Causes: Reach Out Worldwide, STOPCANCER, Paul Walker Foundation
Edu: M.Sc. Mech. Engineering (CHALMERS)
Hobbies: Family, running, gocarting, music
Carl's breakthrough came in 2001 when he in a spectacular display of raw driving talent beat 1100 amateur and professional racedrivers in the Eurosport Super Racing Weekend gocart challenge. Rydquist set the lap record in qualifying then proceeded to advance through every elimination heat beating a dozen of European pro racedrivers, lightweight gocart aces and more than 1000 other car enthusiasts and challengers, until he received a big trophy handed to him personally by Peter Dumbreck (DTM, Le Mans). Shortly after, Carl received an invite to test for a pro team and he earned his first championship ride (Apex Porsche). He won the GT class with the team that year. Since then Carl has racked up numerous wins and fastest laps on the way to several championship titles.
Carl's stunt driving career started in 2004 with car commercials in Europe. In 2010 he became a SAG stunt performer (Screen Actors Guild) with renowned Hollywood stunt driving team Performance Two. Since 2021 Rydquist is engaged in Optimal Stunt which consists of top on-camera riders and drivers in the US and EU. Carl was an expert co-host as racedriver on Swedish TV 2002-2004.