Ahlman Performance

Excellence in Performance

Scott Ahlman has over 28 Years of achieving results as a lead Chassis/Vehicle Dynamics Engineer in IndyCar, NASCAR, CART ChampCar and IMSA LMP3 including the following manufacturers and teams:

  • Honda Performance Development
    • Andretti Autosport
    • Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
    • Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
  • Ford Performance
    • Roush Fenway Racing
    • Richard Petty Motorsports
    • Team Rahal
    • Volt Racing

Ford GT (2005 - 2006)

  • Ahlman was one of four engineers that led the Chassis/Vehicle Dynamics design and development for the iconic '05-'06 Ford GT when he was at Ford Motor Company for 12 years.
  • Ahlman Engineering led the chassis engineering for the M2K Motorsports Ford GT 300.4 mph Standing Mile World Record for a street-legal car.


Volt Racing / Archangel Motorsports - 2021 Season - 1st Four Races
Ahlman Engineering / Scott Ahlman led vehicle dynamics analysis, test planning and on-track testing for Volt Racing's first season in IMSA LMP3. LMP3 was the only IMSA class that did not have Balance of Performance (BoP) which attempts to equalize the cars through weight and power penalties. Therefore, LMP3 speed was based purely on team performance within the rules.

Ahlman's chassis/development work made significant contributions including:

  • Winning its Second ever race in IMSA LMP3 Prototype Challenge at Sebring
  • Fastest car in practice by 1 second for the IMSA LMP3 Prototype Challenge at Watkins Glen

IMSA Drivers Ahlman Engineering supported:

  • Trent Hindman
  • Alan Brynjolfsen


Honda Performance Development - Andretti Autosport, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, 2013 - 2018
Vehicle dynamics simulation software development and application support with contributions to multiple Indy 500 wins.

Ahlman Engineering's support of Honda included Scott Ahlman leading Honda's test team chassis/vehicle dynamics engineering for three races in 2015 helping Justin Wilson to his 2nd place finish at Mid Ohio to achieve his best finish in two years.

Drivers Ahlman Engineering supported included:

  • Justin Wilson
  • Ryan Hunter Reay
  • Marco Andretti
  • Alexander Rossi
  • James Hinchcliffe
  • Graham Rahal

Standing Mile

M2K Motorsports Ford GT, 2015 - 2017

  • Currently holds the 300 mph Standing Mile World Record for a Street Legal Car
  • Ahlman designed the custom Ohlins Suspension and chassis settings for this record setting car

NASCAR Sprint Cup

Ford Racing - Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports, 2007 - 2012
Significant chassis/vehicle development contribution as the "Offensive Coordinator" to 35 Wins including:

  • Record 9 wins in one season with Carl Edwards
    • Second place in the Championship
  • 178 Top Fives
  • Daytona 500 champion (when the track was rough and required handling)
  • Won 4 out of 7 road course races won in which Ahlman led design and development
  • Ahlman received the 2007 Jack Award (Roush Fenway Racing MVP Award)
  • Drivers Ahlman supported Included:
    • Carl Edwards
    • Matt Kenseth
    • Jamie McMurray
    • Marcos Ambrose
    • Greg Biffle


Rahal Letterman Racing, 2006
Ahlman vehicle dynamics contribution included determining a shock package that yielded the largest speed gain (~1 mph) of the month of May 2006 for the team.

Drivers Ahlman Engineering supported included:

  • Danica Patrick
  • Buddy Rice

Cart Champcar

Team Rahal, 1996 - 2000

  • Chassis development contribution to 9 wins
  • Second place in the Championship

  • Drivers Ahlman supported Included:
    • Bobby Rahal
    • Bryan Herta
    • Max Papis
    • Kenny Brack