Having been with KV Racing Technologies since 2008 as crew chief, Steve Moore’s responsibilities include handling the day to day on and off track operations, managing budgets, working with sponsors and drivers, and overseeing the preparation of all race cars from the sub assembly department to managing the paint and fabrication shop.
Moore became involved in racing early back home in New Zealand. He originally helped his father race cars, before displaying his talent behind the wheel of a kart when he was 10. Despite winning many championships, Moore made the switch to mechanics and then the move to the United States in 1997. He began applying his skills in the Toyota Atlantic Series, a junior open-wheel category, before being promoted to the CART program with Players Forsythe Championship Racing at the end of 1999, where he remained for nine seasons.
Moore spent five years as Crew Chief to Paul Tracy and together they won 12 races,
13 poles and 26 podiums but the highlight was Tracy winning the 2003 CART Championship. In 2006, Moore was promoted to Operations Manager and Crew Chief.
A few years later Moore joined KV Racing Technology as Crew Chief and was instrumental in helping the team make the difficult transition from the Champ Car World Series to the IZOD IndyCar Series following unification in 2008. It saw the team switch from the Panoz to the Dallara IndyCar chassis, but despite all this KVRT was the most consistent and highest ranked team to transition from the series and the only transition team to finish in the top-10 in the final standings. In addition Moore was the crew chief on the car that Will Power drove to victory in the Champ Car finale at Long Beach.
He was promoted to the role of Operations Manager in 2011 and responsible for all facets of race car preparation, maintenance and team logistics (domestic and international).
With the announcement of the new Dallara chassis and new engine manufacturers for the 2012 season, Moore was appointed Test Team Manager for the GM engine development program and worked directly with GM and the partnered GM race teams.
In 2013, Moore took on the responsibilities of Team Manager at KVRT and oversaw the teams and his own greatest success. Under his guidance, KVRT not only claimed their first Indianapolis 500 victory but also succeeded in delivering Tony Kanaan’s first (after 12 attempts) Indy win also.
This season, Moore will oversee a two car team as General Manager for the second consecutive year. He and his wife Rachel reside in Indianapolis with their three children, daughter Aleya and sons Keegan and Holden.