Wyatt Gooden (born October 10, 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American racing driver who competes in the F2000 Championship Series with Quantum Racing Services. In 2009 he became the first person in the United States to win a fully funded ride in a professional auto racing series by winning an online racing video game tournament. Later success in online racing took him to New York City and Germany to compete against the best in the world [1]


Through a partnership with iRacing and Volkswagen of America, Wyatt competed in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series on a funded scholarship worth $45,000. Having achieved 2 victories during the season, Wyatt won Rookie of the Year.


Midway through the year, Honda's diversity program provided Wyatt with the opportunity to drive an open wheel car. His open wheel debut took place at the 2011 Formula F Championship Series Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course event, where he won both races. A month later, after having only competed in two open wheel races, Wyatt became the first African American to be selected for the 2011 Team USA Scholarship, becoming a finalist. In October of 2011, Wyatt competed in two more Formula F series events at Watkins Glen International, winning both races and earning the title as #1 Ranked Formula Ford driver in 2011 by, after having only competed in 4 of the 10 races on the season.


Wyatt competed in the F2000 Championship Series with Quantum Racing Services. After 28 races, Wyatt is second in the points standings with two wins and eleven podium finishes.


  1. Wyatt Gooden Bio. Wyatt Gooden Racing. Retrieved on July 5, 2012.

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