Steve Knapp (born April 17, 1964, Minneapolis, Minnesota), is a former driver in IndyCar. He raced in the 1998–2000 seasons with 13 career starts, including 3 at the Indianapolis 500. His best career finish was in his first race, a third place at the 1998 Indianapolis 500, where he was named Rookie of the Year. He never led a lap in any of his IRL races. Knapp now owns and operates Elite Engines out of West Bend specializing in FA, FC, S2, HART F2 and Mazda engines for the U.S. F2000 National Championship.

Steve Knapp
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NationalityAmerican
Born (1964-04-17) April 17, 1964 (age 58)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Retired2001
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active1998–2001
TeamsPDM Racing
ISM Racing
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Starts13
Wins0
Poles0
Best finish22nd in 1998
Previous series
1997Toyota Atlantic
Awards
1998Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year

Racing recordEdit

SCCA National Championship RunoffsEdit

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1983 Road Atlanta Lynx Volkswagen Formula Vee 13 26 Running
1984 Road Atlanta Lazer Volkswagen Formula Vee 4 16 Running
1985 Road Atlanta Lazer L85 Volkswagen Formula Vee 12 1 Running
1986 Road Atlanta Lola T86/90 Ford Sports 2000 1 6 Running
1987 Road Atlanta Lola T87/90 Ford Sports 2000 2 2 Running
1988 Road Atlanta Reynard 88SF Ford Formula Continental 3 3 Running
1995 Mid-Ohio Van Diemen Ford Formula Continental 2 3 Running

IRL IndyCar SeriesEdit

Year Team Chassis No. Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
1998 ISM Racing G-Force GF01B 55 Oldsmobile WDW
PHX INDY
3
TEX NHS 22nd 118
PDM Racing 18 DOV
13
CLT PIK
14
ATL
14
TEX
18
LSV
9
1999 G-Force GF01C Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
7
25th 69
ISM Racing 35 PHX
25
CLT
DNQ1
INDY
26
TEX
12
PIK
17
ATL
27
DOV
PIK
LSV
TEX
2000 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing G-Force 23 Oldsmobile WDW
PHX
LSV
INDY
19
TEX
PIK
ATL
KTY
TEX
38th 11
2001 Brayton Racing Dallara 37 PHX
HOM
ATL
INDY
DNQ
- 0
Hemelgarn Racing 93 INDY
DNQ
TEX
PIK
RIR
KAN
NSH
KTY
GAT
CHI
TEX
1 The 1999 VisionAire 500K at Charlotte was cancelled after 79 laps due to spectator fatalities.

Indy 500 resultsEdit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1998 G-Force Oldsmobile 23rd 3rd ISM Racing
1999 G-Force Oldsmobile 13th 26th ISM Racing
2000 G-Force Infiniti 27th 19th Dreyer & Reinbold
2001 Dallara Oldsmobile Failed to Qualify Brayton

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Sporting positions
Preceded by Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

1998
Succeeded by