Jarod Vanderkooi (VAN-der-koy) has been a rising star on the AFT circuit since winning the 2015 GNC1 Rookie of the Year Award after scoring four top-10 finishes and placing 12th in the points. The 2014 GNC2 Twins champion, Vanderkooi won his first pro event on the Springfield Mile, his first of two victories at Springfield that season. In 2016, he finished 10th in the standings and scored three top-five finishes. Vanderkooi posted eight top-10 results and finished the 2017 AFT Twins season in ninth place as a member of the Richie Morris Racing Team. Vanderkooi is 20 years old and lives in Mt. Gilead, Ohio.
2014 - Singles- 4th in Championship points. 2 Single events wins.
2017 - 9th in series points. Nine top-10 finishes. Two top-5 finishes. 7th place at X Games.
2016 - 10th in series points. Four top-10 finishes. Three top-5 finishes. X Games athlete.
2015 - Saddlemen Seat Rookie of the year. 12th in series points. Four top-10 finishes. Two top-5 finishes. X Games athlete.
Name: Jarod VanDerKooi
2018 Race Number: 20
Residence: Mount Gilead, Ohio
Date of birth: 3/20/98
Height/Weight: 5’9/165 lbs