About Matt

Matt Cresci is a professional race car driver born in the US, but comes from British and Italian descent. He started his career at the relatively late age of 19, where he tied for 1st out of 400,000 people in a racing simulator competition called GT Academy - hosted by Nissan and Sony in 2012, and aired on Spike TV.

 

He then proceeded to start racing real cars in Mazda's competitive Spec Miata series, where he was eventually scouted by Mazda themselves and invited to their Road to 24 Shootout against the best club racers in the country. Here, he won the $100,000 scholarship that allowed him to advance to the professional level, and competed in Mazda's Pro MX5 Cup series, which was a support series for Indycar at the time.

Although the majority of his experience is in touring cars, he has also dipped his feet into formula cars, sports racers, vintage racing, and uniquely holds multiple electric vehicle track records.

 

Matt graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Business Management, and now provides the highest level of private coaching services to racers across the United States, still races when and where he can, and does development work for racing teams.