Reece Ushijima was born on January 13, 2003 in Laguna Hills, California. He had a truly international childhood, attending school in California, international school in Fukuoka, Japan, and boarding school in Northampton, UK near Silverstone Circuit.
Reece’s racing career started at age 13 when he stopped by A-One Circuit, a small kart track in Fukuoka, Japan. He took to the sport immediately and entered his first regional kart race three months later. Soon he was competing in national races and dreaming of a career in motorsport. He moved to the UK at age 15 for an intensive driver training program and world-class competition.
Just before his 17th birthday, Reece’s dream of a career in formula car racing became reality.