“I love to drive;
there is no other agenda.”
Max Root began nurturing his need for speed at an early age with a burning passion for motocross, racing at notable Southern Californian MX tracks such as Glen Helen Raceway, Barona Oaks MX, Pala Raceway, Starwest Motocross Park and Cahuilla Creek Motocross. He then transitioned to high-performance off-road UTV’s where he honed his driving skills while navigating the deserts of Southern California.
His curiosity for competing caused him to evaluate the Motorsport landscape, and he quickly realized the growth potential in racing sports cars. He embarked upon the transition to road courses through his coaches and instructors at Skip Barber Racing School at Laguna Seca. Through this testing and racing in an open wheel platform, he realized his skills could translate into some of the more challenging rear-engine race cars.
In 2017, Max joined GT Technik — the international modern motorsports program that runs in amateur and pro level racing series around the world — a team led by Fabryce Kutyba, to race in the 2017 Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA. Max exceeded all expectations by winning the opening round of the 2017 Pirelli cup at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willow, California, topping a 31-car field in his very first professional sports car race.
Max’s additional interests include rally driving, drifting, UTV, motocross, shooting and mountain biking.