Ever since Troy Castaneda was little, he has always been catching the eyes of others. From gymnastics to soccer, from racing to modeling, he has always been able to set himself apart from the rest.
At only 24 years old, Troy has already experienced more in his youth than most will ever experience in their lifetime. He has traveled around the world and at 18 years old, he moved to Italy to race in the Formula Master Championship and while there, he learned to speak the language and become part of Italian culture.
Troy is a very motivated and dedicated individual that is willing to do what it takes to succeed. He has such a diverse natural talent that not many have. Troy competed in gymnastics for 12 years becoming State Champion and an All-Star team member multiple times. He played soccer for 7 years and was Team Captain for many of them. In high school Troy became the Section 1 Pole Vaulting Champion after only 2 years of competing, clearing over 15 feet which also put him 3rd in the history of the school.
Troy has been racing for 10 years and immediately demonstrated that he is a contender after winning his first karting race in 2005. He subsequently won the Northern California Rotax Championship the following year. Since then his career has blossomed. He has traveled to Egypt and Italy as part of the select few representing for Team USA at the Rotax World Championships 2 years in a row and set new records for the United States while competing. Troy is racing cars from Porches to Formula Cars to 800 HP Prototypes all around the world and most recently has competed in the Firestone Indy Lights Championship.
Troy has a wide range of coaching experience from karts to formula cars to sports cars. He has worked with drivers as young as 7 all the way up to 70 years old. Troy’s passion for racing and his desire to help others really shows while instructing. From the beginner to the more experienced, Troy has worked with them all, helping them become a better, faster and smarter driver.
Along with the racing, Troy began modeling in 2010 is making his mark in the fashion and media world as well. He has been involved in several fashion shows and photo shoots for various industries and designers working with major brand companies such as Levi’s and GAP. Troy has also been developing an acting career and has worked with Verizon and John Deere.
His talent doesn’t stop there, when not racing or modeling he keeps busy with coaching and instructing. He is a gymnastics and driver coach/ tuner. Troy has recently launched a clothing company entitled, “Visez Clothing.” The idea behind the company is to empower people with the belief in themselves that they can accomplish their dreams. Check out the brand at visezclothing.com.
Troy graduated from Jesuit High School with honors in 2007. He speaks English, Italian and Spanish