Marty Roth

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Marty Roth
Marty Roth St. Petersburg 2008.jpg
Nationality Canada Canadian
Born (1958-12-15) December 15, 1958 (age 56)
Toronto, Ontario
IRL IndyCar Series
Years active 2004–2008
Teams Roth Racing
Starts 21
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 21st in 2007
Previous series
2002–2006
1988–1991
Indy Pro Series
Indy Lights

Marty Roth (born December 15, 1958 in Toronto) is a former Canadian race car driver who last competed in 2008 in the IndyCar Series where he owned his own team, Roth Racing.

Roth was a successful land developer in the Toronto area before becoming involved in professional motorsports. He made starts in both the 2004 and 2005 Indy 500 races, as well as competing full-time in both of those seasons in the Indy Pro Series after acquiring the IPS assets of Panther Racing in 2003.

In April 2006, Roth sold his Pro Series equipment and announced that he would move up to the IndyCar Series full-time, starting with the 2006 Indianapolis 500, however Roth failed to qualify for the 500 after crashing his car in practice late on Bump Day before achieving a qualifying run. He returned to the series at Michigan International Speedway in July and ran two more races at the end of the year. In 2007, he ran the Indy 500 and two previous races. Roth made 12 starts in the 2008 IndyCar Series season. In five other races he crashed (sometimes several times) and failed to start the race. At season's end, he was reportedly told by league management that his license would not be renewed for 2009 leaving his career in the series in doubt. Roth reportedly placed his team up for sale[1] and later sold it to the new FAZZT Race Team.[2]

Career history[edit]

2008[edit]

  • Qualified for the 92nd Indy 500, finished 32nd after a single-car crash.
Roth's car after practicing for the 2007 Indy 500.

2007[edit]

  • Qualified for the 91st Indy 500, finished 28th after a crash.
  • Competed in 4 IndyCar races with career-best 21st place points finish
  • Recorded best career IndyCar finish of 14th at Chicagoland Speedway
Marty's 2006 car

2006[edit]

  • Failed to qualify for Indy 500 due to practice crash.
  • Ran 3 Indycar Series races with best finish of 18th (Michigan & Kentucky).
  • Finished 23rd in IndyCar Series points.
Roth driving in the Infiniti Pro Series in 2005 on the Streets of St. Petersburg

2005[edit]

  • Finished eighth in the IRL Indy Pro Series, driving for his own team, Roth Racing.
  • Recorded career-best second-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway, leading five laps.
  • Recorded two top-five finishes and 13 top-10 finishes.
  • Competed in his second Indianapolis 500, finishing 31st. Retired after 47 laps due to handling problems.

2004[edit]

  • Competed in four Indy Pro Series events. Drove in first three events for his own team, before selling his equipment to focus on the IRL IndyCar Series. Drove at California for Brian Stewart Racing.
  • Purchased IndyCar Series equipment becoming the first Indy Pro Series team owner to move up to the IndyCar Series.
  • Competed in the 88th Indianapolis 500. Qualified 32nd and finished 24th, completing 128 laps. First IRL driver to compete in both the Futaba Freedom 100 and the Indianapolis 500 in the same year.

2003[edit]

2002[edit]

  • Finished 10th in Indy Pro Series points, earning four top-10 finishes, including a fourth at Chicagoland.

1990[edit]

  • Competed in the Indy Lights series. Earned top-five finishes at Phoenix and Denver and a third-place finish at the Molson Indy Vancouver.

1989[edit]

1988[edit]

  • Graduated to Indy Lights competition, finishing 11th in his series debut at the Molson Indy Toronto.

1987[edit]

  • Made Canadian Formula Ford 2000 series debut with Brian Stewart Racing.

