|Nationality United States|
Years active 1996–2003
Name Billy Boat
Role Racing driver
|Born February 2, 1966 (age 49)Phoenix, Arizona (1966-02-02) |
Teams A. J. Foyt EnterprisesPDM RacingTeam PelfreyBeck MotorsportsCurb Agajanian Performance GroupPanther Racing
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William Leonard "Billy" Boat (born February 2, 1966) is an American former open-wheel driver who raced in the Indy Racing League.
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- Racing career
- Personal life
- American openwheel racing results
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Boat began his career in USAC where he won 11 straight Western Series races on his way to the 1995 championship. He won the Turkey Night Grand Prix midget car race in 1995. He was a three-peat winner in the event after winning in 1996 and 1997. He made his first IRL start in 1997 Indianapolis 500 driving for A.J. Foyt Enterprises. In 1998 he won 6 poles, including 5 in a row, both league records, and won his first race at Texas Motor Speedway. It was his only IRL victory. He is one of the few drivers with the distinction to have started from both the pole (1998) and final 33rd (2000, 2001) starting position in the Indy 500. He has not appeared in an IRL race since the 2003 Indianapolis 500.
Boat is a graduate of Arizona State University. In 1986 he founded Billy Boat Performance Exhaust, a company that makes performance exhaust systems for luxury and high performance cars, light trucks, and high performance watercraft. Boat has four children, with three girls and one boy.
American open–wheel racing results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)