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Nikita Lastochkin

#8 Cape Motorsports


Birthdate: May 5, 1990
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Website: www.nikitagoesracing.com
Twitter: @nikitagoesracin
Facebook: Nikita Lastochkin
Team Website: CapeMotorsports.com




Russkaya Mekhanika

Nationality: Russian

Languages spoken: Russian and English

Height/weight:  5’8” / 150 lbs.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Management

Hobbies: Traveling, snowboarding, watching movies and independent cinema

Snapshot: Outside of racing I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I really love traveling and experiencing new cultures and cuisines. When I am by myself I try to read as much as I can, as well as playing an occasional Playstation game

Racing goal: To be the best driver I can be

Racing heroes: No heroes, just hard work and dedication

An interesting note about me: I started racing in Skip Barber in 2014, having no racing experience prior to that, go karting or otherwise

Career results:


  • Finished fifth in his rookie Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season with eight top-five finishes and two second-place drives at Road America, his first Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires podiums
  • Earned the Royal Purple “Slickest Pass” Award at the season-ending award banquet


  • Finished eighth in his sophomore Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season, with 11 Top-10 finishes and a season-high finish of fifth at Barber Motorsports Park


  • Finished eighth in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, with 13 Top-10 finishes and a season-high fifth-place finish in the finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  • Earned Tilton Hard Charger awards at NOLA, Barber Motorsports Park and Toronto


  • Won the Pacific F1600 championship with four wins and six podiums; claimed two pole positions and set track records at Buttonwillow Raceway and Seattle Pacific Raceway
  • Earned a sixth-place finish in the F1600 Championship Series with two podiums, one pole position and a lap record at Watkins Glen
  • Finished third in the Skip Barber Summer Series with three wins, six podiums and two pole positions


  • Finished second in the Skip Barber Winter Series with six wins, 14 podiums and a lap record at NOLA Motorsports Park
  • Recipient of the "Most Improved Driver" Award