Shigeaki Hattori

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Shigeaki Hattori
Nationality Japan
Born (1963-11-03) November 3, 1963 (age 50)
Okayama, Okayama
Retired 2005
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active 2000–2003
Teams Treadway-Vertex Cunningham Racing
Bradley Motorsports
A. J. Foyt Enterprises
Starts 26
Wins 0
Poles 0
Best finish 13th in 2001
Previous series
1999
1996–1998
1993–1994
CART World Series
Indy Lights
All-Japan Formula Three Championship

Shigeaki Hattori (服部 茂章, November 3, 1963) is a Japanese race car driver and team owner currently based in the United States. He is not related to Naoki Hattori, whom he briefly raced against in CART.

He owns Hattori Racing Enterprises, which competes part-time in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, fielding cars for David Garbo Jr., Lee Pulliam, Brett Moffitt, and Sergio Pena.

CART[edit]

Hattori raced for Bettenhausen in CART in 1999, but after he spun the car 18 times in 7 races, he had his CART competition license revoked[1] at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by chief steward Wally Dallenbach, Sr.. He started 7 races, with a best finish of 15th at Gateway International Raceway.

IRL[edit]

Shigeaki raced in the Indy Racing League from 2000 to 2003. His best IRL finish was a 6th at Texas Motor Speedway in 2002 and he finished 13th in IRL points in 2001 for Treadway-Vertex Cunningham Racing. He led a total of 28 laps in his 26 series starts.

NASCAR[edit]

He drove the #9 truck for Germain Racing in 2005,[2] his rookie season in the Craftsman Truck Series. He failed to qualify in several races, and was released at the end of the season after competing in 10 events and finishing 35th in series points. On August 18, 2013, he made his debut as a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team owner, fielding the #16 Goodyear of Japan Toyota at Michigan International Speedway in the National Guard 200. The team finished 17th.

Racing record[edit]

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
1996 Dorricott Racing MIA
9
LBH
DNS
NAZ
10
MIS
19
MIL
6
DET
13
POR
7
CLE
9
TOR
4
TRO
8
VAN
16
LS
14
13th 42
1997 Lucas Place Motorsports MIA LBH
9
NAZ
20
SAV
15
STL
23
MIL
16
DET
24
POR
23
TOR
26
TRO
14
VAN
12
LS
14
FON
18
25th 5
1998 Indy Regency Racing MIA
1
LBH
11
NAZ
14
STL
1
MIL
21
DET
20
POR
18
CLE
21
TOR
16
MIS
20
TRO
16
VAN
13
LS
9
FON
9
14th 52

CART[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Rank Points
1999 Bettenhausen Racing Reynard 98i Mercedes-Benz IC108E MIA
DNS
MOT
Ret
LBH
Ret
NZR
WD
RIO STL
15
MIL
Ret
POR
Ret
CLE ROA TOR
Ret
MIS DET MDO CHI
17
VAN LS
WD
HOU SRF FON 36th 0

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2000 Treadway-Vertex Cunningham Racing G-Force Oldsmobile WDW PHX LVS INDY TXS
8
PPI
17
ATL
9
KTY
8
TX2
7
22nd 109
2001 Vertex-Cunningham Racing Dallara Oldsmobile PHX
13
HMS
15
ATL
8
INDY
DNQ
TXS
10
PPI
DNS
RIR
14
KAN
8
NSH
7
KTY
7
STL
15
CHI
21
TX2
16
13th 215
2002 Bradley Motorsports Dallara Chevrolet HMS PHX
25
27th 78
Infiniti FON
26
NZR
10
INDY
20
TXS
6
PPI
19
RIR KAN NSH MIS KTY STL CHI TX2
2003 A. J. Foyt Enterprises G-Force Toyota HMS
18
MOT
20
26th 43
Dallara PHX
10
INDY
30
TXS PPI RIR KAN NSH MIS STL KTY NZR CHI FON TX2

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
2001 Dallara Oldsmobile DNQ
2002 Dallara Infiniti 27 20
2003 Dallara Toyota 30 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Martin (2000-09-01). "Preparation Pays Off in Kentucky for Gregoire". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Shigeaki Hattori". NASCAR. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mitsuhiro Kinoshita
Formula Toyota Main Series
Champion

1994
Succeeded by
Takahiro Fujita