Robert Megennis is a race car driver. In 2021, Megennis will pilot the No. 27 Indy Lights entry for Andretti Autosport for a second season. His Indy Lights rookie season in 2019 included a win at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, pole position at the Freedom 100, a double podium at Circuit of the Americas, six podiums, and 12 Top 5s overall.
2021 will also mark Megennis's rookie season in sports cars as he will compete in the four iconic endurance races of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup in the No. 12 GT3 car for Lexus and Vasser Sullivan.
With the cancellation of the Indy Lights season in 2020, Megennis turned his attention overseas to endurance racing. Competing in two rounds of the European Le Mans Series, he found quick success, including a drive from P9 to P1 in his stint at Le Castellet 240 at Circuit Paul Ricard. Megennis also made his endurance sports car debut with Acura/HPD/Racers Edge Motorsports in the Intercontinental GT Challenge Indianapolis 8 Hour and drove from P11 to P6 in his stint with a P7 finish for the team.
Prior to 2019, Megennis raced one season in the Pro Mazda Championship with Juncos Racing (2018) with six podiums and 11 Top 10 finishes and two seasons in the USF2000 Championship with Team Pelfrey (2016/2017). Collecting three podiums and 21 Top 10 finishes overall, Megennis was 2016 USF2000 Rookie of the Year, as well as the Tilton Hard Charger and top scoring American driver.
In his first year in cars, Megennis spent one season competing in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series. He went on to feature on the podium at five of the seven race weekends. Prior to making the jump to cars, he began his racing career at the age of nine in karts, competing in national and international events.
Away from the track, Megennis serves as an ambassador for Starlight Children’s Foundation and is an advisor to West Point/Purdue University and M.I.T. as they compete to build an autonomous version of his race car. Residing in New York City, he is also a student pursuing a BA in Philosophy at Fordham University.