Kelley Racing Crew Member Spotlight: Scott "Scooter" Erickson

A native of Seattle, Washington, Scott "Scooter" Erickson joined Kelley Racing three years ago as a composite fabricator and mechanic. After ten years as a demolition specialist, Erickson made a career change in 1991 to motorsports joining the Miss Budweiser, one of the most successful Unlimited Hydroplane race teams in the world with driver Dave Villwock.

During his seven years as a crewmember on the world circuit, Erickson and teammates celebrated several wins as well as winning the prestigious APBA Gold Cup and two national and world championships. He made the move to Indianapolis and the Indy Racing League in 1997.

In 2002, Scooter was part of the Kelley Racing crew responsible for the success of the Kelley Racing HomeMed Infiniti Pro Series team and driver Jason Priestley and went over the wall to change the left front tire for Tony Renna during IRL events. His favorite track is California Speedway and want to continue to contribute to the success of Kelley Racing teams on the track with wins and championships.

During his spare time, he enjoys vacationing in Mexico and water sports. He recently bought a home in Fishers, Indiana and is in the process of remodeling and decorating. Scooter also collects Hard Rock Cafe memorabilia. Scooter is single and enjoys visiting his family in Idaho and Washington as the racing schedule permits.