“I love to drive;
there is no other agenda.”

Max Root

About Max Root


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 launched his road racing career competing in the 2017 Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA. He 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 finished his rookie season as runner-up for the Diamond Class Championship.

Max was awarded the prestigious 2018 IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship, recognizing his exceptional race results. Max signed with Wright Motorsports to compete in the 2018 IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Series. The eight-weekend, 16-round season begins at Sebring International Raceway on March 14-17 as part of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and runs through October 10-13 at Road Atlanta and the Motul Petit Le Mans weekend.

Max’s additional interests include rally driving, drifting, UTV, motocross, shooting and mountain biking.


2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Barber Motorsports Park



TO Apr 22

2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course



TO May 06

2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Watkins Glen International



TO Jul 01

2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Road America



TO Aug 05

2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Virginia International Raceway



TO Aug 19

2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Sonoma Raceway



TO Sep 16

2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Road Atlanta



TO Oct 13


Root Podiums for 4th Time in 4 Weeks of Racing

Max Root Receives 2018 IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship

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Root Takes Debut Victory in Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA Opener

Pirelli GT3

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Porsche Motorsports Weekly Event Notes: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cube Towing

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Porsche Pirelli Gt3 Cup Trophy Race 6

Cam Auto Mag

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10373 Roselle St. Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92121