Date of Birth: November 19, 1990
Hometown: Pinellas Park, Florida
Firestone Indy Lights – 1 start (Long Beach)
Star Mazda Drivers Championship – 3rd Place
Star Mazda Team Champions – Team Pelfrey
Series high seven podium finishes (including four 2nd place finishes)
Skip Barber National Championship 6th place – 1 win (Road Atlanta)
Star Mazda Drivers Championship – 15th place (partial season)
Quarter Master Clutches “Clutch Performer Award” winner
Skip Barber Summer Race Series Champion and “Rookie of the Year” – 11 wins in 14 races
1995 – 2008
Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out winner TAG – Florida Karting Championship Series – Champion Florida Karting Championshp Series – Yamaha Jr. Sportsman Champion Tri City Kart Club – Champion, Yamaha Jr. Sportsman Tri City Kart Club – Champion, Yamaha Jr. Super Can
Nick Andries is an athletic, intelligent and focused racer who has become one of America’s best young talents in professional open-wheel racing. With a goal of becomng the next American IZOD IndyCar Series Champion, Andries made the move from a successful karting career to race cars when he earned a scholarship to race at the Skip Barber Racing School. Making the most of the opportunity, Andries scored 11 victories and 14 podium finishes in 14 races to earn both the Skip Barber Summer Race Series Championship and “Rookie of the Year” Honors.
In 2010, Nick stepped up to the Skip Barber National Championship, splitting time with a partial schedule in the Star Mazda Championship. Andries finished 6th in the Skip Barber National with six Top 5’s, 13 Top 10’s anda victory at the season finale at Road Atlanta. In Star Mazda competition, Andries captured four Top 10’s and was awarded the “Clutch Performer of the Year” Award for the most positions improved in the second half of the season.
In 2011, Nick finished his first full season in Star Mazda; taking a season-high seven podium finishes (including four second-place finishes), two fastest races laps and a pole to claim third in the Driver’s Championship while helping Team Pelfrey secure the Team Championship in its first season of operation.