18 Year old Canadian Scott Hargrove is British Columbia's only young racing driver competing at any level in the Mazda Road to Indy. Scott is the driver for #38 Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing entry in the 2013 Cooper Tires USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda.
Scott started racing go karts in 2008 and now races with Italian Motors, one of the premier go kart teams in North America. In 2010 Scott moved into senior competition and after a very successful rookie season he claimed 2 IKF Region 6 Gold Cup Karting Championships. Scott went to the SKUSA SuperNationals for the third time in 2011, coming home with a heat race win and 3rd place overall in S2. Scott was invited to the Skip Barber Karting Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in December 2010 where he won a coveted Scholarship presented by MAZDASPEED Motorsports, The FIA Motorsports Safety Development Fund and Skip Barber Racing School. In 2011 Scott competed in the Skip Barber Summer Series, claiming Rookie of the Year and Runner Up in the Championship.
2012 USF2000 rookie season started out with a podium at Winter Fest, Scott displayed impressive speed throughout the regular season, ending the year with 3 top 5 finishes in the last 4 races, including a podium result at the Baltimore Grand Prix. Along with USF2000 competition, Hargrove was nominated for Team Canada’s scholarship program for 2012, and was a podium finisher at the SKUSA Supernats for the 2nd year in a row.
Scott currently attends Surrey Christian Secondary School. While Scott is not racing he loves to mountain bike in the summer and ski in the winter, both of which he is fortunate enough to do close to his home in Vancouver, British Columbia. On a regular basis Scott loves to run, especially with his school on their Cross Country and Track and Field teams. He has competed at the provincial level in 400 Meter and Long Jump events. Scott also has a passion for electronics, taking apart everything in need of fixing.
Scott looks forward to pursuing a professional career by progressing through the Mazda Road to Indy. Welcome aboard and enjoy the ride!
Hobbies: Working on my car, biking, hanging out with friends, working out/running, go-karting
Racing goal: To pursue my dream of becoming Canada’s top driver in the IndyCar Series
Racing hero: Greg Moore
My fitness routine includes: Running, biking & Crossfit training
Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Nope, whatever happens, happens. Every race I do things a little different.
The one talent I wish I had: To be a great singer
An interesting note about me: I can fix almost everything electronic. I am a complete tech nerd.
2014: Finished second in the pre-season Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship with one win and a second-place finish at Barber Motorsports Park and two top-five drives at NOLA Motorsports Park.
2013: Won the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda posting four wins, five additional podiums and 10 top-five finishes … claimed six pole positions and three additional front row starts … set five fastest race laps … Team Canada Scholarship recipient.
2012: Competed in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda ... placed 11th in points after missing three races ... earned three top-five finishes, including a best of third on the streets of Baltimore ... finished sixth in the season-opening Cooper Tires USF2000 Winterfest with one podium finish and five top-10 results in the six races.
2011: Posted the fastest laps in three of four sessions at the Mazda Road to Indy Chris Griffis Memorial Test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course... Skip Barber Summer Series Rookie of the Year ... Skip Barber Summer Series Championship runner-up ... claimed four race wins, five pole positions and seven podium finishes in Skip Barber competition ... set two track records at Lime Rock and Autobahn ... IKF Region 6 IAME Sr. champion and IKF Region 6 Shifter champion.
2010: Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout winner ... SKUSA SuperNationals Tag Senior heat race winner ... IKF Region 6 IAME Sr. champion and Rookie of the Year ... IKF Region 6 Shifter champion and Rookie of the Year.
2008: West Coast Kart Club Junior II champion.