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IL Lastochkin

Nikita Lastochkin (R)

#59 HMD Motorsports


Birthdate: May 5, 1990
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Website: www.nikitagoesracing.com
Twitter: @nikitagoesracin
Facebook: Nikita Lastochkin
Team Website: ExclusiveAutosport.ca




Russkaya Mekhanika

Nationality: Russian

Languages spoken: Russian and English

Height/weight:  5’8” / 150 lbs.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Management

Hobbies: Video games, wine, art, running (I ran my first LA Marathon last year) and reading

Favorite places to visit: Museums, National Parks

Bucket list items: To take a trip to Japan

Interesting note about me: My introduction to racing was at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in 2012 – that’s where my racing journey started

Racing goal: To be the best driver I can be

Career results:


  • Took a hiatus from racing due to the COVID-19 global pandemic after initially planning to graduate to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires


  • Finished sixth in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season with top 10 finishes in 14 of 16 races and season-high finishes of fourth at Toronto and Portland


  • Finished ninth in his sophomore Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season with 10 top-10 finishes and season-high results of fourth at Mid-Ohio and Indianapolis
  • Winner of the season-long Tilton Hard Charger award


  • Finished fifth in his rookie Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season with eight top-five finishes and two second-place drives at Road America, his first Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires podiums
  • Earned the Royal Purple “Slickest Pass” Award at the season-ending award banquet


  • Finished eighth in his sophomore Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season, with 11 top-10 finishes and a season-high finish of fifth at Barber Motorsports Park


  • Finished eighth in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, with 13 Top-10 finishes and a season-high fifth-place finish in the finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  • Earned Tilton Hard Charger awards at NOLA, Barber Motorsports Park and Toronto


  • Won the Pacific F1600 championship with four wins and six podiums; claimed two pole positions and set track records at Buttonwillow Raceway and Seattle Pacific Raceway
  • Earned a sixth-place finish in the F1600 Championship Series with two podiums, one pole position and a lap record at Watkins Glen
  • Finished third in the Skip Barber Summer Series with three wins, six podiums and two pole positions


  • Finished second in the Skip Barber Winter Series with six wins, 14 podiums and a lap record at NOLA Motorsports Park
  • Recipient of the "Most Improved Driver" Award