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Pedersen Joins Kellymoss for Dual Series Program



Jake Pedersen has joined Kellymoss for a dual-series program that will include an expansion into a two-car IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge program with Porsche North America Selected Driver Kay van Berlo.


The Utah native will make his debut with Kellymoss in the next Porsche Carrera Cup North America round in Miami, piloting the No. 85 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car for the remainder of the season in the one-make series.


Additionally, the rising driver team up with van Berlo for a second Kellymoss with Riley entry in the GS class of Pilot Challenge, beginning with next month’s round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.


“I’ve already felt accepted into the family at Kellymoss,” said Pedersen. “I’m fortunate to not only be competing in the same corner with them, but to be surrounded by the great people that constitute the team.To me, that is more valuable than anything.”


Kellymoss CEO and co-owner Andy Kilcoyne added: “We’re excited to see Jake grow from the partnership with Kay. We know Jake has the raw potential, positive attitude and commitment to benefit from Kay’s years of experience and championship mentality.


“And, Kay will also benefit from his role as Jake’s mentor, adding depth to his coaching and driving resume.”


Van Berlo was part of the Wisconsin-based team for two seasons in Carrera Cup North America competition as well as contesting the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship last year, highlighted by numerous victories by the Miami-based Dutchman.


“We are committed to fostering growth opportunities for our drivers, which makes it especially rewarding to welcome Kay back to our team. Kay is the ideal partner for Jake, both on and off the track,” said team CFO and co-owner Victoria Thomas.


“Jake’s career will undoubtedly be enriched by Kay’s extensive expertise.”


Van Berlo added: “Kellymoss is renowned for its exceptional driver development platform. I am excited to partner with Jake and have great confidence that he is positioned to thrive.


“My goal is to contribute to his growth and achieve outstanding results on the track together."


“Additionally, I am excited to continue my collaboration with the Kellymoss with Riley partnership. Both teams played pivotal roles in launching my racing career, and I am confident they can do the same for Jake.”




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