Greg Moore

Inducted 2000

One of Canada’s finest young Indycar drivers, Moore lost his life in a CART race in California in 1999. In 1990 he won the North American Enduro karting championship; in 1992 he was the USAC West Formula 2001 champion. His first year in Indy Lights (1993), he had eight top 10 finishes. In 1994 he finished third in the Indy Lights championship and in 1995 he won the Indy Lights title, winning 10 of 12 races, thus breaking a record set by Paul Tracy (who won 9 of 14). In 1996, he went to CART and had two podiums and one front-row start. In 1997 he became the youngest driver, 22years, 1 month, 10 days just edging Al Unser Jr. by 19 days, ever to win a National Championship race in CART (including when the series was sanctioned by USAC and the AAA) when he won the Milwaukee 200. He had one other win that season and finished fifth in points. He continued to win races and to finish on podiums (he was third in the standings in 1998) and, at the time of his death, had been signed by Roger Penske to team with Gil de Ferran on Team Penske in 2001.

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