USTCC GT champion Carl Rydquist is a sports car racing driver and a SAG-AFTRA licensed stunt 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 sports 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. Rydquist still advanced in every elimination heat by lapping quicker than a dozen of top European pro racedrivers, lightweight gocart aces and every other car enthusiast and challenger, until he won the big trophy handed over personally by Peter Dumbreck. Two months later Carl received an invite to test for a pro team and he earned his first championship ride with Apex Racing. He won the Swedish Endurance GT class with the team's Porsche 911 RS that year. Since then Carl has scored numerous wins and podium finishes in Europe and in the United States, among other series the United States Touring Car Championship, the NASA Endurance Championship and intermittent appearances in the Pirelli World Challenge.