Indy Lights - Scott Anderson

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Scott Anderson
Biography of Scott Anderson

Fort Collins, Colorado native, Scott Anderson, started go-karting at a young age. Over the years he worked his way up to compete in the Skip Barber Racing School Western series until 2011, and in 2012 he was signed to the Belardi Auto Racing for the USF200 National Championship presented by Cooper Tires.

Hobbies: Skiing, mountain biking, wakeboarding, hiking/climbing, swimming

Snapshot: I like to spend my spare time outdoors. Other than racing, skiing and mountain biking are my biggest passions, and I think it’s the best way for me to train for racing. My favorite music changes all the time. I go through a different phase probably every month.

Racing goal:  To be the IndyCar Series champion and Indy 500 winner

Racing hero:  Mika Hakkinen, Sebastien Loeb

My fitness routine includes:  Mountain biking/cycling, swimming, climbing, gym, etc. I try to do a little of everything.

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions:  None

The one talent I wish I had:  To be able to backflip on flat ground

2013: Finished fifth in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires… recorded a best finish of second and claimed six additional top-five results ... earned a pair of Quarter Master Hard Charger Awards.

2012: Finished third in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda ... won two races and added three more podium finishes in his rookie season.

2011: Won the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda Championship... scored six race wins, 12 podium finishes and four pole positions from the 16 -race season.... won a MAZDASPEED Driver Development scholarship to graduate to USF2000 in 2012.

2010-2011: Won the Skip Barber Western Race Series Championship... scored four wins... finished second in the Skip Barber Racing Southern Series with five race wins... also won the Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge Winter Tour (Mazda MX-5) Championship, also with four wins... claimed a total of 19 wins, 39 podium finishes and 15 poles from a total of 56 races between all three series.

2010: Finished seventh in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda.

2009: Finished third in the Skip Barber Western Series with four race wins.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2012 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 2 2 9 12 22 13
Total 14 2 2 9 12 22 13
2013 Pro Mazda 16 0 0 7 15 0 8
2012 Pro Mazda 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 17 0 0 7 15 0 9
2014 Indy Lights 14 0 0 2 12 0 12
Total 14 0 0 2 12 0 12
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Team co-owner Sam Schmidt made 27 career starts in the IndyCar Series as a driver, earning one victory and pole position, both achievements in his hometown of Las Vegas in September 1999 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway while driving for Treadway Racing.

In January 2000, Schmidt became a quadriplegic due to injuries suffered in a testing crash at Orlando, Fla. Schmidt puts his master's degree in international finance from Pepperdine University to work managing the marketing efforts for the IndyCar team he formed in 2001 and the strategic direction of the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation.

In late 2012, Schmidt and Ric Peterson, founder and COO of Oculus Transport Ltd., announced the formation of a partnership as owners of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.