3 Paul Tracy
Team: Dragon Racing
Sponsors: KV Racing, Monster Energy, Troy Lee Designs
- Scarborough, Ont., Canada
Fascinated by cars since boyhood, Paul raced go-karts at Goodwood Kartways near his hometown until he was 16. At age 16, in 1985, he became the youngest ever Canadian Formula Ford Champion. He also holds the record as the youngest winner of the single seater Can-Am series in 1986.
Tracy worked his way up through the racing ranks and in the United States. He won the 1990 Indy Lights Championship, setting a record with nine wins.
He made his CART debut in 1991 driving for Dale Coyne Racing, then signed with Team Penske as a test driver, taking part in three more races that season. His first full year of Champ Car competition came in 1993 and he made the most of the opportunity. He won five times with his first win coming at Long Beach.
Paul owns and maintains an eclectic fleet of vehicles, including three Ron Simms Harley Davidson motorcycles, two mountain bikes and a dirt bike. He is an avid go-karter and he owns and maintains two Paul Tracy model 125cc shifter karts. He enjoys taking his Harleys to Daytona Bike Week, the Sturgis Rally and The Love Ride.
He spends his leisure time on Lake Meade in a 40-foot Skater race/pleasure boat. A self-confessed video game junkie, he owns three PlayStations.
2003 Champ Car Champion
2003 RACER Magazine Racer of the Year
2003 SPEED Most Popular Driver Award
2003 WorldCom Most Popular Driver Award
1st Among Active CART Drivers in Career Victories (29)
2002 WorldCom Most Popular Driver Award
Two-time Member of the CART All-Star Team (1999, 2000)
Tied for the FedEx Championship Series Lead With Three Victories in 2000
2nd Among Active Drivers in Career Poles (18)
Established Track Qualifying Record of 234.949 MPH While Winning the Pole at Michigan Speedway
Voted “Most Improved Driver” by His Peers in 1999
Has Finished Career-Best Third in Championship Standings Three Times (1993-94, ’99)