Ahlman Performance

Excellence in Motorsports

Scott Ahlman has over 25 Years of achieving results as a lead Chassis/Vehicle Dynamics Engineer in IndyCar, NASCAR and CART ChampCar 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

In addition, 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. More recently Ahlman Engineering led the chassis engineering for the M2K Motorsports Ford GT 300.4 mph Standing Mile World Record for a street-legal car


IndyCar

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 in 2015 helping Justin Wilson to his best finish of 2nd Place in over five years at Mid Ohio.

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, 2006 - 2012
Significant chassis development contribution to 30 Wins including:

  • Record 9 wins in one seasons with Carl Edwards
  • Daytona 500 champion (when the track was rough and required handling)
  • Second place in the Championship
  • 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


IndyCar

Rahal Letterman Racing, 2006
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