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Zachary Claman De Melo
Zachary  Claman
Belardi Auto Racing
13 Canada Road To Indy Graduate
Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires
Zachary Claman De Melo
rank
3
Career stats
Road To Indy
Total Poles
1
Race Wins
2
Birthday
Apr 20, 1998
Hometown
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Residence
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

HOBBIES: Boxing, hockey and PlayStation

LOCAL RACE TRACK TIES: Toronto, because I have a lot of family and friends who live there

CHARITY SUPPORT/WORK: MKC Foundation for Alzheimers

RACING GOAL: To win and make money

RACING HERO: Mike Wilson

PEOPLE I WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Mike Tyson, Tiger Woods and Pastor Maldonado FITNESS: Boxing, swimming, gym

FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH: UFC (Conor McGregor) and NHL hockey (Washington Capitals)

FAVORITE SPORTS TO PLAY: Boxing and hockey

FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT: New York, Los Angeles, Florida

UNUSUAL ROUTINES: I always wipe my feet on the ground before getting in my car

BUCKET LIST ITEMS: Swim with sharks, do a fight in the UFC

FEARS OR PET PEEVES: Bad drivers on the road and people who drive slow in the left lane

INTERESTING NOTE: I've taken part in an amateur boxing match.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 NTT IndyCar Series 9 0 0 0 0 7 7
2017 NTT IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 10 0 0 0 0 7 8
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2019 Indy Lights 4 1 1 2 4 35 3
2017 Indy Lights 16 1 0 7 14 16 15
2016 Indy Lights 18 0 0 3 9 0 14

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 12, 2016 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
June 25, 2017 (Road America)

NTT IndyCar Series

  • 2018
    • Competed in nine NTT IndyCar Series races with a best finish of 12th on the Indianapolis Grand Prix road course.
    • Set fastest race lap at Barber Motorsports Park.
  • 2017
    • Made Verizon IndyCar Series debut at Sonoma Raceway with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Zachary's Road to Indy

  • 2017
    • Finished fifth in points in Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship, with one win and seven top-5 finishes in 16 races.
    • Scored first win in Indy Lights at Road America
    • Raced in his first Rolex 24 at Daytona, finishing 13th in the GT Daytona class.
  • 2016
    • Finished ninth in his rookie Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires campaign with three top-five finishes including a season-high fourth place at Road America
    • Posted posted fastest race laps at the Indianapolis Grand Prix circuit and Road America
    • Finished 11th in the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in the Senior class and finished second in the SKUSA SuperNationals in X30 Senior
  • 2015
    • Won two of four races in the Skip Barber Winter Series, with one pole position
    • Competed in several Formula Renault 2.0 Alps, Eurocup and NEC races, all with Fortec Motorsports
    • Finished second in the Rotax Senior Canadian National Karting Championship
    • Contested the Senior Rotax Max Wintercup
    • Won eight of eight MSV F3 Cup Invitational class races, with four pole positions
  • 2014
    • Won the Senior Rotax Canadian and the Eastern Canadian Senior Karting Championship
    • Finished third in the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain
    • Placed third in the MRP Motorsport Rotax Senior Florida Winter Tour
    • Won the Russell Karting Formula TaG Senior Florida Winter Tour
    • Finished eighth in the Rotax Senior Euro Challenge
  • 2013
    • Won the Senior Rotax Canadian and the Eastern Canadian Senior Karting Championship
    • Competed in the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, held in New Orleans
    • Contested the KF2 South Garda Winter Cup and the WSK Super Master Series
  • 2012
    • Won the Eastern Canadian Junior Karting Championship
    • Competed in the Trofeo Andrea Margutti, the WSF Euro Series, the Rotax Junior Florida Winter Tour, the WSF Master Series, the WSK Final Cup, the Coupe de Quebec, the SKUSA SuperNationals (Junior) and the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals (Junior) in Portugal.
  • 2011
    • Won the Eastern Canadian Junior Karting Championship
    • Competed in the SKUSA SuperNationals (Junior) and the Rotax Max Junior Euro Challenge
  • 2010
    • Won the Rotax Canadian National and Eastern Canadian Mini Max Karting Championship
    • Finished second in the Coupe de Quebec (Mini Max)
    • Finished eighth in the SKUSA SuperNationals (TaG Junior)
    • Competed in the Rotax Mini Max Florida Winter Tour
  • 2009
    • Competed in the Rotax Canadian Karting Championship (Mini Max), the Coupe de Quebec, the Coupe de Montreal and the Rotax Florida Winter Tour (Micro Max)
Bellardi Auto Racing

Belardi Auto Racing is owned by Brian Belardi, a former collegiate football player who has focused his competitive juices into auto racing.  Located  near Indianapolis, the Belardi team campaigns cars in the Indy Lights and USF2000 National Championship in support of the Mazda Road to Indy development ladder system.

Belardi is a tough competitor. A former defensive back at the University of Colorado, he had his eyes set on a NFL career before being sidelined with injuries, Belardi understands what it takes to compete at the highest levels of sports.  As a former driver, Belardi also understands the specific needs of racer that is in pursuit of a championship.

 

Team Website belardiautoracing.com