Colin began his racing career in unique fashion, making a late jump into the world of racing at age 15. Without any kart racing experience, Colin started out in the SCCA, racing in the Spec Racer Ford Gen 3 Series. With his unconventional training ground proving efficient, Colin quickly made the step up to the professional ranks on the Road To Indy in 2017, taking part in the USF2000 Championship. 2022 marks Colin’s sixth season racing at a professional level, competing in his third year of Indy Pro 2000, the second rung on the Road To Indy Ladder. Rejoining Pabst Racing for the fourth season in succession, Colin and the team will build on what they accomplished in previous seasons and continue to push forward on the path of ultimately reaching Indy Car and the Indy 500.
Join Colin Kaminsky as he makes his mark in the INDY NXT By Firestone series in 2023, with upgraded cars and a winning team.
2023 marks Colin Kaminsky’s first crack at the INDY NXT By Firestone series. Formerly known as Indy Lights since 1991, the series has an enriched history of catapulting drivers’ careers to the next level into the IndyCar Series. It has been proven time and time again; if you succeed in this series, you will punch your ticket to your starting position on the Indianapolis 500 grid.
The Dallara-built INDY NXT By Firestone car features more of everything compared to Kaminsky’s previous seasons on the Road To Indy. 500 horsepower, a turbocharged engine, bigger tires, heavier downforce, and the speed, well, you can see that for yourself.
Kaminsky has teamed up with the Abel Motorsports crew for his rookie season, driving the #57 Slick Locks / Kaminsky Park entry. This is Abel Motorsports’ second season in the INDY NXT By Firestone Series, and they’re ready to build from their success last year with consistent Top 5 finishes.
Explore Colin Kaminsky's diverse pursuits, from racing and marketing expertise to his interests and experiences.
With a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh, Colin Kaminsky excelled as a two-sport athlete, doubling as a goalie for the Men's ACHA D1 Ice Hockey Team. Now that he is not taking pucks to the head, Kaminsky utilizes his knowledge to further market himself up to the IndyCar Series. Kaminsky’s newest pursuit outside of the racecar has been the creation of Kaminsky Park, a brand-new corporate outing facility serving the greater Indianapolis region. Developed in collaboration with his family, Kaminsky Park offers a unique destination for corporate events, outings, and activities.
Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Colin is a big fan of Chicagoan sports teams such as the Blackhawks, Cubs, and Bears. All disappoint him on a regular basis. He has since moved to Pittsburgh, PA, after his graduation from Pitt, soaking in the local yinzer lifestyle through Steelers tailgates, craft breweries, and confusing traffic patterns. Colin enjoys anything that involves competition, whether it’s ping pong or board games. He likes to drive cross country, play guitar, cook, and do anything that effectively makes him a jack of all trades, master of none.
Off the Track
Colin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at the University of Pittsburgh. During his time in college, Colin stayed active as a two-sport athlete, lacing up his skates and getting between the pipes as a goaltender for the University of Pittsburgh hockey team. To keep himself busy when he is not driving across the country for race weekends, Colin enjoys snowboarding, attempting to play the guitar, rooting for losing Chicago sports teams, and spending time with friends and family.
Driving for Pabst Racing, Colin earned three pole positions and six podiums to finish tied for 3rd in the 2019 USF2000 Championship standings.