IndyCar Legend Scott Goodyear becomes GM of Omologato USA

IndyCar Legend Scott Goodyear becomes GM of Omologato USA

We're delighted that Scott Goodyear has been appointed GM of Omologato USA.

Scott Goodyear, a name synonymous with speed, skill, and sheer determination in the world of Indycar racing, has left an indelible mark on the sport throughout his illustrious career. Born in Toronto, Canada, Goodyear's journey from a young racing enthusiast to a seasoned professional is a testament to his unwavering passion and commitment to excellence.

Goodyear's early foray into motorsports began in his teenage years when he competed in karting events, showcasing a natural talent behind the wheel. His innate ability to navigate circuits with precision and speed quickly garnered attention, propelling him into the world of open-wheel racing. In 1990, Goodyear made his debut in the prestigious Indianapolis 500, marking the beginning of his enduring relationship with the legendary race.

Despite facing numerous challenges and setbacks early in his career, including financial constraints and limited opportunities, Goodyear remained undeterred in his pursuit of success. His perseverance paid off when he secured his first Indycar victory at Michigan International Speedway in 1992, a milestone that cemented his status as a formidable competitor in the series.

However, it was Goodyear's performances at the Indianapolis 500 that truly solidified his legacy in motorsports history. In 1992, he narrowly missed out on victory in one of the closest finishes in the race's history, crossing the finish line just 0.043 seconds behind winner Al Unser Jr. That race is still the closest finish in Indy 500 history. Undeterred by the heartbreaking defeat, Goodyear returned to the iconic oval year after year, determined to claim the coveted Borg-Warner Trophy.

In 1995, Goodyear started on the front row of the Indianapolis 500 and was one of the front runners throughout the iconic race leading many times during the event and setting the fastest race lap that day. Goodyear was leading the race when the final caution flag came out leading to the controversial restart which decided the winner of the event. Goodyear accelerated in turn 3 and quickly came up on a slow moving pace car and went pass the pace car in turn 4. Although Goodyear led the remaining laps of the Indy 500 and went across the finish line first, the officials deemed the move illegal and put Goodyear back to the 14th finishing position. Fellow Canadian Jacque Villeneuve won the race.

Despite the disappointment, Goodyear continued to compete in Indy Car racing winning five races in his career and would finish second again in the 500 mile race in 1997 to Arie Luyendyk. Goodyear also raced for the Audi Factory Team, the Porsche Factory team finishing third in the 24 Hours of LeMans classic, and for the Jaguar Factory team at the Daytona 24 hr event winning the GTP class with his teammates Scott Pruett and Davy Jones

Beyond his achievements on the track, Goodyear's contributions to the sport extend far beyond his racing prowess. As a respected ambassador for Indycar racing, he has played a vital role in promoting the sport and inspiring future generations of drivers. His dedication to excellence, resilience in the face of adversity, and unwavering passion for motorsports continue to serve as a source of inspiration for racing enthusiasts worldwide.

In reflecting on his remarkable career, Scott Goodyear's journey embodies the essence of what it means to be a true champion. Through triumphs and tribulations alike, he has remained steadfast in his pursuit of greatness, leaving an enduring legacy that will forever be celebrated in the annals of Indycar racing.

We’re proud that Scott has become a firm part of the Omologato family.

Goodyear spotting for Fernando Alonso at the Indy 500