Scott Goodyear

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Scott Goodyear
Scott Goodyear 2008 Indy 500 Second Qual Day.jpg
Scott Goodyear at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2008.
Nationality  Canada
Born (1959-12-20) December 20, 1959 (age 55)
Toronto, Ontario
Retired 2001
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active 1997-2001
Teams Treadway Racing
Panther Racing
Team Cheever
Starts 39
Wins 3
Poles 1
Fastest laps 2
Best finish 2nd in 2000
Scott Goodyear
CART Championship Car
Years active 1987, 1989-1996
Teams Gohr Motorsports
Hemelgarn Racing
Shierson Racing
Walker Racing
King Racing
Tasman Motorsports
Starts 97
Wins 2
Poles 2
Best finish 5th in 1992
Previous series
1986 North American Formula Atlantic East Series
Championship titles
1986 North American Formula Atlantic East Series
Awards
2002 Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee

Scott Goodyear (born December 20, 1959) is a Canadian former race car driver. Goodyear ran the IRL and Champ Car series during his career from 1987, winning the Michigan 500 in 1992 and 1994. He is also notable for almost winning the Indianapolis 500 on three different occasions.

Goodyear qualified for eleven Indianapolis 500 races from 1990 to 2001, missing only the 1996 race as he was not entered. After starting last (33rd) in the 1992 race he finished 2nd to Al Unser, Jr. by 0.043 seconds. Goodyear's main sponsor was Mackenzie Financial Corporation at the time.[1]

He could have won the 1995 race, but after leading forty-two laps, Goodyear mistakenly passed the pace car on a late restart and was penalized to fourteenth place after ignoring the black flags. Goodyear finished second again in 1997 after being passed by Arie Luyendyk on the back straight at lap 194. He might have won if not for a controversial restart on the last lap, when the green and white flag waved despite the on-track lights still signaling yellow. Goodyear, who had expected the race to finish under caution, was weaving his car to keep his tires warm at the time of the restart. Meanwhile, eventual winner Luyendyk had already begun accelerating away from the field.

He drove in a couple of CART races for Walker Racing in 1996 before a practice accident at the Emerson Fittipaldi Speedway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil sidelined him for most of the season. In 1997 he moved to the Indy Racing League with Treadway Racing and in 1998 moved to Panther Racing, where he stayed for three seasons, just losing out for the series title in 2000 to Buddy Lazier. He retired from racing following a crash with Sarah Fisher in the 2001 Indianapolis 500 and became a commentator for ABC and ESPN's coverage of the IRL with Paul Page, Jack Arute, Rusty Wallace, Todd Harris, Marty Reid, and currently with Allen Bestwick and Eddie Cheever.

In 1988 he was crowned champion of the Rothmans Porsche Turbo Cup series driving the Pop 84 / Pfaff 944 Turbo race car, winning 3 of the 8 races. [2]

He also co-drove the second of the factory entered Porsche GT1 machines in the 1996 24 Hours of Le Mans with Yannick Dalmas and Karl Wendlinger. They finished third behind the other GT1 and the winning WSC-95 of Joest racing.

Scott Goodyear was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.[3]

Racing record[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

CART[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1987 Gohr Motorsports United States
LBH
United States
PHX
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
MEA
Ret
United States
CLE
15
Canada
TOR
8
United States
MIS
United States
POC
United States
ROA
Ret
United States
MDO
Ret
United States
NZR
United States
LS
11
United States
MIA
15
28th 7
1989 Hemelgarn Racing United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
United States
MEA
Canada
TOR
Ret
United States
MIS
United States
POC
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
Ret
United States
NZR
United States
LS
48th 0
1990 O'Donnell Racing
Shierson Racing
United States
PHX
10
United States
LBH
17
United States
INDY
10
United States
MIL
10
United States
DET
8
United States
POR
Ret
United States
CLE
Ret
United States
MEA
Ret
Canada
TOR
9
United States
MIS
10
United States
DEN
8
Canada
VAN
7
United States
MDO
22
United States
ROA
12
United States
NZR
10
United States
LS
14
13th 36
1991 Walker Racing Australia
SRF
Ret
United States
LBH
7
United States
PHX
Ret
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
9
United States
DET
8
United States
POR
10
United States
CLE
Ret
United States
MEA
8
Canada
TOR
7
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
DEN
Ret
Canada
VAN
8
United States
MDO
11
United States
ROA
9
United States
NZR
Ret
United States
LS
Ret
13th 42
1992 Walker Racing Australia
SRF
9
United States
PHX
Ret
United States
LBH
5
United States
INDY
2
United States
DET
Ret
United States
POR
8
United States
MIL
8
United States
NHA
3
Canada
TOR
6
United States
MIS
1
United States
CLE
10
United States
ROA
Ret
Canada
VAN
5
United States
MDO
Ret
United States
NZR
4
United States
LS
Ret
5th 108
1993 Walker Racing Australia
SRF
10
United States
PHX
Ret
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
INDY
7
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
DET
10
United States
POR
12
United States
CLE
Ret
Canada
TOR
9
United States
MIS
5
United States
NHA
Ret
United States
ROA
10
Canada
VAN
4
United States
MDO
3
United States
NZR
2
United States
LS
4
9th 86
1994 King Racing Australia
SRF
10
United States
PHX
11
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
22
United States
DET
11
United States
POR
Ret
United States
CLE
14
Canada
TOR
10
United States
MIS
1
United States
MDO
22
United States
NHA
11
Canada
VAN
4
United States
ROA
7
United States
NZR
8
United States
LS
Ret
12th 55
1995 Tasman Motorsports United States
MIA
Australia
SRF
United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
NZR
United States
INDY
15
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
ROA
Canada
TOR
United States
CLE
United States
MIS
United States
MDO
12
United States
NHA
Canada
VAN
14
United States
LS
32nd 1
1996 Walker Racing United States
MIA
12
Brazil
RIO
DNS
Australia
SRF
United States
LBH
United States
NZR
United States
500
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
19
United States
MIS
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
Canada
VAN
9
United States
LS
18
25th 5

