Motorsports enthusiast Rodin Younessi has raced motorcycles and cars since an early age, putting aside his legal career to pursue world-class competitions. Since taking on racing professionally, he’s assembled his own team to compete in renowned tournaments such as the Firestone Indy Lights series.
Rodin Younessi has raced for decades, beginning with motorcycles and leading up to F1 and other prototype vehicles for high-performance races. He’s competed internationally in many respected tournaments and was the first American ever to drive the McLaren 12C GT3 during the Blancpain Endurance Series.
Rodin’s always had a knack for racing and transformed his passion for motorsports into reality early on, even becoming an owner to high-volume Harley-Davidson and Lamborghini dealerships along the way.
In his pursuit to race professionally, Rodin Younessi secured his own team (called Younessi Racing) and entered some of the world’s most highly-anticipated racing competitions. Younessi and his team competed in the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Blancpain Endurance, and the IndyCar series to name a few. In 2011, the team made their racing debut in the Cooper Tires U.S. F2000 Championship Powered by Mazda before prepping for the Indy series.
“We have been testing at various tracks for the last few months in preparation for the season, and I have been on a very strict regimen to be in shape for this physically demanding challenge,” Rodin Younessi said before his team competed in the IndyCar race. “Of course, competing at this level is not easy and I take this opportunity extremely seriously, hence why we have been working diligently during the off-season to create a small pool of talented professionals in order to create a well-balanced team.”
Younessi Racing initially had a rocky start after debuting in the U.S. F2000 National Championship National Class in association with JDC Motorsports but powered through with a new and improved lineup for future races.
“We know that we can be successful against the veteran larger teams,” Rodin Younessi said. “We have assembled a very talented and dedicated group of professionals to compete, and I remain enthusiastic about Younessi Racing’s future.”
Younessi made plenty of headlines in his own solo races but aimed for grander competitions and recognition under Younessi Racing. When discussing his intentions for the team, Younessi expressed enthusiasm for a grand plan that included distinction on an international scale:
“Our goal is to have a dynamic team with cross-platform compatibility to be able to compete at races and series that are rewarding competitively and popular with a large fan base,” Younessi said. “Our sponsors certainly have a vested interest in exposure in the popular and well-received competitions with a high level of viewing audience. I am very excited about the plans for our future.”