My name is Alex Berg. I am 16 years old, born and raised in Calgary, AB, Canada. I now live in Buford, Georgia.
My father, Allen Berg, raced in F1 in 1986, and made his career in racing. In all his lifetime, Allen has been involved with racing, and therefore ever since I was born, like father, like son, I have naturally always been surrounded by racing.
I speak 3 languages having gone to a French immersion school for 6 years. I speak English as my primary language with my father and speak Spanish with my mother.
In 2020, I was selected by eKartingNews.com as one of the 18 best kart racers in North America to participate in a Mazda Motorsports USA Factory Team Scholarship Shootout. The prize of being selected was to be a Mazda Motorsports USA Factory Team driver and to compete (2021) in the Mazda Spec MX-5 Challenge with the Mazda Factory Team.
Out of the 18 drivers, I earned 1 out of the 2 spots on the team and raced in last year’s Championship (2021) for the Mazda Motorsports USA Factory Team in the Spec MX-5 Challenge. Finishing 2nd in my championship, with 3 wins and 5 podiums!
I work just as hard off of the track as I do on the track. Throughout my short time in car racing, I’ve been able to create various business partnerships, including Penn Elcom (Orange County, CA), R&L Project Freight Forwarders (Vancouver, BC), and DAE Systems INC. (Claremont, NC), Roofing Resources of Georgia (Dahlonega, GA), MySim.CA (Toronto, ON), Stilo USA, EasyDrift
Technology, (Gainesville, FL).
In 2022, I competed in both the Mazda Spec MX-5 Challenge Series with Denton-Carden Racing, as well as the F4 U.S. Championship with Doran Motorsports Group. Winning the South Region Championship in Spec MX-5 and finishing 5th in Points for the lone-car Doran-Kroll Competition team in their first year in the Championship.
I am working to create business-to-business mutually beneficial partnerships to create more marketing value for my partners. My goal in life is to be a marketing pro, as well as to make a living driving racecars.
One of my achievements in 2022 was that I raced in my first Formula 1 event. Not in F1, obviously, but in support series called the “Masters Endurance Legends” during the United States Grand Prix at COTA. I was racing in an Elan DP-02, IMSA Prototype Lites, powered by a Mazda 2.3L motor. It made about 220 HP, while some of the cars I was racing against had upwards of 600HP. I beat several LMP1 cars from the early 2010s and ended up finishing 2nd overall out of the 47 entries in the race. That was enough points to place me 3rd overall in the Masters Historic Legends Endurance class year-end championship standings.
As said above, my goal in life is to be a professional racing driver, but I did not specify what kind. This is not because I am ignorant, but because I do not know what opportunities might come my way in the future, and my end goal is to become a professional racing driver of any sort, e.g., IMSA GTP, NASCAR Cup, NTT IndyCar Racing Series, Formula 1, WEC, FIA WRC, and much more.
I am currently enrolled in my local “Toastmasters” club to improve my public speaking. This has helped me massively when speaking to potential partners/anyone in general. I am a Junior in High School, attending the Champion Preparatory Academy based out of
Phoenix, AZ. My workout routine is built up of going to the gym (working mainly on cardio/weights), and recently, I have picked up the hobby of waterskiing. During the summertime, I would work out every 2nd day and go waterskiing early morning to work on my
cardio while giving my body a rest from the gym.
As of November 2022, I have been hired by Ligier Automotive to be their designated test driver, developing different types of racecars and any testing they will want to be done. This is a paid role and a phenomenal opportunity to develop my skills as a test driver.
2023 is my third-year racing cars and eighth year in motorsport. I am racing the #08 Rohde & Liesenfeld / ATNA Pharma Consulting / Doran Motorsports Group Ligier JSF4 in the F4 U.S. Championship powered by Honda.
To find out more about me, please feel free to contact me at any time in one of the ways listed below!
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Check my Achievement
Got my first go-kart
First race, finishing 2nd, out of 20 drivers
Out of the 18 drivers, Earned 1 out of the 2 spots on the team
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