1975–82[edit]

Racing record[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
1988 TEAMKAR International United States
PHX
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
11
United States
MWL
United States
POC
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
United States
NAZ
United States
LAG
United States
MIA
28th 2
1989 TEAMKAR International United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
MIL
United States
DET
DNS
United States
POR
United States
MWL
16
Canada
TOR
17
United States
POC
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
20th 12
Stuart Moore Racing United States
NAZ
4
United States
LAG
1990 Stuart Moore Racing United States
PHX
5
United States
LBH
24
United States
MIL
16
United States
DET
6
United States
POR
14
United States
CLE
14
United States
MWL
7
Canada
TOR
7
United States
DEN
4
Canada
VAN
3
United States
MDO
10
United States
ROA
United States
NAZ
United States
LAG
11th 59
1991 Roquin Motorsports United States
LBH
11
United States
PHX
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
United States
MWL
Canada
TOR
United States
DEN
United States
MDO
United States
NAZ
United States
LAG
22nd 2

Indy Pro Series[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2002 Brian Stewart Racing United States
KAN
6
United States
NSH
9
United States
MIS
11
United States
KTY
13
United States
STL
United States
CHI
4
United States
TXS
10
10th 138
2003 Brian Stewart Racing United States
HMS
9
United States
PHX
11
United States
INDY
United States
PPIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIS
6
United States
STL
United States
KTY
United States
CHI
10
United States
FON
13
United States
TXS
12
15th 124
2004 Roth Racing United States
HMS
7
United States
PHX
10
United States
INDY
16
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
PPIR
United States
CHI
17th 79
Brian Stewart Racing United States
FON
11
United States
TXS
2005 Roth Racing United States
HMS
7
United States
PHX
10
United States
STP
9
United States
INDY
5
United States
TXS
6
United States
IMS
8
United States
NSH
11
United States
MIL
9
United States
KTY
7
United States
PPIR
7
United States
SNM
7
United States
CHI
2
United States
WGL
10
United States
FON
7
8th 355
2006 Roth Racing United States
HMS
9
United States
STP1
14
United States
STP2
12
United States
INDY
United States
WGL
United States
IMS
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
United States
KTY
United States
SNM1
United States
SNM2
United States
CHI
24th 56

Indy Pro Series career summary[edit]

Starts: 33
Wins: 0
Top 5: 3
Top 10: 23
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 5
Running at Finish: 28

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2004 Roth Racing United States
HMS
United States
PHX
Japan
MOT
United States
IND
24
United States
TXS
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
PPIR
United States
NZR
United States
CHI
United States
FON
United States
TX2
34th 12
2005 Roth/PDM Racing United States
HMS
United States
PHX
United States
STP
Japan
MOT
United States
IND
31
United States
TXS
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
PPIR
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
United States
WGL
United States
FON
37th 10
2006 Roth Racing United States
HMS
United States
STP
Japan
MOT
United States
IND
DNQ
United States
WGL
United States
TXS
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
United States
MIS
18
United States
KTY
18
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
19
23rd 36
2007 Roth Racing United States
HMS
15
United States
STP
Japan
MOT
United States
KAN
21
United States
IND
28
United States
MIL
United States
TXS
United States
IOW
United States
RIR
United States
WGL
United States
NSH
United States
MDO
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
SNM
United States
DET
United States
CHI
14
21st 53
2008 Roth Racing United States
HMS
21
United States
STP
DNS
Japan
MOT1
17
United States
LBH1
DNP
United States
KAN
26
United States
IND
32
United States
MIL
DNS
United States
TXS
22
United States
IOW
DNS
United States
RIR
19
United States
WGL
Wth
United States
NSH
13
United States
MDO
21
Canada
EDM
21
United States
KTY
23
United States
SNM
26
United States
DET
DNS
United States
CHI
16
Australia
SRF2
24th 166
1 Run on same day.
2 Non-points paying, exhibition race.
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
5 1 21 0 0 0 0 0 0

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2004 Dallara Toyota 32 24 Roth Racing
2005 Dallara Chevrolet 29 31 Roth/PDM Racing
2006 Dallara Honda DNQ Roth Racing
2007 Dallara Honda 30 28 Roth Racing
2008 Dallara Honda 33 32 Roth Racing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cavin, Curt. On Roth, Rubicon, and Montreal, Indianapolis Star Blogs, October 10, 2008
  2. ^ FAZZT Race Team to enter IndyCar Series in 2010 with Alex Tagliani Partnership acquires assets of Roth Racing., FAZZT PR, August 28, 2009, Retrieved 2009-10-20

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