Scott McLaughlin Journey From Supercars to IndyCar Series

The phenomenal driver, Scott McLaughlin is the youngest professional driver to take part in a V8 Supercar and walk away home with the entitled Supercars competition. The Team Penske is boastful of Scott who drives the No. 3 Dallara-Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series. At only 17, he had the itch to drive around a significant circuit and eventually won his first race in the NZ Touring Car series.

How did he yearn to win the championships and how long the entitlements have held him one of the affluent professional drivers in New Zealand? Let’s get connected to Scott McLaughlin’s wishful pot of net worth, salary, married life, and wiki-facts.

Salary and Net worth: Earnings of a Professional Driver

When he was only seven, he was already into driving karts. Scott represented his country, New Zealand in Karting, in the Rotax Max Challenge, which prevailed in Italy. Then, he knew his spirit soul for racing cars; hence he participated in the 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series. Next, he was unstoppable as he recorded six wins in MPC Motorsport, leading all the way to the Supercars Championship in 2012.

Scott McLaughlin Salary, Net Worth
When Scott McLaughlin was only seven, he was already into driving karts| Source: Supercars

He has a history of winning tracks in several spots like Barbagallo, Hidden Valley, Philip Island, Melbourne, and Ipswich with DJR Team Penske. Last year, he drove Ford Mustang and still stamped his supremacy in racing competition for a season. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, he dominates the list of the well-sought professional car-race drivers in the notable racing events. His successful track records are precisely enclosed in a diary book called, ‘Road to Redemption: A Championship Journey’, authored by journalist Tim Hodges.

Well, the professional race drivers attain an annual salary ranging from $83, 500 to $20,500. Jimmie Johnson is one of the top-notch race divers who secured $17.5 million net worth back in 2018. The honor of high percentile salary and net worth in total is also continued by Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliot Kyle Larson, and many more. Where does Scott McLaughlin stand? Does he favour the same list? Yes, Scott who is a three-time Supercars Champion is privileged with a $16 million net worth.

Girls, He isn’t Single

In 2016, he met his girl (wife) Karly Paone at the Las Vegas Karting SuperNationals. Scott lied to Karly about his profession that he was a mechanic. Two days later, his lie flunked down as she found out the truth by spying on his Instagram feeds.

“It was about two days later when she followed me on Instagram and noticed that this mechanic had, like, 50,000-odd followers. I think she clued on then,”

Scott McLaughlin Married, Wife, Supercars
In 2016, Scott McLaughlin met his girl (wife) Karly Paone at the Las Vegas Karting SuperNationals| Source: Yahoo Sports Australia

Those days, a six-foot-tall, Scott struggled to share his sportsmanship when someone would ask about his job and earnings. Though she knew Scott was a race driver, she was unfamiliar with his prominence in the Indycar series. Karly was taken aback when she noticed his face on the big whiteboard and his autograph session in Phillip Island in 2017.  After three years of dating, the duo tied the knot in Malibu, California in 2019.

McLaughlin Family is proud of him

27 years old, Scott was born on 10 June 1992 in Hamilton, New Zealand.

His father, Wayne McLaughlin, and mother, Diane McLaughlin is proud of Scott who is brilliant on the tracks. Similarly, his philanthropist aura around the children of the ‘Cure for Motor Neurone Disease Foundation’ equally makes Wayne and Diane appreciative of their son. They are originally from New Zealand; then they shifted to Australia where Wayne instilled his transportation business.v