Ryan’s love for motorized vehicles began when he first sat on his
Honda 50 at three years old. Tenacious and driven for success, Ryan
quickly advanced to more powerful bikes and soon dominated the
motocross tracks on his KTM250SX and KTM350SX. At 12, he received his
AMA license and began to compete in regional races. When he turned 16,
his father asked Ryan to join him for the Skip Barber 3-day racing school in Atlanta. From that moment on, Ryan was hooked on road racing open wheel Formula cars. Due to his natural knack for freestyle motocross, Ryan was able to easily translate these years of honing his skills and technique to become an agile and dynamic driver.
At only 18 years old, Ryan won the 2016 Pro Atlantic Championship Series title collecting 10 wins and nine pole positions in 16 races. He repeatedly set new track records throughout the season and won the SCCA Runoffs. At the SCCA Runoffs he had the quickest all-time lap for any SCCA class at Mid-Ohio. Norman broke Graham Rahal’s 2005 Formula Atlantic record by a full 1.68 seconds. Ryan was the third of four drivers confirmed to Andretti’s 2017 Indy Lights roster.
Ryan got his first career Indy Lights win at Gateway Motorsports Park and his first pole at the Portland International Raceway. He finished fourth in his sophomore Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season.
2019 saw Ryan achieve 11 top five finishes and 4 podiums with 1 win and finished fourth again in the Championship.
In 2020 Ryan was asked to drive for Bryan Herta Autosport for the IMSA TCR series with the Factory Hyundai team. Teaming up with fellow IndyCar driver, Gabby Chavez, they achieved 3 wins and 4 podiums and won the IMSA TCR Championship.
Also in 2020, Ryan made his first start in the 24 hours of Daytona qualifying 2nd.
2021- Racing another year with Hyundai in the TCR Series with 1 win and 2 podiums so far. Ryan made his NTT IndyCar debut at Mid-Ohio with Dale Coyne Racing finishing 20th.
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