One of the most watched young race car drivers today, Robert Megennis moves up in 2022 to the top step of the prestigious IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as pilot of the #39 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 car for CarBahn with Peregrine Racing. With a deep appreciation for wheel to wheel racing, world-class racing drivers, and iconic tracks, Megennis brings his past experience to his first full season in sports cars.
Having collected over 25 podium finishes over his six years of professional racing in single-seaters, sports cars, and prototypes, Megennis most recently competed in the Indy Lights Championship with Andretti Autosport in 2019 and 2021. His two-year tenure included a win at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway and pole position at the Freedom 100.
With the cancellation of the Indy Lights season in 2020 due to the Covid-19 epidemic, Megennis turned his attention to endurance racing. Broadening his previous open wheel experience, he contested two rounds of the European Le Mans Series as well as the Intercontinental GT Challenge Indianapolis 8 Hour with Acura/HPD. In 2021, Megennis joined Vasser Sullivan Lexus for the four iconic endurance races of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup and wrapped up the season with a third place finish at the season finale Motul Petit Le Mans.
For the last five years, Robert has partnered exclusively with technology companies, including his 2022 sponsors Optimizely, DataRobot, Palantir, and SailPoint.
When he’s not on the track, Megennis serves as an ambassador for Starlight Children’s Foundation, meeting with children with extended hospital stays and fundraising for a variety of their programs. He is also an advisor to West Point/Purdue University as they compete to build an autonomous version of his race car. Residing in New York City, Megennis is currently pursuing a BA in Philosophy at Fordham University.