At only 21 years of age, Chaves has a great deal of racing – and winning – in his young career.
Chaves got the racing bug at the age of 11, leaving behind a promising tennis career. With 11 karting victories in three years, Chaves moved to Formula racing at the age of 13 after winning the Skip Barber Karting Shootout.
Chaves headed to Europe in 2009, winning the Formula BMW Americas title at age 15 with 14 consecutive podiums and 5 race victories. Chaves took the 2010 Rookie of The Year title in the famed Formula 3 Italian series and won the prestigious FIA Young Drivers Academy shootout.
In 2012, Chaves returned to the U.S. in the Star Mazda series, where he finished second in the championship. Moving up another rung in 2013, Chaves finished second in the Indy Lights title chase and went on to take the top step of the ladder last year, winning the Indy Lights championship with four victories and two pole positions. Chaves joined the DeltaWing team in January of 2014, driving in all four Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup events (Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta).