Scott Pye is an Australian racing driver who competes in the Australian Supercars Championship since 2013. Prior to entering the major Supercars competition, he was a runner-up in the 2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series.
Earlier in a career, Pye was a successful racer in some low-grade single-seater competitions, winning the British Formula Ford Championship in 2010 and reaching podiums in the Australian Formula Ford and New Zealand Toyota Racing Series.
Start of a career in the New South Wales Formula Ford
Scott Pye was born on January 8, 1990, in Adelaide, South Australia. After few years of racing with go-karts, his first racing series with cars was the 2007 New South Wales Formula Ford Championship. In 2008, he moved to the Australian Formula Ford Championship as a member of Borland Racing Developments/CAMS Rising Stars team. In the first year of competition, he finished 7th in the points with four podiums.
Third place in Toyota Racing Series and Australian Formula Ford
Between seasons 2008 and 2009, Pye participated in the Toyota Racing Series New Zealand, winning three races and finishing third in the points. In the 2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship, still with CAMS Rising Stars, Pye improved his performances and finished third in the points, with two wins during the season.
2010 British Formula Ford champion
The next step was a move to Europe, where Scott competed in the British Formula Ford Championship. Driving the Mygale SJ10 for Jamun Racing, Pye was a dominant driver on the grid, winning twelve out of 25 races and taking his first championship title in a career.
British Formula 3 as last single-seater season
From January to March 2011, Pye competed again in the Toyota Racing Series, finishing fourth in the points. After that, he spent one more season in Europe, joining the Double R Racing team and progressing to the 2011 British Formula 3. The competition was more serious than in the Formula Ford, so Scott has won only one race on the way to 10th-place finish.
Runner-up in the 2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series
After returning to the southern hemisphere, Scott switched to touring cars, participating with Triple Eight Race Engineering in the 2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series with #80 Holden VE Commodore. He was immediately among the front-runners, scoring ten podiums and two wins in 18 races. He finished second in the championship, behind Scott McLaughlin.
During 2012, Scott Pye made his V8 Supercars Championship debut in two endurance events, participating at Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport's #30 Holden, together with Taz Douglas. His Bathurst debut lasted just 97 laps.
Sixth place at Bathurst as the best result in 2013
For 2013 V8 Supercars Championship season, Scott Pye joined Lucas Dumbrell Motorsports as a full-time driver in the #80 Holden VF Commodore, sponsored by Ekol and Hogs Breath. He missed the third event of the season at Pukekohe Park Raceway after crashing heavily at Symmons Plains Raceway. The damage to his car was so extensive that Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport was unable to repair it in time for the race. At Bathurst 1000, he achieved his best result of the season, finishing sixth with Paul Morris as a co-driver. At the end of the season, he was 27th in the points.
Pye joined Dick Johnson Racing in 2014
For 2014 season, Pye joined Dick Johnson Racing and switched to the #16 Ford FG Falcon. His teammate in the #17 car David Wall was also new in a team.
Pye scored his career-best result at Ipswich 400, finishing fourth. At Bathurst 1000, he and Ashley Walsh didn't reach the finish. At the end of the season, Pye was 19th in the championship standings.
DJR Team Penske as a new team for 2015
In 2015, the Dick Johnson Racing was converted into the new team and renamed to DJR Team Penske. The team was planning to run one car for Marcos Ambrose, but after just one race he stepped down from the full-time duties, so Scott Pye replaced him in the #17 Ford.
Pye suffered fractured rib after a crash at 2015 Bathurst 1000. In November, he scored his first podium, finishing third in the third race at Pukekohe Park Raceway. At the end of the season, he was 19th in the points.
Two podiums in the 2016 V8SC season
In 2016, DJR Team Penske expanded to run two cars, with Fabian Coulthard in the #12 Ford. Pye continued to drive the #17 Ford FG X Falcon, adding two more podiums (Phillip Island and Pukekohe) to his account.
He also captured his first pole position in the season-opening race in Adelaide but finished only 12th. At 2016 Bathurst 1000, Pye finished fifth with Tony D'Alberto as a co-driver. At the end of the season, Pye was 15th in the final classification.
Maiden Supercars victory at Melbourne
For the 2017 season, Pye moved to the Walkinshaw Racing to drive the #2 Holden Commodore for Mobil 1 HSV Racing team. He scored no wins to finish 12th in the points. The highlight of the season was the second place at Bathurst 1000, together with Warren Luff.
For the 2018 V8SC season, Walkinshaw Racing merged with Andretti Autosport and United Autosports to form Walkinshaw Andretti United. The team retained Scott Pye in the #2 Holden. The highlight of the season was his victory in one race of the Melbourne 400 event but also one more podium at Bathurst 1000. He and Warren Luff finished in the second place again. At the end of the season, Pye was seventh in the points.
In 2019, he stayed in the #2 Holden, finishing 12th in the final classification after being far from victories and podiums. Walkinshaw Andretti United completely changed a line-up for 2020, so Scott Pye moved to Charlie Schwerkolt Racing.