Ryan Norman
Ryan  Norman
Andretti Autosport
48 USA
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Ryan Norman
rank
5
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
0
Race Wins
0
Birthday
Mar 19, 1998
Hometown
Cleveland, OH
Residence
Aurora, OH

Ohioan Ryan Norman has taken an interesting route to the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires series, starting his racing career in motocross, racing dirt bikes from age four until 14. He completed the three-day Skip Barber Racing School in 2014 and competed in the Summer Series. He then transitioned to formula cars, earning a second-place finish in the SCCA Runoffs in Formula Enterprise. Norman won the 2016 Atlantic Championship and the SCAA Runoffs before joining the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires.

Education: High School Graduate

Hobbies: Fitness, hanging out with friends, travel, music, racing

Racing Goal: To win the Indy 500 and Verizon IndyCar Series championship

Racing Hero: Ayrton Senna

Fitness: Five days a week of weight lifting and one day of cardio

Interesting Note: I am a huge Star Wars nerd

Snapshot: Most of my time is focused on racing, especially over the past two years where it has become very serious. I spend a lot of time on my iRacing simulator. But I also love hanging out with my friends and flying down to Fort Myers, Florida where my dad lives and going to the beach and relaxing. I am a Cleveland Cavalier fan and Indians Fan of course! I have a big passion for music even though I can't sing or play an instrument. I listen to music pretty much 24/7. My favorite music lately has been house music like Cash Cash and Kygo, but my all time favorite song is Kings And Queens by Thirty Seconds to Mars.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 Indy Lights 6 0 0 4 6 0 6
2017 Indy Lights 16 0 0 1 14 0 15

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 11, 2017 (St. Petersburg)

Ryan's Road to Indy

  • 2017
    • Finished 11th in his rookie Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season with a best finish of fourth at Road America after starting a season-high third on the grid
    • Earned the season-long Tilton Hard Charger award for most gains in position.
  • 2016
    • Won the SCCA Runoffs in Formula Atlantic from the pole position
    • Won the SCCA Pro Formula Atlantic Championship with 10 victories and 13 podium finishes in 16 races
    • Tested with Andretti Autosport
  • 2015
    • Achieved two first place finishes at Road Atlanta as well as claiming the pole position for both races
    • Finished second and first place consecutively in his first two Majors races at Sebring driving in Formula Enterprise
    • Finished first place at VIR and claimed pole position
    • Finished second place at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Daytona
    • Signed with K-Hill Motorsports for 2016 Formula Atlantic Pro Series
  • 2014
    • Attended Skip Barber 3-day school at Road Atlanta and 2-day advanced racing school
    • Tested Formula Enterprise at Roebling Road
  • Early Career
    • Raced in regional races in motocross
    • Experimented with freestyle motocross
Andretti Autosport

Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.

The company boasts four Verizon IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one Pro Mazda championship (2013), one USF2000 championship (2010), claimed victory at the 2016 Freedom 100 (Indy Lights) and has won the Indianapolis 500 five times (2005, 2007, 2014, 2016 and 2017).

Michael Andretti competed for 19 years in CART before moving to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2003. He retired from full-time driving following the 2003 Indianapolis 500 to concentrate on team ownership and drove for the final time in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

Team Website andrettiautosport.com