Gerry Kraut

RACING IN: LMC

Biography

Gerry Kraut is an endurance racing driver who won the Monza Round of the 2021 Michelin Le Mans Cup with United Autosports.

Key Stats

Nationality

American

Hometown

North Oaks, Minnesota

DOB

21st October

Favourite circuit

Road America

Racing career

Gerry’s passion for motorsport tracks back to his teenage years when he discovered road racing. From then on, he was hooked - he wanted to be a racer. Fast forward to the 1980s and Gerry attended the Barber Racing School to hone his driving skills and bring his dream to life.

Now, Gerry has been racing in Spec, Open Wheel and Sports Prototyes for more than 25 years. He’s contested the Star Mazda Series, IMSA Lites and the F2000 Championship Series, and celebrated on the podium more than 20 times.

In 2021, Gerry joined United Autosports for the Le Mans Cup season, racing alongside Australian pro Scott Andrews and claiming sixth in the championship. The following year, Gerry returned to the American racing scene, contesting the 2022 IMSA SportsCar WeatherTech Championship (LMP3 class). 

Now, Gerry has returned to United Autosports for another season in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, reuniting with co-driver Scott for 2023.

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Being back racing with United makes it all that more enjoyable.

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Career Highlights

// Won the 2020 IMSA Prototype Challenge at Road America with Scott Andrews

// Won the Monza Round of the 2021 Michelin Le Mans Cup with United Autosports 

// Clinched P2 at the Barcelona Round of the 2021 Michelin Le Mans Cup with United 

Champagne celebrations: Gerry Kraut and Scott Andrews celebrate victory in Monza, with Le Mans Cup team manager Charlie Kemp

michelin le mans cup

In 2021, Gerry made his debut with United Autosports, racing the #22 Ligier JS P320 car in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. His first season with the team got off to a flying start with a P2 finish and podium celebrations at the opening round in Barcelona (read the race report). Later that year, Gerry and Scott went one better, clinching victory in Round 3 at the Temple of Speed (read the race report). In 2023, the American-Australian duo are back together in the United LMP3 car with hopes of topping their top-six championship finish. 

Bathed in glory: Gerry Kraut and Scott Andrews celebrate their race win at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in the 2021 Michelin Le Mans Cup

personal life

Gerry lives in Minnesota with his wife, Marcia. Together, they enjoy retired life – Gerry having worked in financial services throughout his professional career – travelling to his racing commitments around the USA and Europe.