Ayla Argen

Ayla Argen

Ayla Agren was born in Norway and had her karting license at the age of 7. She started racing within Scandinavia in the lower categories and then her karting career expanded into competing in the Dutch, German, Italian, World and European Championships.

 

Ayla moved to the United States at the end of 2011 to compete in the Skip Barber karting shootout where she won a scholarship to race the 2012 Skip Barber summer series, collecting four podium finishes. In 2013 and 2014, she competed in the F1600 Championship Series with Bryan Herta Autosport and Team Pelfrey, respectively.  In 2014, she won the championship, becoming the first female in open wheel racing to clinch a pro championship title.  This helped launch her entry in the 2015 Mazda Road to Indy with Team Pelfrey in USF2000. Since then Ayla has continued competing in various racing series. Notably, she has also expanded her reach in racing to include roles as a team organizer and spotter at: Road to Indy, IndyCar, and the Daytona 24hr race. She was selected for the opportunity to do the parade laps for the IndyCar pace car program and has been working with HRX USA as a brand ambassador promoting their line of racing safety equipment. Her experiences in different aspects of racing has provided her with a global view of the racing industry in and out of the car making her better prepared as an “all around driver.” This, along with her spectacular talent aligned to give her a spot on the 2020 W Series roster where she will once again be behind the wheel in an open-wheel racing car.