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Greg Moore

Canadian racing car driver

Died when: 24 years 192 days (294 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Greg Moore

Gregory William Moore (April 22, 1975 – October 31, 1999) was a Canadian professional race car driver who competed in the Indy Lights and Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) series from 1993 to 1999.

He began competitive karting at the age of ten and achieved early success, before progressing to open-wheel car racing in the Canadian Formula Ford Championship in 1991.

Moore won the 1992 USAC FF2000 Western Division Championship and the 1995 Indy Lights Championship.He began competing in CART with Forsythe Racing in 1996, finishing ninth in the drivers' championship and was second to Alex Zanardi in the Rookie of the Year standings.

The following year, Moore claimed the first two victories of his career to finish seventh in the points' standings.He improved on his performance to place fifth overall with a further two wins in 1998.

In 1999, he took another win as his form lowered and fell to tenth.At the season-ending Marlboro 500 at California Speedway, Moore was killed in a violent airborne collision with a concrete barrier on the race's tenth lap.

He was the second driver to be killed in CART competition in 1999 after Gonzalo Rodríguez three races earlier at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

It was scheduled to be Moore's final race for Forsythe Racing before moving to Team Penske in 2000.Overall Moore competed in 72 CART races, winning five and achieving 17 podium finishes.

He was a popular figure known as an oval track specialist.Moore's car number 99 was retired from the list of those available to drivers competing in CART and its support series as a mark of respect.

Since his death, the Greg Moore Foundation was established in his honour to continue his legacy through charitable causes.Three establishments in British Columbia have been named after the driver.

Moore was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame and BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.

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