Reece Ushijima was born on January 13, 2003 in Laguna Hills, California to an American mother and a Japanese father. He spent much of his childhood in Japan, along with a few years in California. Reece’s racing career began at age 13 when he stopped by a small kart track in Fukuoka, Japan. He took to the sport immediately and was soon competing in national races. He moved to the UK at age 15 for an intensive driver training program, world-class competition and school. Just before his 17th birthday, Reece moved into formula car racing with a debut in British Formula Ford followed by the winter 2019-20 MRF Challenge. 2020 was his first full season in cars, racing with Hitech GP in British F3.