Indy Racing League[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
1996–1997 Treadway Racing United States
NHM
United States
LVS
United States
WDW
3
United States
PHX
17
United States
INDY
2
United States
TXS
4
United States
PPI
7
United States
CLT
3
United States
NH2
16
United States
LV2
2
5th 226
1998 Panther Racing United States
WDW
17
United States
PHX
6
United States
INDY
24
United States
TXS
4
United States
NHM
2
United States
DOV
6
United States
CLT
3
United States
PPI
18
United States
ATL
4
United States
TX2
22
United States
LVS
22
7th 244
1999 Panther Racing United States
WDW
2
United States
PHX
1
United States
CLT
C1
United States
INDY
27
United States
TXS
1
United States
PPI
12
United States
ATL
16
United States
DOV
17
United States
PP2
21
United States
LVS
25
United States
TX2
23
9th 217
2000 Panther Racing United States
WDW
4
United States
PHX
2
United States
LVS
12
United States
INDY
9
United States
TXS
5
United States
PPI
16
United States
ATL
11
United States
KTY
2
United States
TX2
1
2nd 272
2001 Team Cheever United States
PHX
United States
HMS
United States
ATL
United States
INDY
32
United States
TXS
United States
PPI
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
KTY
United States
STL
United States
CHI
United States
TX2
47th 1
1 The 1999 VisionAire 500K at Charlotte was cancelled after 79 laps due to spectator fatalities. Goodyear qualified 3rd.

Indy Racing League career summary[edit]

Year Team Wins Points Championship Finish
1997 Treadway Racing 0 226 5th
1998 Panther Racing 0 244 7th
1999 Panther Racing 2 217 9th
2000 Panther Racing 1 272 2nd
2001 Team Cheever 0 1 47th

3 wins, 0 championships

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine No Start Finish Team
1990 Lola T89/00 Judd AV 28 21st 10th O'Donnell/Shierson Racing
1991 Lola T91/00 Judd AV 15 12th 27th O'Donnell Racing
1992 Lola T92/00 Chevrolet 265A 15 33rd 2nd Walker Racing
1993 Lola T93/00 Ford XB 2 4th 7th Walker Racing
1994 Lola T94/00 Ford XB 40 33rd 30th King Racing
1995 Reynard 95I Honda HRH 24 3rd 14th Tasman Motorsports
1997 G-Force Oldsmobile 6 5th 2nd Treadway Racing
1998 G-Force Oldsmobile 4 10th 24th Panther Racing
1999 G-Force Oldsmobile 4 9th 27th Panther Racing
2000 G-Force Oldsmobile 4 13th 9th Panther Racing
2001 Dallara Infiniti 52 16th 32nd Team Cheever

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Class No Tyres Car Team Co-Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1987 C1 3 M Porsche 956
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
Switzerland Brun Motorsport United Kingdom Bill Adam
Canada Richard Spenard
120 DNF DNF
1996 GT1 26 M Porsche 911 GT1
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
Germany Porsche AG Austria Karl Wendlinger
France Yannick Dalmas
341 3rd 2nd

International Race of Champions[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

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References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Michael Angus
North American Formula Atlantic
Atlantic Division Champion

1986
Succeeded by
Calvin Fish