Sydney McKee

Sydney McKee

Shift Up Now Sydney McKee

Sydney fell in love with racing when she first accompanied her father to the track during a Porsche Sport Driving School. Too young to drive at the time, she was able to ride with the instructors and feel the power and ability of the cars in the hands of a professional. As soon as she was old enough, she attended the Bondurant High Performance Driving School where she was able to have her first taste of being on track in both a sports car and open wheeled race car. Lacking a car to drive, Sydney decided to build her own Spec Miata during the summer between her junior and senior years in high school. After completing her race car and being granted her racing license, Sydney competed in the Spec Miata class with the National Auto Sport Association during 2017. Seeing her natural ability and her smooth style, her father decided to team up with Sydney for the 2018 season, informally starting FaDa Racing. They raced in the semi-professional series known as the Trophy East, where Sydney finished fourth in the individual championship and Sydney and her father won first place in the team championship. In 2019, Sydney was able to take her racing to the next level in the professional IMSA paddock. Competing in the Michelin Pilot Challenge series opener at Daytona International Speedway, Sydney and her teammates (Bruce McKee and Robby Foley) finished in the top 20 of a deep and competitive field. During 2020, Sydney will compete in a full season of Lamborghini Super Trofeo on the North American circuit with the world-class team Wayne Taylor Racing, alongside her father and carrying their brand, FaDa Racing.

Sydney has also carried her passion for racing and motorsport through her education as she is double majoring in Engineering and Economics at Brown University. At Brown, she has become an integral part of the Brown Formula Racing SAE team as she serves as the head of driver training as well as the head of overall competitive performance.