Steve Knapp is a former driver in IndyCar races. Steve Knapp career at the Indianapolis 500 lasted from the 1998-2000 seasons. Steve Knapp racing career at the end was mostly focused on the Indianapolis 500 race. Steve Knapp net worth is known to be high from his racing career. The competitive and famous racer, Steve Knapp bio is given below.
Steve Knapp racing career in the famous Indianapolis 500 race is what made his name known around the world. After retiring from his previous career, he is currently the owner of Elite Engines, one of the country’s top engine builders both at the pro and amateur levels. The success of his company has also increased Steve Knapp net worth and prominence. His family was already involved in the racing scene so Steve Knapp career was bound to be associated with it. Steve Knapp bio can be found on various social media sites with his personal and professional details.
Steve Knapp was born on April 17, 1964, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was born to father Jerry Knapp. His father was a legendary Formula Vee and Super Vee competitor and owner and operator of Elite Enterprises and Elite Auto Sports. Because of his family background, Steve Knapp age was small when he started getting involved in the racing scene. Other personal information relating to Steve Knapp family and education details are not available to the general public. Steve Knapp Wikipedia page also does not have much information about his childhood days. The information about the early life of Steve Knapp has not yet been fully available to the public.
Steve Knapp career in the racing field began at an early age. Just at the age of 14, he became solely responsible for the preparation and operation of his father’s two-car race team. This got him more recognition from an early age. Steve Knapp first recorded race was in the year 1983. He raced at the SCCA National Championship at the Road Atlanta track consecutively from the year 1983 to 1988. In the year 1983, he started at the 26th position and ended the race in 13th position. The year 1984, he received huge recognition for finishing 4th in the race being started at the 16th position. The year after was however not so much favorable for him. In the year 1985, he started the race at the 1st position but finished it at the 12th position. It was the year 1986 that marked his name in the race. Finally, his hard work and perseverance paid off as he claimed the SCCA National Sports 2000 Championship. The same year, he also went on to become the 1986 S2000 Pro Series Champion, as well as Ohio Triple Crown Winner. He repeated the performance of the previous year by again becoming the S2000 Pro Series Champion in the year 1987. The following two years, 1987 and 1988, Steve finished the SCCA National Championship race in 2nd and 3rd position respectively. He took some break from the race and later returned in the year 1995 and raced in the track Mid-Ohio. He finished the race in 2nd position.
Steve Knapp joined the Indy 500 race in the year 1998. In his rookie career, he started 23rd and drove his way to the front early in the race. He ran in the top five and raced his way to 3rd place. He continued to race in the Indy until he was severely injured in 1999 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Ignoring the surgeon’s advice to not race anymore, he continued to race in the IRL Series. Along with many other races during those years, he participated two more times in the Indianapolis 500, eventually retiring from driving in 2001. After retiring from his racing career, Steve Knapp currently focuses on building car engines at his company, Elite Engines. His company has had quite a success throughout the years raising Steve Knapp net worth.
Steve Knapp net worth is estimated to be huge from his racing career. Steve Knapp net worth is also amassed from the success of his company. Steve Knapp net worth has not been exactly available to the public. Steve Knapp net worth is likely to increase in the following years from the ongoing success of his company.
Steve Knapp personal life information is not that clear as he is reluctant on speaking about his personal life in front of the media. He is a married man and his name also helps him running the company.
Steve Knapp age at the current is 53 years old. He wears spectacles and has a short hair. He is of an American nationality belongs to white ethnicity.
Steve Knapp has received a few awards throughout his career. He was named Land of Lakes Region SCCA’s Mechanic of the Year for being solely responsible for the preparation and operation of his father’s two-car race team at just the age of 14. In the year 1986, in which claimed the SCCA National Sports 2000 Championship, he was named Chicago Region SCCA Driver of the Year. Similarly, he was honored with the 1998 Indy 500 Bank One Rookie Of The Year for his remarkable performance in his first Indy race in the year 1998.
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