18-year-old Kyle Weatherman has turned a lot of heads in his short time in ARCA, and certainly back in May of 2015 at New Jersey Motorsports Park where he earned his career-first win in his first road course attempt driving for Cunningham Motorsports. Weatherman also sewed up the 2015 Short Track Challenge championship presented by Protect Plus following his runner-up finish at DuQuoin Labor Day 2015 and earned the 2015 SCOTT Rookie of the Year title.
In fact ever since Weatherman first showed up on the ARCA tour in 2013 at 15 years old, he’s been a continual newsmaker, finishing 4th in his series debut at Salem. After another 4th place finish at Winchester, late in the ’13 season (he turned 16 in August of ‘13) he earned back-to-back runner-up finishes at Iowa and Salem.
He also came out solid in 2014, driving the Roulo Brother Racing Ford, with 6 top-10 finishes in 8 starts, including finishes of 4th at Berlin, 7th at Madison, 8th at Kentucky in his superspeedway debut, 9th in his first dirt track start at DuQuoin, 10th at Salem and 10th at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Weatherman switched from Roulo Brothers Racing to Cunningham Motorsports for the 2015 season, starting the year out with back to back 5th place finishes at Mobile and Nashville, prior to four runner-up finishes at Salem, Iowa, Springfield, DuQuoin and Kansas. He also finished 4th at Winchester, 5th at Toledo, 7th at Lucas Oil, 7th at Kentucky, and won at New Jersey. He also earned three Menards Pole Awards presented by Ansell at Nashville, Iowa and Lucas Oil Raceway in 2015. He also added another pole in 2016 at Pocono.
Weatherman competed in 15 of 20 races in 2016, finishing a career-best 7th in national championship standings. After running the first eight races of the season for Lira Motorsports, Weatherman switched to Mason Mitchell Motorsports just in time for Madison and finished second after leading 109 laps, more than any other in the field. After two stints with Mason Mitchell Motorsports - he also finished 3rd at Winchester - Weatheran got back in the family-owned car No. 10 at Pocono where he won the Menards Pole and finished fifth in the race. Weatherman also finished 3rd in season-opening Daytona ARCA 200 and third at Toledo. He also finished fourth at Chicagoland, seventh at New Jersey and ninth at Iowa.
In 43 career ARCA starts overall, Weatherman has 22 top-five finishes, 32 top-10s and has led 597 laps in 19 races. He's also won four Menards Pole presented by Ansell. Kyle is also a four time national champion in the USLCI Legends Car Series with over 190 victories. Kyle is also the youngest IMCA Modified winner where he claimed two national victories when he was only 13 years-old.
CAREER ARCA RACING SERIES STATS KYLE WEATHERMAN YEAR STARTS WINS TOP-5 TOP-10 LAPS-LED RACES-LED POLES 2013 5 0 4 4 91 3 0 2014 8 0 1 6 0 0 0 2015 15 1 10 13 319 10 3 2016 15 0 7 9 137 4 1 Totals 43 1 22 32 547 17 4
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, being on the water
Favorite Movie: The Longest Yard
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Racing Memory: Walking in the go-kart shop and buying our first go-kart
Kyle Weatherman was one of the most interesting stories on tour in 2016. The Wentzville, Missouri driver utilized three different teams to achieve his seventh-place status in national championship driver points, despite not competing in both dirt races.
Hometown: Wentzville, MO
DOB: Aug 28, 1997