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Billy Boat

Billy Boat, 2003 Indianapolis 500 practice, May 2003. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Billy Boat, 2003 Indianapolis 500 practice, May 2003. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Billy Boat. Copyright, Brian Crowe, 2017. Used with Permission.

Billy Boat. Copyright, Brian Crowe, 2017. Used with Permission.

Born:

02 Feb 1966
Phoenix, Arizona

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

7 (1996-2003)

Son Chad races, and Billy supports him and runs his team, as well as still making the odd driving appearance in sprints and midgets. Also runs a performance exhaust systems manufacturing company in Phoenix, which he began over thirty years ago and developed whilst still at university in his home State, where he completed a degree in finance. Billy started his career in midgets, winning the 1995 USAC midget crown, before moving into the newly-formed IRL where he became one of the main front-runners, but only actually ever won once - in Texas in 1998 - in his career in oepn-wheel racing. Boat's father was also at Indianapolis as a mechanic for Johnny McDaniel.

Biography last updated 18 Jan 2016