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Scott Heckert



Scott Heckert is a rookie in Pirelli World Challenge this season, but he’s no stranger to racing- and winning- on road courses. In fact, his success on road courses prompted him to switch from NASCAR to sportscar racing. Though the tracks are the same, the racing experience itself has been completely different to the young driver.


Scott Heckert started his racing story much the same way you’ll hear around the track: with karting and Skip Barber. “My first real car experience, if you will, was a Skip Barber open wheel formula car,” said Heckert. “I really liked racing that, but we didn’t have a good avenue to pursue in road course racing, because we really didn’t know where to go.”


But Heckert did find an avenue to race on oval courses. “We had a chance to run what’s called a Super Late model for a couple of years, and then the Super Late model led into the NASCAR stuff.”


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