Native Estonian, born in March 17th in 1974, now USA citizen and calls his home Mundelein Illinois. Is married to beautiful wife Ilona for 22 years and has two kids, Ayrton who is 19 who goes to Oakland University and Adry who is 12, both kids are very competitive swimmers.

Tonis started racing more than 30 years ago in Soviet Union witch Estonia was a part of, started go-karts then small formula cars, after moving from Estonia to US in 1994 Tonis continued to fallow his passion to drive race cars. He drove everything what had wheels on in open wheel world with great success, formula ford, formula 2000, formula Atlantic, Indy Lights and Champcar/IndyCar . The sports cars were introduced to Tonis in 2006 with couple Daytona Prototype races, since that time he has drove many different DP cars and sports cars, he has started four Daytona 24H races with DP and has won 25H Thunderhill race. He has driven almost everything there is in US road racing.

He ran with Fall Line motorsports in 2011 three races in GS class and liked that type of racing, 2012 and 2013 he drove for Multimatic Aston Martin team and scored first pole position for Aston Martin in GS glass, 2014 Tonis also did two races in LMPC glass, Daytona 24H and Sebring 12H.  

Tonis also works as full time driver coach and race engineer for Pabst Racing in USF2000 and K-Hill Motorsports in Atlantic championship. He also is the driver coach for Lewis Jr and Lewis III Cooper at Polestar motorsports. His students have won SCCA Runoffs and Pro Atlantic Championship.

His passion is race cars and driving them good.

 


 Races entered: 110
Victories: 17
Podiums: 43
Pole positions: 12
Fastest laps: 16


2014

2013

2012

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2011

 Grand Am GS championship
 
3 races with Fall Line
 One top sixth finish and 3 top ten   finishes
 
Vintage Mille Miglia race in Italy
 Indy Light championship
 
1 race, start and finished 8th

 

2010     

 USF 2000 Championship
 
4 Races, one win, two podium, four   top six.
 Indy Light championship
 
2 Races
 2 sixth place finishes

 

2009

 Atlantic Championship
 
5th place in Championship standings
 1 podium
 6 top 5 finishes

 

2008     

 Atlantic Championship
 
2 third places
 Grand Am Daytona Prototype

  

2007     

 Grand Am Daytona Prototype
 
IMSA Lite
 2 victories
 3 pole position
 1 qualifying record
 Atlantic Championship
 17th Road America
 SCCA Formula Atlantic
 2nd place
 25 Hours of Thunderhill

     

2006

 Champ Car World Series
 
Raced for Rocketsport Racing in 5   events
 Best finish 11th in Edmonton   Alberta
 Best qualifying 8th Road America
 Grand Am Daytona Prototype
 2 events
 Watkins Glen, New York
 Sonoma, California
 Tested Champ Car for RuSport Racing

     

2005

 Toyota Atlantic Championship
 
Finished 2nd in Championship   standings
 3 victories
 3 second places
 6 pole positions
 Tested Champ Car for Dale Coyne   Racing
 Tested Champ Car for Conquest   Racing

     

2004

 Toyota Atlantic Championship
 
6 events
 2 top 5 finishes
 Tested Champ Car for Dale Coyne   Racing

     

2003

 Formula Zetec Championship
 
1 victory
 7 top 3 finishes
 SCCA Formula Atlantic

     

2002

 Formula Zetec Championship
 
1 victory
 5 top 3 finishes
 4th in Championship

     

2001

 Formula Zetec Championship
 
3 victories
 4 pole positions

     

F 2000

 Championship
 
2 events in Road America

     

2000

 SCCA Formula Continental
 
Won U.S. National Championship

     

1999

 SCCA Formula Continental

     

1998

 SCCA Formula Continental
 
Won 8 of 10 events

     

1997

 No racing

 

 

1996     

 No racing

   

 

1995     

 Formula Opel Lotus Series
 
Awarded “Estonia’s Best Racer”   award

 

1994

 Formula Opel Lotus Series

   

 

1993

 Baltic States Kart Racing   Championship
 
Championship winner

   

1992  

 Baltic States Kart Racing   Championship
 
Championship winner

   

1982  

 Began ice racing in his fathers car   on Baltic Sea
 
Began racing Go Karts (1982-1993)