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Spencer James Pigot (born September 29, 1993) is an American racing driver, currently driving the #21 car for Ed Carpenter Racing in the IndyCar series.

Spencer Pigot
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Pigot at the 2018 ABC Supply 500
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1993-09-29) September 29, 1993 (age 26)
Pasadena, California, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[1]
Weight162 lb (73 kg)
Achievements2014 Pro Mazda Champion
2015 Indy Lights Champion
IndyCar Series career
15 races run over 2 years
Team(s)No. 21 (Ed Carpenter Racing)
2017 position20th
Best finish20th (2017)
First race2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg)
Last race2019 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey (Laguna Seca)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of May 19, 2017.

Personal lifeEdit

Spencer Pigot was born in Los Angeles and raised Pasadena, California, and Orlando where he graduated from Windermere Preparatory School.[2] He currently resides in Indianapolis.[3]

Racing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

After a successful career in youth karting, Pigot joined the Skip Barber National Championship in 2010 and won the title and a Mazdaspeed scholarship.[4] He was also awarded the Team USA Scholarship to compete in the Formula Ford Festival in England. In 2011 he joined the U.S. F2000 National Championship, part of the Mazda Road to Indy, driving for Andretti Autosport. He finished second in points with three wins. In 2012, he continued in the series, switching teams to Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. He won the 2012 U.S. F2000 Winterfest in the preseason, but again finished second in the main championship, but this time only missed out on the title by 7 points to Matthew Brabham. Pigot captured eight race wins compared to Brabham's four. In 2013 Pigot moved up the Road to Indy ladder into the Pro Mazda Championship with Team Pelfrey. He finished tied for third in points with Shelby Blackstock, but Blackstock won the tie-breaker for third by virtue of having three third place finishes to Pigot's one. Both drivers had one win and three-second place finishes.

In 2014 Pigot switched teams in Pro Mazda to Juncos Racing. He won the first four races of the season and captured the title in a controversial fight with Scott Hargrove. His championship earned him a scholarship to compete in Indy Lights in 2015.[5]

2015 saw Pigot clinch the Indy Lights championship by sweeping the final two races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. He won a scholarship to compete in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in the IndyCar Series and in November signed with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.[6]

IndyCar SeriesEdit

Pigot competed at the season opener at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and finished 14th. His next race was the Grand Prix of Indianapolis where he finished eleventh. In the 2016 Indianapolis 500 he qualified on the tenth row in 29th and finished the race in 25th, five laps down, the last car running, after running out of fuel mid-race during a caution flag. The next week it was announced that Pigot would drive in seven more road and street course races throughout the season for Ed Carpenter Racing in the No. 20 car driven by Ed Carpenter on ovals.[7]

In January 2017, it was announced that Pigot would return for a second season as road and street course driver in the Ed Carpenter Racing No. 20 entry.[8] It was confirmed on May 9, 2017 that Pigot would rejoin Juncos Racing for the 2017 Indianapolis 500.[9]

Ed Carpenter Racing announced on September 13, 2017 that Pigot would compete full-time in IndyCar Series for the first time in 2018.[10]

Sports CarsEdit

In addition to IndyCar, 2016 saw Pigot make his WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut. Pigot drove four races in the No. 55 Mazda prototype entry including the Rolex 24. He has retained the role for the 2017 season.[11] Pigot earned his first career IMSA podium with a third place finish at the 2017 Six Hours of the Glen[12] Pigot was announced in November 2017 as a driver with the newly formed Mazda Team Joest for 2018 endurance races as part of the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.[13]

American open-wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

U.S. F2000 National ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2011 Andretti Autosport SEB
3
SEB
2
STP
1
STP
2
ORP
4
MIL
6
MDO
3
MDO
4
ROA
1
ROA
2
BAL
11
BAL
1
2nd 281
2012 Cape Motorsports
Wayne Taylor Racing
SEB
3
SEB
1
STP
1
STP
1
LOR
1
MDO
1
MDO
23
ROA
16
ROA
3
ROA
2
BAL
1
BAL
24
VIR
1
VIR
1
2nd 332

Pro Mazda ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2013 Team Pelfrey AUS
2
AUS
16
STP
4
STP
4
IND
2
IOW
3
TOR
9
TOR
11
MOS
1
MOS
4
MOH
4
MOH
5
TRO
5
TRO
5
HOU
2
HOU
5
4th 297
2014 Juncos Racing STP
1
STP
1
BAR
1
BAR
1
IMS
8
IMS
8
LOR
3
HOU
9
HOU
1
MOH
4
MOH
6
MIL
1
SON
21
SON
5
1st 309

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2015 Juncos Racing STP
3
STP
3
LBH
2
ALA
1
ALA
1
IMS
7
IMS
12
INDY
9
TOR
1
TOR
1
MIL
7
IOW
8
MDO
8
MDO
3
LAG
1
LAG
1
1st 357

IndyCar SeriesEdit

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2016 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP
14
PHX LBH ALA IMS
11
INDY
25
21st 165
Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet DET
17
DET
18
RDA
9
IOW TOR
19
MDO
7
POC TXS WGL
15
SNM
22
2017 STP
20
LBH
8
ALA
20
PHX IMS
9
DET
10
DET
21
TXS ROA
12
IOW TOR
18
MDO
19
POC GTW WGL
12
SNM
13
20th 218
Juncos Racing INDY
18
2018 Ed Carpenter Racing STP
15
PHX
14
LBH
15
ALA
15
IMS
15
INDY
20
DET
10
DET
23
TXS
11
ROA
8
IOW
2
TOR
20
MDO
13
POC
16
GTW
6
POR
4
SNM
24
14th 325
2019 STP
11
COA
11
ALA
17
LBH
18
IMS
5
INDY
14
DET
10
DET
21
TXS
14
RDA
14
TOR
15
IOW
5
MDO
7
POC
17
GTW
21
POR
6
LAG
20
14th 335

* Season still in progress.

Indianapolis 500Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2016 Dallara Honda 29 25 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
2017 Dallara Chevrolet 29 18 Juncos Racing
2018 Dallara Chevrolet 6 20 Ed Carpenter Racing
2019 Dallara Chevrolet 3 14 Ed Carpenter Racing

Sports Car Racing ResultsEdit

WeatherTech SportsCar ChampionshipEdit

(key)(Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are class)

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2016 Mazda Motorsports P Mazda Prototype Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L I4 Turbo DAY
10
SEB
6
LBH LGA DET WGL
8
MOS ELK COA PET
6
16th 95
2017 Mazda Motorsports P Mazda RT24-P Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L I4 Turbo DAY
11
SEB
5
LBH COA DET WGL
3
MOS ELK LGA PET 20th 76
2018 Mazda Team Joest P Mazda RT24-P Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L I4 Turbo DAY
16
SEB
6
LBH MDO
14
DET WGL
10
MOS ELK LGA PET
3
22nd 108
2019 Juncos Racing DPi Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5 L V8 DAY SEB LBH MDO DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET
10
34th 21

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Zach Veach
U.S. F2000 Winterfest
Champion

2012
Succeeded by
Neil Alberico
Preceded by
Inaugural
Pro Mazda Winterfest
Champion

2014
Succeeded by
Jack Aitken
Preceded by
Matthew Brabham
Pro Mazda Championship
Champion

2014
Succeeded by
Santiago Urrutia
Preceded by
Gabby Chaves
Indy Lights
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Ed Jones