After participating in karting and Skip Barber regional racing, RC made his professional debut in the 2012 U.S. F2000 National Championship in National Class. He finished in third place with four class victories. He returned to the series in 2013 driving for ZSports/Team E and finished 9th in the championship with 2 podium finishes at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Enerson switched to his family’s own team for the 2014 U.S. F2000 Winterfest and won the championship, capturing two wins and two other podium finishes in the six races. In the 2014 U.S. F2000 National Championship, Enerson finished second in the championship by only 9 points behind champion Florian Latorre. Enerson won five races, the most of any driver that season, including a sweep of both races at Barber Motorsports Park.
RC moved two steps up the Mazda Road to Indy in 2015, competing in the Indy Lights series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Enerson took his first Indy Lights victory with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course after four podiums in the 2015 season.
RC started 2016 competing in Indy Lights again, but following the Freedom 100, he dropped out of the series to pursue a seat in the IndyCar Series. This paid off later in the season, when Dale Coyne Racing signed him to drive at Mid-Ohio, then later extended his contract to include Watkins Glen and Sonoma.
Newly-formed Top Gun Racing aspires to field an entry for RC Enerson once the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series championship gets under way. The outfit’s first formative step towards reality will come in Enerson’s attempt to qualify for the final IndyCar iRacing Challenge event on Saturday with the No. 99 entry carrying sponsorship from Hagerty insurance.
TGR’s owners, which include former CART IndyCar Series entrant Gary Trout, and Bill Throckmorton, who leads the Grant King vintage restoration business, have been busy securing sponsorship, arranging a new shop for the program in Brownsburg, Indiana, sourcing a transporter, identifying pit crew, and acquiring a Dallara DW12 chassis of its own to use for an anticipated Indy 500 debut in August.
“We’ve been in contact with Gary and his team since December,” Enerson told RACER. “The iRacing event is an opportunity for sponsors to get associated and see what we can do. We have Hagerty on the car for this and we’re hoping that manifests on the IndyCar racing side. Gary and Bill are full-fledged committed to getting this moving along as quickly as possible.”
RC is also a lead driving instructor for the Lucas Oil Driving School where you learn to drive cars as you move up from Karting. The school is very successful and has drivers moving up to full time professional race car drivers.