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There hasn’t been much in Keenan’s life that hasn’t involved cars or racing. After his early years playing with toy cars and bugging his parents each year when he saw a booth for a local kart track at the auto show, he was taken to an indoor kart track for an audition of sorts, to justify the high cost associated with becoming involved in karting.

He must have done something right, as he started karting in 2001. Keenan won his first four races. In his karting career, he went gone on to win another seven karting championships, and just missed out at a national championship by 0.032 seconds in 2006.

His foray into cars started 2008, first attending a Skip Barber Racing schools at Road America and Sebring International Raceway before competing in the karting scholarship shootout at the end of that year. After a test day in the fall with the BGR/TLM Team Grote Formula 1200 impressed the organization enough to offer Keenan a contract for 2009 on the spot, plans for the coming year were quickly settled.

2009 would prove to be a year of ups and downs for Keenan. to On the track, despite some bad luck during the season, he still managed a string of top five and podium finishes to claim the rookie of the year title in the Formula 1200 series and finish out the championship in fourth position. In addition, Keenan also did a one off race weekend in the Skip Barber summer series, scoring a fourth place finish, and then second in heavy rain. Despite the on track success, some major changes occurred in his life. A parental divorce and consequential fallout affected Keenan, as he dealt with university and attempting to make plans for the 2010 season.

From 2010 to 2012, Keenan ran a limited schedule, spanning the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series, and one race weekend start in the F1600 Championship Series, competing in ten races. In those races he scored six top fives, one win, and two fastest laps. The highlight moment came in 2011 with a win at Calabogie Motorsports Park, just four weeks after breaking his collar bone.
In addition to the race car activity, Keenan has competed in, and won the charity kart race Lupus Grand Prix four times, against some pro driver counterparts.

From 2012 to 2016, not being one to give up easily, Keenan turned his academic success around, set to graduate in May of 2017 with a degree in aerospace engineering.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Race Profile

Year Accomplishments
2016
  • Full time aerospace engineering student.
  • Involvement with Formula SAE program.
2015
  • Full time aerospace engineering student.
  • Involvement with Formula SAE program.
2014
  • Full time aerospace engineering student.
  • Involvement with Formula SAE program.
2013
  • Full time aerospace engineering student.
2012
  • Two starts in the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series with one third place finish and one mechanical DNF.
  • Two starts in the F1600 Championship Series with two top ten finishes.
2011
  • One second place and one fifth place finish in two starts in the Ontario Formula Ford Championship.
  • Two second place finishes in two starts in Race Ontario Formula Libre class, driving a Cooper Prototype Lites L1 class car as a stand in for an injured driver.
2010
  • Competed in four races in the Ontario Formula Ford Championship. One win, two fastest laps and a worst finish of fifth.
  • Successfully tested F2000 Championship Series car with Brian Graham Racing.
2009
  • Raced Formula 1200 series with BGR/TLM Racing finishing 4th in points clinching the rookie points standings with three races to go.
  • Two wins in four kart race starts.
  • Finished fourth and second at the Skip Barber Summer Series event at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant.
2008
  • Chosen as one of 100 drivers in North America by Volkswagen Motorsport to compete for 30 seats for the inaugural Jetta TDI Cup season.
  • Attended a Skip Barber 3 day Racing School course at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.
  • Senior Light Class Champion.
  • Ontario Regional Karting Championship Senior Honda Class Champion finishing every race in the top five.
  • Ontario Regional Karting Championship Skip Barber Shootout winner by a combined time of 1.3 seconds.
  • Chosen by Mosport Kart Club to participate in a half day Bridgestone Racing Academy session in a Formula SCCA car.
  • Attended test day with top F1200 team TLM Racing and signed contract deal for 2009 season.
  • Attended a Skip Barber 2 day Advanced Racing School at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, FL.
  • Competed in Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot Out scoring the quickest lap time in two sessions, second best lap time in two sessions and the best average lap time in four of five sessions in his group.
2007
  • Mosport Kart Club Senior Honda Class Champion.
  • Finished 2nd in the Senior Rotax Class Championship.
  • Two podium finishes in the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship.
  • Chosen by Mosport Kart Club to participate in a Bridgestone Racing Academy half-day lapping session in an F2000 car.
2006
  • Junior Heavy Class Champion (TKC).
  • 2nd in Junior Heavy at Canadian Championship.
  • Finished 3rd in Junior Rotax Class Championship.
  • Two podium finishes in the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship finishing 8th in the overall championship.
2005
  • Finished 3rd in Junior Heavy Class Championship (TKC).
  • Finished 5th in Junior Rotax Class Championship (TKC).
2004
  • Junior Light Class Champion (TKC).
  • Received Junior Driver of The Year Award.
  • Four podium finishes in the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship finishing 4th in the overall Championship.
2003
  • Finished 6th in Junior Light Class Championship.
  • Received Junior Most Improved Award
2002
  • Finished 7th in Junior Light Class Championship (TKC).
2001
  • Toronto Kart Club Cadet Class Champion.