Next-Gen Drive: Robert Megennis Ends Season With Strong Finish

Sep 27, 2016
2 minutes

Robert Megennis is a 16-year-old racing prodigy. Palo Alto Networks is proud to be a sponsor of Rob’s races for the 2016 Mazda Road to Indy racing season. Check out his adventures from this season and see why we consider him a true next-generation competitor!

It’s official. As the 2016 season came to a close, Palo Alto Networks driver Robert Megennis became the highest finishing rookie and walked, err…drove away with two awards:

  • Season-long Tilton Hard Charger Award
  • Highest finishing American driver in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Presented by Mazda

Robert, who finished 48 points clear of the next rookie competitor and twice making the podium this season, had a busy season but managed to squeeze in a visit to Palo Alto Networks HQ in Santa Clara, California, giving fans a glimpse into the world of a professional racecar driver.

Some of our customers had the opportunity to join Robert and Palo Alto Networks on the tracks this season and had this to say:

“I have been a customer with Palo Alto Networks for going on 8 years now and have not enjoyed an event as much as I did this one. The best part was having Robert Megennis and his family in the suite. Then, Gary took us to the pits...and was with us during both races his son ran and we all shared in the excitement and passion he had for the race. What I saw this weekend was your company helping a kid (only in age) trying to reach his goal in life. I saw more passion and caring from his family about Rob and making sure we (your customers) were welcomed and treated like we were part of their family. A weekend that I will not forget.”

We applaud Rob for his perseverance throughout this racing season and wish him the best of luck in the upcoming 2017 season.

Keep up with Rob’s journey on social media


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