Hank Scott won 17 AMA Grand National dirt track races during the 1970s and '80s. He earned victories on mile, half-mile and short track courses, while racing aboard Harley-Davidson, Yamaha and Honda machines.
In 1973, Hank began racing in AMA amateur dirt-track competition and won the AMA Junior Championship title. In 1974, he began competing as a professional in the AMA Grand National series. He won the Syracuse, N.Y., mile aboard a Harley-Davidson, and at season’s end was presented with the AMA Grand National Rookie of the Year award. In 1977, he won the AMA Eastern Region Expert Championship.
Scott's best season of AMA Grand National competition was in 1980, when he earned five wins and missed the Grand National Championship title by just one point.
He opened Hank Scott Racing in Concord, N.C., to provide engine-building services for motorcycles and race cars.