season in Road America, and backed that up with a win. Gave a chase at the championship, but wound up second at the last event in Montrel to secure a second-place finish in the championship standings. With three wins, three poles, and six podiums, he finished with 289 points and was awarded the Ohlins Shock Technician of the Year award for his hard work on his car that season.
2004 Kasemets joined the Atlantic series and made six starts for Brooks Associates Racing. He improved his finishing position at every race and earned top-five finishes at both Road America and Laguna Seca.
2003 Finished fourth in the U.S. Formula Ford Zetec Championship for the second consecutive season. Earned a victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and had a total of five podium results in 12 starts. Best start was second, which he achieved twice in separate events at Mid-Ohio.
2002 Finished a career-best fourth in the U.S. Formula Ford Zetec Championship. Earned a victory at Mid-Ohio and had a total of five podium finishes and eight top-six results in 14 starts.
2001 Finished 10th in points in his first full season of competition in the U.S. Formula Ford Zetec Championship. Led the series with three victories (at Mid-Ohio and back-to-back events at Road America) and earned four pole positions (at Homestead-Miami Speedway, two races at Mid-Ohio, and Road America).
2000 Made his U.S. Formula Ford Zetec Championship debut in a doubleheader weekend at Road America, scoring a best result of 11th in the second event. Won SCCA Club Racing U.S. National Championship with a victory in the Valvoline Runoffs.
2000/1998 Competed in SCCA Club Racing events, winning 14 times and finishing on the podium a total of 21 times in 24 races.
1995 Competed in Formula Opel Lotus series and was named Estonian “Best Racer”.
1994 First year of racing cars. Competed in Formula Opel Lotus series.
1993 Earned second consecutive Baltic States Kart Racing championship.
1992 Won Balic Series States Kart Racing Championship