Vancouver B.C. native David Rutledge began his racing career
in 1993, winning several karting championships in 1994 and
1995. He graduated to cars in 1996 at the Bridgestone Racing
School, simultaneously working in the mechanic's program and
winning the school championship with a record ten wins, seven
second-place finishes and three thirds in 21 races.
He moved up to F2000 in 1997, scoring one win, two second-place
finishes, two fifth-pace finishes and a sixth. At the end
of the season, he ran the final three KOOL/Toyota Atlantic
events, qualifying sixth in his first-ever Atlantic race at
In 1998, he became the youngest full-time driver in the Atlantic
series, finishing in the top ten six times and finishing ninth
overall in the series championship. In 1999, he ran eleven
of twelve races, scoring his first podium finish on the oval
at Gateway and finishing in the top ten seven times. He again
finished ninth overall in the series championship.
Rutledge began his first year as a Lynx Racing driver and
his third year of full-time Toyota Atlantic racing in 2000.
He won from the pole at Montreal in 2000, and finished 7th
in the championship. In 2002, his second year as a Lynx driver,
he won three races - all from the pole (Long Beach, Montreal
for the second time, and Toronto). He finished second in the
championship and was member of CART's All-American Team.
He was recently awarded Canada's 'Queen's Medal' for his achievements
in motorsports. He is currently working on a sponsorship
program that will allow him to run the Canadian rounds of
the 2003 Bridgestone Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford.
You can get the latest information on David by visiting his
web site at www.davidrutledge.com.
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