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Greg Moore

Birthdate:   22 April 1975
Website: http://http://www.gregmoore.com/mantest2
Category: Sports

Greg Moore was born on April 22, 1975 in New Westminster, BC. He started racing karts at the age of 10, winning the North American Enduro KART Championship four years later in 1989 and again in 1990.

Greg started racing Formula Ford cars in 1991. The following year he was named the Esso Protec Formula Ford 1600 Rookie of the Year after winning one race and placing fourth in the overall championship.

In 1992, Greg won four races and took four pole positions. He was the USAC Formula 2000 West Champion and Rookie of the Year.

The following year, Greg began racing in the Indy Lights circuit. Despite racing with an under-funded, family-run team, he placed ninth in the 1993 Indy Lights Championship. At the age of 18, Greg became the youngest driver ever to win a CART-sanctioned race when he won the 1994 Indy Lights season-opener at Phoenix. He won three Lights races in 1994 and finished third in the championship.

Greg joined Jerry Forsythe's Player's team and won the 1995 Indy Lights Championship with a spectacular record-setting season that saw him win 10 of 12 races, including five in a row.

At the age of 20 Greg graduated to Indy cars. His rookie season included a second place finish at Nazareth, third at Cleveland and fourth in Toronto. Greg became the youngest driver in Indy car racing history to win a race when he scored his first CART victory in June 1997 at Milwaukee at the age of 22. He won again in Detroit the following week.

In 1998 Greg won in Rio de Janeiro and took the U.S. 500 at Michigan. He finished the season fifth in overall points. He won the season-opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway and led the championship after the first three races. In 1999 he signed a three-year contract to drive for Roger Penske in 2000-2002.

Greg Moore was killed in a crash during the race at Fontana, California on October 31, 1999 at the age of 24.






Resume:

Started 72 CART Indy car races

Won 5 Indy car races

Was the youngest driver in the history of Indy car racing to win a race when he won at Milwaukee at the age of 22

Won the 1998 US 500 at Michigan

12 other podium finishes (second or third)

Tied for 9th place for overall wins in CART history

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Posted by: Hyack      Last updated: 01-09-2006      Hits: 10262



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