Full Name: Kelly Collins
Birth date: April 21st, 1965
Birthplace: Sun Valley, Idaho
Residence: Newport Beach, California
Marital Status:
Children:
Corvette Racing 2000-2003

Kelly Collins began racing motorcycles at age seven. He came through the ranks of off-road motorcycles before progressing into Formula Ford and Formula Mazda racing in 1987, where he enjoyed six wins.

In 1988 he progressed into the Barber Saab Series where he raced until 1990.

In 1992 Collins earned his first endurance race win in 12-hour Firestone Firehawk race at Sebring.

From 1993 to 1996 Collins drove a Honda to 8 wins in the IMSA Sport Championship, for 1997 and 1998 he raced a Porsche in the PSCR GT Championship.

In 1999 he won the GT3 Class at the Rolex 24 Hour race at Daytona in a Porsche 911 RSR for Alex Job Racing finishing sixth overall. For Sebring 1999 Collins drove for Alex Job Racing and had another GT Class win before moving on to Martin Snow Racing and driving a Porsche 911 Turbo in the GTS class for four rounds.

Collins first race for Corvette Racing was at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in 1999, he then returned to Martin Snow Racing for the remaining two rounds in the ALMS.

In 2000 Collins competed in the Corvette Racing Team #4 C5R in four rounds of the ALMS including a GTS Class win at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, he also drove at Le Mans in the #64 C5R.

Collins did a full season with Corvette Racing in 2001, 2002 and 2003, recording a number of class wins.

Kelly Collins 24 Hours of Le Mans Race History

Year Position Drivers Car Team Class Position in Class
2000 10th Andy Pilgrim / USA

Kelly Collins / USA

Franck Fréon / F

#64 Chevrolet Corvette C5R Corvette Racing GTS 3rd
2001 14th Andy Pilgrim / USA

Kelly Collins / USA

Franck Fréon / F

#64 Chevrolet Corvette C5R Corvette Racing GTS 2nd
2002 13th Andy Pilgrim / USA

Kelly Collins / USA

Franck Fréon / F

#64 Chevrolet Corvette C5R Corvette Racing GTS 2nd
2003 11th Oliver Gavin / GB

Kelly Collins / USA

Andy Pilgrim / USA

#50 Chevrolet Corvette C5R Corvette Racing LM GTS 2nd

Courtesy of Nigel S. Dobbie, Author of Corvette Racing: The GT1 Years