Carl Rydquist (born 1977 in Goteborg) is a Swedish racing driver and a SAG-AFTRA licensed stunt and precision driver who has won many auto races, the most famous to date the Zandvoort 500. In Rydquist's auto racing career, he currently has a victory in nearly one out of three races and podium finishes in two out of three Touring and GT car endurance and sprint races. Carl's breakthrough came in 2001 when he in a spectacular display of raw driving talent beat 1100 amateur and professional racedrivers in the Eurosport Super Racing Weekend gocart challenge. Standing 6'3" tall with a 200 lbs frame Rydquist still advanced in every elimination heat by lapping quicker than a dozen of top European pro racedrivers, lightweight gocart aces and over 1000 other car enthusiasts and challengers, until he received a big trophy handed to him personally by Peter Dumbreck (DTM, Le Mans). Shortly after, Carl received an invite to test for a pro team and he earned his first championship ride (Apex Porsche). He won the GT class with the team that year. Since then Carl has scored many wins and records. Carl resides and races in the USA since 2008.