September 14, 1957 |
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Dominic Dobson (born September 14, 1957 in Stuttgart) is a German-born former CART and Craftsman Truck Series driver who made 7 starts in the Indianapolis 500 with a best finish of 12th in 1992, over 60 starts in the CART (Championship Auto Racing Series), with a best finish of 3rd at the Michigan 500 in 1994. Dobson also drove numerous IMSA and other Sport car races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1989 in Porsche 962 alongside Jean Alesi and Will Hoy and at Daytona and Sebring, where his best finish was a 2nd place in 1990, co-driving with Sarel van der Merwe and Klaus Ludwig.
Dobson was raised in, and currently resides in, Seattle.
In the early 80's, he was an instructor at the Bob Bondurant Driving School, then based at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma. In the mid-80's, He started Zephyr Racing with Ron Nelson, another Bondurant instructor. Zephyr originally had its shops in San Rafael, CA but moved to a new facility built at Sears Point Raceway in the spring of 1985. Zephyr rented out, maintained, and provided race support for a stable of formula and sportsracing cars. Cars were rented on a race-by-race or season long basis. Zephyr's customers competed in SCCA regional and National events as well as the American City racing League.
In the late 90's he was involved in a short lived North American Touring Car Championship's Dodge Stratus factory team that ran in conjunction with CART race weekends. He also made 10 starts in the Craftsman Truck Series for Dodge in 1998 with a best finish of 17th at Texas Motor Speedway. He co-owned Ridge Gate Motion Sports with Mike Clark in the Truck Series in 1999.
From 2000 to 2003, he presided over a multi-million dollar collection of historic automobiles, primarily European post-war racecars and rare road cars called the Cavallino Collection.
American open–wheel racing results
PPG Indycar Series
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)
- 1 Replaced by Phil Krueger
- 2 Did not appear
|1987||March 86C||Ford Cosworth DFX||DNQ||Dobson Motorsports|
|1988||Lola T87/00||Ford Cosworth DFX||21||18||Dobson Motorsports|
|1989||Lola T88/00||Ford Cosworth DFX||29||18||Bayside Disposal Racing|
|1990||Lola T90/00||Ford Cosworth DFS||11||22||Bayside Disposal Racing|
|1991||Lola T89/00||Judd AV||30||13||Burns Racing|
|1992||Lola T91/00||Chevrolet 265A||29||12||Burns Racing|
|1993||Galmer G92B||Chevrolet 265A||27||23||Burns Racing|
|1994||Lola T94/00||Ford XB||12||29||PacWest Racing|
|1995||Reynard 94I||Ford XB||Wth||PacWest Racing|
Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results
|1989||Team Schuppan|| Will Hoy