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Ludwig Heimrath, Jr. (born September 9, 1956 in Scarborough, Ontario) was a Canadian racecar driver. He started his driving career racing Go-karts and Formula Fords. In 1979 and 1980 he won the Ontario Formula Ford Championship winning seven races in total. In 1981 and 1982, he competed in selected International Motorsport Association (IMSA) races. In 1983, he competed in the Robert Bosch Super Vee Series. Ludwig was named Rookie of the Year winning a race and two pole positions. He also drove a prototype in the 24 hr of LeMans that year. In 1984, he won three races and three pole positions racing Super Vees. The next several years, Ludwig competed in the IMSA GTP Series and drove a factory supported Porsche in Trans-Am. Starting in 1987 through 1989 Ludwig competed in selected CART races. In 1987, at the Indy 500, he was the fastest qualifier the second weekend, qualifying 10th. His highest finish at the Indy 500 was 13th. Ludwig graduated as an engineer from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. He currently owns and operates All-Composite, Inc.a composite manufacturing company in the Pacific Northwest. He also is a college composite technology instructor and consultant. Ludwig is married to Kathy Rude, the first woman to win a major international sports car race, a GTU class win at 24 Hours of Daytona in 1982 with Lee Mueller and Allan Moffat. Heimrath's father, Ludwig Heimrath Sr., won the Trans Am Series championship in 1977, becoming the first person born outside the United States to win the championship since Horst Kwech in 1966.

American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

PPG Indycar SeriesEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
1984 Canadian Tire Racing LBH
PHX
INDY
MIL
POR
MEA
CLE
MCH
ROA
23
POC
MDO
SAN
MCH
PHX
LAG
CPL
NC 0
1985 Truesports Co. LBH
INDY
MIL
POR
MEA
CLE
MCH
ROA
POC
MDO
26
SAN
MCH
LAG
PHX
MIA
NC 0
1987 Dick Simon Racing LBH
15
PHX
22
INDY
30
MIL
10
POR
12
MEA
17
CLE
18
TOR
19
MCH
25
POC
12
ROA
MDO
26
NAZ
34th 5
Arciero Racing LAG
23
MIA
DNQ
1988 Hemelgarn Racing PHX
LBH
14
INDY
25
MIL
POR
23
CLE
26
TOR
19
MEA
12
MCH
POC
MDO
19
ROA
21
NAZ
LAG
MIA
7
28th 7
1989 Hemelgarn Racing PHX
9
LBH
24
INDY
13
MIL
DNS
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
22
MCH
DNQ
POC
MDO
25
ROA
17
NAZ
17
LAG
DNQ
26th 4

Indianapolis 500Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1987 Lola Cosworth 10 30 Dick Simon Racing
1988 Lola Cosworth 31 25 Hemelgarn Racing
1989 Lola Judd 18 13 Hemelgarn Racing

See alsoEdit

Template:Portal List of Canadians in Champ Car

External linksEdit

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