Alec has a strong racing heritage stretching back 4 generations. The love of racing came at a young age for Alec as he was drawn to anything with a motor that he could ride or drive. His passion for racing began when his Grandfather bought Alec his first Go-Kart for his 5th birthday. Since then, he has never looked back. Racing Go-Karts regionally since he was 5 years old, Alec began competing at the National level when he was 8 years old in series such as Stars of Karting, Skusa Pro-Kart challenge, Rotax Pan-Am and SWRC. In December of 2009 Alec traveled to Egypt to represent the United States at the Rotax Max World Finals. Alec competed in the Rock Island Gran Prix winning both Rotax and Tag Junior. At the end of the 2010 season Alec placed 3rd in the Rotax Pan-Am national points championship earning a spot on the 2010 United States World Finals team.
In November of 2009 Alec began driving a Spec Miata in the North American Sportscar Association, NASA pro Spec Miata Challenge program. Alec tested an open wheel Formula Enterprise in November of 2010, and was invited to the 2010 Skip Barber Karting Shootout. Alec also tested the Momentum Race Group Grand-Am Camaro, in early January 2011, and turned excellent lap times the very first time in the car. More recently Alec has been competing in the MSR Houston Spec “Pinata” challenge. He is currently running the NASA National series, and had a strong performance in January finishing 1st out of 34 at MSR Houston. Alec has always dreamed of running 24 hours of Daytona. His favorite driver is racing legend, Mark Donohue, the winner of the 1972 Indianapolis 500, and the first IROC Racing series Champion. Alec looks up to Donohue because he ran in both open and closed wheel racing, as Alec aspires to do some day.
Alec’s interests in racing are not just limited to driving. Alec has worked for Kart Nation’s Stuart Robinson (kartnationatmsrhouston.com) for the past two years, instructing all different types of students from up and coming Karters, to enthusiasts who want to extend their karting and driving skills. Alec also started tuning go-karts to expand his knowledge of how and why things work on both go-karts and cars. Alec especially likes working with the young karters and hopes to be a positive role model.
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Alec resides in The Woodlands, Texas with his parents and older sister. He is currently enrolled in The John Cooper Academic prep school and maintains Honor roll status. Alec has many interests besides racing. He likes playing the guitar, singing, and had a lead roll in his school’s musical in the spring of 2010. He also enjoys the visual arts and is currently taking a sculpture class at his high school. In addition Alec is a member of the Varsity cross country and track teams competing in the 400m, 800m, and 1600m events. Alec volunteers on the worksite for his school’s Habitat for Humanity house which is currently being built in Conroe Texas. In his spare time you can find Alec cruising around the Woodlands on his longboard.