Marty Roth

Marty Roth (born December 15, 1958) is a former Canadian race car driver who last competed in 2008 in the IndyCar Series where he owned his own team, Roth Racing.

Marty Roth
Marty Roth St. Petersburg 2008.jpg
NationalityCanadian
Born (1958-12-15) December 15, 1958 (age 62)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
IRL IndyCar Series
Years active2004–2008
TeamsRoth Racing
Starts21
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish21st in 2007
Previous series
2002–2006
1988–1991
Indy Pro Series
Indy Lights

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Roth was a successful land developer in the Toronto area before becoming involved in professional motorsports. He made starts in both the 2004 and 2005 Indy 500 races, as well as competing full-time in both of those seasons in the Indy Pro Series after acquiring the IPS assets of Panther Racing in 2003.

In April 2006, Roth sold his Pro Series equipment and announced that he would move up to the IndyCar Series full-time, starting with the 2006 Indianapolis 500, however Roth failed to qualify for the 500 after crashing his car in practice late on Bump Day before achieving a qualifying run. He returned to the series at Michigan International Speedway in July and ran two more races at the end of the year. In 2007, he ran the Indy 500 and two previous races. Roth made 12 starts in the 2008 IndyCar Series season. In five other races he crashed (sometimes several times) and failed to start the race. At season's end, he was reportedly told by league management that his license would not be renewed for 2009 leaving his career in the series in doubt. Roth reportedly placed his team up for sale[1] and later sold it to the new FAZZT Race Team.[2]

Racing recordEdit

American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
1988 TEAMKAR International PHX MIL POR CLE TOR
11
MWL POC MDO ROA NAZ LAG MIA 28th 2
1989 TEAMKAR International PHX LBH MIL DET
DNS
POR MWL
16
TOR
17
POC MDO ROA 20th 12
Stuart Moore Racing NAZ
4
LAG
1990 Stuart Moore Racing PHX
5
LBH
24
MIL
16
DET
6
POR
14
CLE
14
MWL
7
TOR
7
DEN
4
VAN
3
MDO
10
ROA NAZ LAG 11th 59
1991 Roquin Motorsports LBH
11
PHX MIL DET POR CLE MWL TOR DEN MDO NAZ LAG 22nd 2

Indy Pro SeriesEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2002 Brian Stewart Racing KAN
6
NSH
9
MIS
11
KTY
13

STL
CHI
4
TXS
10
10th 138
2003 Brian Stewart Racing HMS
9
PHX
11
INDY PPIR KAN NSH MIS
6
STL KTY CHI
10
FON
13
TXS
12
15th 124
2004 Roth Racing HMS
7
PHX
10
INDY
16
KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY PPIR CHI 17th 79
Brian Stewart Racing FON
11

TXS
2005 Roth Racing HMS
7
PHX
10
STP
9
INDY
5
TXS
6
IMS
8
NSH
11
MIL
9
KTY
7
PPIR
7
SNM
7
CHI
2
WGL
10
FON
7
8th 355
2006 Roth Racing HMS
9
STP1
14
STP2
12
INDY WGL IMS NSH MIL KTY SNM1 SNM2 CHI 24th 56

Indy Pro Series career summaryEdit

Starts: 33
Wins: 0
Top 5: 3
Top 10: 23
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 5
Running at Finish: 28

IndyCar SeriesEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2004 Roth Racing HMS PHX MOT INDY
24
TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY PPIR NZR CHI FON TX2 34th 12
2005 Roth Racing HMS PHX STP MOT INDY
31
TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY PPIR SNM CHI WGL FON 37th 10
2006 Roth Racing HMS STP MOT
INDY
DNQ
WGL
TXS
RIR
KAN
NSH
MIL
MIS
18
KTY
18
SNM
CHI
19
23rd 36
2007 Roth Racing HMS
15
STP
MOT
KAN
21
INDY
28
MIL
TXS
IOW
RIR
WGL
NSH
MDO
MIS
KTY
SNM
DET
CHI
14
21st 53
2008 Roth Racing HMS
21
STP
DNS
MOT1
17
LBH1
DNP
KAN
26
INDY
32
MIL
DNS
TXS
22
IOW
DNS
RIR
19
WGL
Wth
NSH
13
MDO
21
EDM
21
KTY
23
SNM
26
DET
DNS
CHI
16
SRF2 24th 166
1 Run on same day.
2 Non-points paying, exhibition race.
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
5 1 21 0 0 0 0 0 0

Indianapolis 500Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2004 Dallara Toyota 32 24 Roth Racing
2005 Dallara Chevrolet 29 31 Roth/PDM Racing
2006 Dallara Honda DNQ Roth Racing
2007 Dallara Honda 30 28 Roth Racing
2008 Dallara Honda 33 32 Roth Racing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cavin, Curt. On Roth, Rubicon, and Montreal, Indianapolis Star Blogs, October 10, 2008
  2. ^ FAZZT Race Team to enter IndyCar Series in 2010 with Alex Tagliani Partnership acquires assets of Roth Racing., FAZZT PR, August 28, 2009, Retrieved 2009-10-20

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