Ivan Stewart

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Stewart in 2008
An Ironman Protruck

Ivan "Ironman" Stewart (born 1945) is an off road racing driver.

Racing career[edit]

In 1973, Ivan was scheduled to co-drive in the Ensenada 300 in a Class 1-2 buggy. His co-driver broke his leg, so Stewart drove the car, and won the race. After some wins under his belt, he joined Toyota factory team in 1983 for Cal Wells at Precision Preparation Inc. He won a total of 82 victories. He has won a record 17 races in Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group's (MTEG) stadium series, a record 17 Baja 500's, three Baja 1000's, and SCORE International events. He has won ten point championships, including four SCORE World championships and three MTEG championships. He is the only person so far to win overall including motorcycles while driving a four wheel vehicle solo in the Baja 1000.[1]

Stewart retired from racing in 2000. The Ironman continued to be instrumental in off road racing, becoming a founder in the ProTruck Racing Organization. Since then Toyota introduced the Toyota Tundra pickup truck and soon afterwards produced a very limited number of trucks as the Ivan Stewart Ironman edition. These trucks featured a special Ivan Stewart signature package with Toyota Racing Development (TRD) wheels, grille, interior, and supercharger.

Ivan Stewart also had fame in the video game circuit, lending his name and his style of stadium racing to a series of games entitled "Super Off Road," and he wrote a book titled Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Ultimate Off-Road Adventure Guide (Motorbooks, 2007).

Award[edit]

Stewart was a 2006 inductee in the Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame.

In 2009, Stewart was inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions Breitbard Hall of Fame.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dust to Glory
  2. ^ sdhoc.com, San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum

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