Kent Vaccaro

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Beginning his motorsports career in 2007 at the age of five, Kent Vaccaro got behind the wheel of a Kid Kart for the very first time. Driving on the street in front of his home and at Airborne Speedway, a local half-mile stock car track in New York, the passion for speed was apparent early. Continuing to develop and hone his skills for the next three years, Kent participated in events in Vermont at the age of six before beginning his national travel at seven years of age.

Traveling up and down the East Coast of the United States, Vaccaro began to get more serious about his racing. Entering events in Vermont, New Hampshire, Florida and Quebec, Canada, the Burlington, Vermont native began to advance his way up the running order as he battled for race wins and podium results. Claiming his first karting championship in 2011 and adding additional titles in 2012 and 2013, Kent would have a year to remember in 2014 claiming the points championship in the Rotax Junior Sprint and Two-Cycle Sprint Championships in Loudon, New Hampshire but also garnering the Junior Enduro Light and Heavy Road Racing Championships in the World Karting Association.

Continuing his karting prowess in 2016 and 2017, adding numerous race wins and championships along the way, Kent began to make the transition from karts to cars. Competing in the Sports Car Club of America Spec Miata SM2 category to gain experience, Vaccaro entered the F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda in 2017 with Momentum Motorsports. Using the year to develop his craft in an open wheel car, Kent took part in the 18 race series that included the final round at the world-class facility of the Circuit of the Americas in front of the teams, drivers and spectators of the Formula One World Championship.

Fast forward to 2018, Kent has rejoined Momentum Motorsports and will enter the season as one of the favorites in the championship. With experience in the series and at a majority of the tracks, the multi-time karting champion will put his experience to work in his quest for race wins and podium results en route to the end of the year championship points battle.