A Few Personal Facts
- Current Residence: Charlotte, North Carolina
- Interests: Hiking, Biking, Instrument-Rated Aviation Pilot
- Current Vehicle: BMW 330 Wagon
- Current Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
- Favorite Movie: Pulp Fiction
- Favorite Food: Sushi
- Favorite Race Track: The Nurburgring, Nurburg Germany
- Most Memorable Racing Event: First Open-wheel Win at 12 years of age.
2019 For 2019 BMW factory driver John Edwards is once again paired with Jesse Krohn in the United Sportscar Championship. The pair will be joined with Alex Zanardi and Chas Mostert for the endurance events beginning with the 24 hours of Daytona. Edwards will also race the 24 hour races at the Nurburgring and Spa-Francorchamps. The season for the Nurburgring is off to a great start with John passing Pilet on the final lap for the win of the first VLN - click to read interview.
2018 For 2018 John Edwards drove for BMW for his 7th consecutive year teamed with Jesse Krohn and joined by Augusto Farus and Nicky Catsburg for the endurance events. Highlights were limited to podiums and two poles for Edwards driving the new BMW M8.
2017 Edwards drove for BMW for his 6th year teamed with Martin Tomczyk, a seasoned veteran having raced in DTM for 16 seasons and was the DTM Champion in 2011. The pair was joined by Kuno Wittmer and Nicky Catsburg for the endurance events. He and Tomczyk won Laguna Seca.
2016 For 2016 Edwards was again teamed with Lucas Luhr racing for the BMW team Rahal Letterman Lanigan in the United Sportscar Championship. It was a year with a new car and a year of disappointments with multiple DNFs and only one podium finish.
2015 Edwards drove with teammate Lucas Luhr for BMW team Rahal Letterman Lanigan in the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship. They had a win at Laguna Seca and second place finishes at Canadian Motorsport Park and Road Atlanta in Petite Le Mans. Edwards also competed successfully in four events at the Nurburgring including the 24 hours of the Nurburgring.
2014 Edwards drove for BMW team Rahal Letterman Lanigan with Dirk Müller in the #56 Z4 with three podium finishes at Long Beach, Road America, and VIR. During that same year he partnered with Trent Hindman and Fall Line Motorsports team to drive the #46 BMW M3 to the GS team championship title with wins at Laguna Seca and Austin Texas.
2013 Edwards returned to Stevenson Motorsports, finishing 3rd in the GT championship with co-driver Robin Liddell. The pair ended the season with four wins and five podiums. Edwards and co-driver Matt Bell finished 2nd in the GS championship for Stevenson, with two wins and six podiums. Edwards also joined BMW Team RLL for a partial season. He and co-driver Dirk Müller took the #56 BMW Z4 to the podium four times, including winning at Lime Rock Park.
2010 - 2012 For 2010 Edwards teamed with Adam Christodoulou in a SpeedSource-prepared Mazda RX-8 in Grand-Am GT. They achieved one win, two seconds and a third in eleven races. For 2011 Edwards joined Matt Bell and the Stevenson Motorsports Team in the Grand Am GS Series, achieving wins at Laguna Seca and Road America. In addition he raced a partial season with Team Sahlen in the Grand Am GT series, taking the Mazda to the podium several times with co-driver Wayne Nonnamaker. For 2012 he once again raced for Stevenson Motorsports, achieving wins in both the Grand Am GS and GT series.
2007 - 2009 In 2007 Edwards raced the competitive Atlantic Championship, another youngest achievement, but a premature step up in class. He had a second place at Toronto, as well as several other top-five finishes,ultimatelyI ending 9th in the championship. In 2008, he won the Star Mazda Championship. In spite of missing the first race he secured 4 poles, 8 podiums, and 4 race wins in 11 races. For 2009 Edwards returned to the Atlantic Championship. It was a return of determination as he won a hard fought championship, perhaps the highlight of his racing career. He finished the season with 3 poles, 4 wins, and 9 podiums in 12 races.
2005 - 2006 In 2005, sponsored by Red Bull, Edwards moved to Europe, first competing in international karting. His early mid-year promotion to Formula Renault resulted in him becoming the youngest to ever hold a FIA license. After a first year of "baptism by fire" he completed a successful campaign in 2006 with podium finishes at Spa-Franchorchamps and the Nurburgring, and his first European victory at Anderstorp.
2003 - 2004 Edwards began racing karts in 2003 winning the Great Lakes Sprint Series Jr Briggs Restricted Championship. That same year he became the youngest ever licensed driver in U.S. open-wheel road racing. Competing in the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Race Series on January 17, 2004, he became the youngest winner in open wheel road racing history, at just 12 years of age—read his first interview. Edwards did an interview with Boys' Life—his Boys' Life Cover, story begins on page 12. Later in 2004 he won the Red Bull Driver Search, an effort to find the next American F1 World Champion.