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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 60)
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]

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Career historyEdit

2008Edit

  • Qualified for the 92nd Indy 500, finished 32nd after a single-car crash.
 
Roth's car after practicing for the 2007 Indy 500.

2007Edit

  • Qualified for the 91st Indy 500, finished 28th after a crash.
  • Competed in 4 IndyCar races with career-best 21st-place points finish
  • Recorded best career IndyCar finish of 14th at Chicagoland Speedway
 
Marty's 2006 car

2006Edit

  • Failed to qualify for Indy 500 due to practice crash.
  • Ran 3 Indycar Series races with best finish of 18th (Michigan & Kentucky).
  • Finished 23rd in IndyCar Series points.
 
Roth driving in the Infiniti Pro Series in 2005 on the Streets of St. Petersburg

2005Edit

  • Finished eighth in the IRL Indy Pro Series, driving for his own team, Roth Racing.
  • Recorded career-best second-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway, leading five laps.
  • Recorded two top-five finishes and 13 top-10 finishes.
  • Competed in his second Indianapolis 500, finishing 31st. Retired after 47 laps due to handling problems.

2004Edit

  • Competed in four Indy Pro Series events. Drove in first three events for his own team, before selling his equipment to focus on the IRL IndyCar Series. Drove at California for Brian Stewart Racing.
  • Purchased IndyCar Series equipment becoming the first Indy Pro Series team owner to move up to the IndyCar Series.
  • Competed in the 88th Indianapolis 500. Qualified 32nd and finished 24th, completing 128 laps. First IRL driver to compete in both the Futaba Freedom 100 and the Indianapolis 500 in the same year.

2003Edit

2002Edit

  • Finished 10th in Indy Pro Series points, earning four top-10 finishes, including a fourth at Chicagoland.

1990Edit

  • Competed in the Indy Lights series. Earned top-five finishes at Phoenix and Denver and a third-place finish at the Molson Indy Vancouver.

1989Edit

1988Edit

  • Graduated to Indy Lights competition, finishing 11th in his series debut at the Molson Indy Toronto.

1987Edit

  • Made Canadian Formula Ford 2000 series debut with Brian Stewart Racing.

1975–82Edit

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
 
IND
24
 
TXS
 
RIR
 
KAN
 
NSH
 
MIL
 
MIS
 
KTY
 
PPIR
 
NZR
 
CHI
 
FON
 
TX2
34th 12
2005 Roth/PDM Racing  
HMS
 
PHX
 
STP
 
MOT
 
IND
31
 
TXS
 
RIR
 
KAN
 
NSH
 
MIL
 
MIS
 
KTY
 
PPIR
 
SNM
 
CHI
 
WGL
 
FON
37th 10
2006 Roth Racing  
HMS
 
STP
 
MOT
 
IND
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
 
IND
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
 
IND
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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