Mason Filippi Racing
Professional Driver - Driver Coach - OpenFender Founder - Influencer
About Mason Filippi
At the age of 25, Mason Filippi stands as a professional racecar driver proudly representing Bryan Herta Autosport in the Michelin Pilot Challenge. His journey into the world of professional racing began with a fervent love for dirt bikes, followed by a transition to kart racing at the remarkably young age of 11. By the time he reached 14, Mason had found his way into the competitive world of Spec Miata racing. It's worth noting that during his time in Spec Miata, Mason worked closely with his father, gaining valuable hands-on experience in car mechanics while simultaneously honing his racing prowess.
As the years passed, Mason's racing career climbed the ranks of touring car racing, ultimately leading him to the prestigious position of a factory driver for Hyundai in IMSA. Competing in renowned events such as IMSA, the Nurburgring 24 Hour, and the 24 Hours of Daytona, Mason not only broadened his racing repertoire but also achieved remarkable results. In the year 2023 alone, he accomplished an impressive feat by securing 12 podium finishes, including 2 victories, and earning 3 top 5 finishes. This outstanding track record showcased an astounding 85% Top 5 result rate across all races.
Mason's versatility as a racer knows no bounds, as he successfully made his debut in the Xfinity and Craftsman Truck series of NASCAR. His expertise in road course racing positions him well to further develop his burgeoning racing career.
Beyond the race track, Mason takes his knowledge and expertise on the road as a professional driver coach, guiding and mentoring racers across various categories, ranging from TC to Ferrari Challenge.
With lofty ambitions in mind, Mason aspires to achieve several significant milestones in his career. These include clinching an IMSA Weathertech championship, securing a coveted Le Mans victory, participating in the GT3 class of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring and Spa 24 Hour races, and adding a 24 Hours of Daytona win to his list of accolades.
Remarkably, alongside his pursuit of racing dreams, Mason actively contributes to the motorsports community through the development of OpenFender, a tool designed to benefit racers and fans alike, ultimately enhancing the sport. His unwavering passion for motorsports serves as the driving force behind his business, OpenFender.com, where he has had the privilege of assisting over a thousand drivers in securing funding, whether it be substantial or modest, using a specialized tool he personally developed. As Mason continues to advance in both his career and business endeavors, his commitment to giving back to the motorsports community remains resolute.