BIRTHDATE: AUGUST 7, 2004
WEIGHT: 135 LBS
HOMETOWN: PACIFICA, CA
William began his racing career at age 10 driving a small gas powered kart on an indoor kart track in the Bay Area. Driving for the first time on that indoor race track, he fell in love with being behind the wheel. In pursuit of this new found passion, he started racing karts on larger outdoor tracks in an old Birel chassis from 2008 with a Comer-80 in the Junior 1-2 Cycle class. At this point he had never actually raced, just a lot of seat time, but in his very first ever race, William qualified on the pole position and finished 2nd place in the final race. That season he went on to win multiple races and finished on the podium 9 times out of 11 races.
In his second season he started racing in the Rotax mini category at the Sonoma kart track. His first race in that class was also his first rain race, and he managed to pull off a win against some of the top drivers in the region. William decided to work with SpeedSense Motorsports, a known racing team, for his third season and has been racing karts with Austin Elliot and his team ever since. William collected 3 podiums and a second place in the Junior ROK championship in his first season with SpeedSense. In his fourth season William dominated the ROK Sonoma Junior series with 5 wins in 8 races for his first championship win.
William was Only 14 years old when he started his 5th season, but he cliched the Challenge of the Americas Junior ROK title winning the final two races at Sonoma, securing a spot in the ROK Superfinal in Italy. There he showed surprising pace, often in the top 20 of over 130 junior drivers from around the world. Although making many great passes during the heat races, luck was not in his favor, and a couple mechanical issues put him out of the main race.
During his 5th season as a rookie Senior ROK driver at Sonoma, he won the ROK Sonoma Senior championship and a ticket to ROK the Rio in Las Vegas. There he finished 11th, coming back from 18th in the main event. From then on he started gaining recognition as one of the top racing drivers on the west coast.
At 15 years old, having only seen a handful of days testing, William started off the 2020 season as a rookie shifter kart driver by coming in second place in the first race at Challenge of the Americas in Tucson. He later received an incredible opportunity being chosen as the VMB Driver Development Scholarship F4 driver for World Speed Motorsports, sponsored by Chegg® and the VMB Driver Development Academy. As a rookie F4 race car driver, during his third race in the #36 car, he won at Laguna Seca, and went on to win his 5th race as well.
William, “My goal is to be the best, whether it’s in an Indy Car, Formula 1 car or a GT car, I want to show everyone that I am the best driver in whatever situation I am put in.”
When he's not racing, William enjoys coaching drivers at the track, and as a known driver, providing chassis tuning feedback for chassis developers. He stays physically and mentality fit by skateboarding at the Pacifica skatepark, practicing judo at Cahill’s Judo Academy, and playing video games with his friends and fellow racers.
2020 RACE CAR: 2017 LIGIER JS F4
CAREER STARTS: 20
PODIUM FINISHES: 8
RACE WINS: 3
2020 FORMULA PRO USA F4 WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP - 2ND
2019 NASA NORCAL TEEN MAZDA CHALLENGE - BEST FINISH 4TH
2020 KART: EXPRIT SHIFTER
CAREER STARTS: 82
PODIUM FINISHES: 38
RACE WINS: 22
2019 CHALLENGE OF THE AMERICAS, JUNIOR ROK - CHAMPION
2019 SANZARU GAMES CHAMPIONSHIP, SENIOR ROK - CHAMPION
2018 SANZARU GAMES CHAMPIONSHIP, JUNIOR ROK - CHAMPION
2017 SANZARU GAMES CHAMPIONSHIP, JUNIOR ROK - 2ND
2015 PRAIRIE CITY CLUB, JR1-2 CYCLE - 2ND
2015 GOLD RUSH, JR1-2 CYCLE - 3RD
2020 VMB Driver Development Scholarship Recipient
2019 Golf for Go-Karts Sponsorship Recipiant
2019 ROK Sonoma Cup/Sanzaru Karting Championships Rising Star Award
2019 SCCA Racing School Driver of the Weekend
2018 ROK Sonoma Cup/Sanzaru Karting Championships Junior Driver of the Year
2015 Joey Hand Most Improved Junior Driver Award