Charlie Jimenez was the youngest member to join Robert Davis Racing, as he was inducted into the team at the tender age of 9. As he obviously couldn’t join the team to race yet, Charlie did all sorts of the things that make a race team happen, whether manning the broom at clean-up time, checking tire pressures before and after sessions, torquing lug nuts or helping put the lunch out. Charlie was always there, and learned from the bottom up.
For his 12th birthday, the team banded together to build him a Mazda Miata for when he was ready to hit the track. Today, at the ripe old age of 16, he is in the process of getting his racing license through the NASA High Performance Driver Education program. Once he is fully licensed, Charlie will join the RDR team in wheel-to-wheel competition.
Away from the racetrack, Charlie is an avid and accomplished racer of radio-controlled scale-model cars and buggies. Because of his RDR team experience, he created RDR Team RC, and they race competitively across Southern California.