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Scott Pruett, Race Car driver, Vintner, on making award winning wine and racing the Lexus RC F GT3

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Scott Pruett, Race Car driver, Vintner, on making award winning wine and racing the Lexus RC F GT3

People who live in South Auburn, California like the feel of the country life. Scott and Judy Pruett live in their dream house, which is nestled into their winery, overlooking Folsom Lake. It’s an idyllic setting for getting away and unwinding after a hard day’s work at the racetrack.

Pruett mixes winemaking with race car driving, while Judy and he write children’s books. They have published a number of children’s books about racing, published by their company, Word Weaver Books. The first book, entitled “Twelve Little Race Cars,” sold out at race tracks across the country.

From Pruett’s bio on his website, you can see that he is winning awards in racing and winemaking;

Experience: NASCAR, Grand American, CART, USAC, ALMS, IMSA GTO/GTU/GTP, SCCA Trans Am, IROC, Professional Karting Association

Rolex Grand Am Championship (2004, team 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
SCCA Trans Am Championships (1987, 1994, 2003)
IMSA GTO Championships (1986, 1988)
IMSA GT Endurance Championship (1986, 2008)
Professional Karting Association World Title (1981)

Notable Wins/Honors:
Scott Pruett is teaming with Lexus once again, and will campaign the RC F GT3 in 2016. Pruett and Lexus have a history of success both on and off the track. Pruett campaigned Lexus-powered prototypes from 2004 through 2007 in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Championship Series, earning three driver championships and winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona overall in 2007. Beyond his on-track feats, Pruett was an integral part of the development and global promotion of both the Lexus LFA supercar and the Lexus IS F performance sedan.

Rolex Grand Am Record Most overall wins
Rolex Grand Am Champion (2012, 2010, 2008 and 2004)
Record breaking 8 American Road Racing Championships
Record seven time winner Rolex Daytona 24hr, including two back-to-back overall titles (2007 and 2008)
SCCA Trans-am champion (2003, 1994, 1987)
2002 Olympic Torchbearer
24 Heurs Du Mans LMGTS Class Winner (2001)
24 Hours of Daytona (2012, 2010, 2007, 2002, 1994, 1988, 1987)
IROC Daytona win (1991)
IROC Riverside win (1987)
CART wins (Michigan 500 1995), and Australia (1997)
Indianapolis 500 Co-Rookie of the Year (1989)
IMSA Champion (1988, 1986)
World Karting Hall of Fame Inductee (1991)


Scott Pruett, a native Californian, started his racing career after only 8 birthdays. He rose through the karting and sports car ranks before establishing a 10-year strong career in the Championship Auto Racing Teams series. Before joining CART full-time, Pruett built a solid, multidisciplinary racing career. He was a two-time SCCA Trans-Am champion with two IMSA GTO championships, including two 24 Hours of Daytona GTO wins. He had an IMSA GT Endurance title, 10 pro karting titles, and annual IROC participation under his belt.

Competing in the Rolex 24hr at Daytona, Scott won in 2007 with teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Salvador Durán, and again in 2008 with Juan Pablo Montoya, Memo Rojas and Dario Franchitti, for back-to-back wins.

Along with competing in selected NASCAR races in 2008, Pruett continued to campaign in the Rolex Grand Am Daytona Prototype Series with Chip Ganassi Racing from 2008 through 2011. He and teammate Memo Rojas won the championship in 2008, representing Scott’s second win in the series. They finished a close second in the 2009 championship, and in 2010 the pair took home the Championship once again, with Pruett breaking many records along the way.

In 2012, Pruett again paired with Memo Rojas and Chip Ganassi Racing in the Rolex Grand Am Daytona Prototype Series, this time powered by BMW, and once again won the Championship. Pruett and Rojas teamed up again in 2013, taking first in the Owner’s Championship and second in the Driver’s Championship! Scott took the overall win in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, tying Hurley Haywood’s record at five victories.

Pruett Vineyard is continually gaining acclaim with consistently outstanding Wine Spectator ratings. Highlights from 2012 include a 96 rating for his Championship Cuvee, and a 95 rating for his Taylor’s Reserve Syrah. Pruett’s four 2013 estate wines, Championship Cuvee, Lucky Lauren Red, CSP Estate Syrah and Taylor’s Reserve Syrah, earned impressive ratings of 94, 90, 93 and 90 respectively from Wine Spectator!

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