Robert Lazier (December 22, 1938 – April 18, 2020) was an American race car driver.
A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, he raced in the CART series in 1981 and was CART's Rookie of the Year. He had fourth-place finishes at Watkins Glen International and Mexico. Lazier also competed in the 1981 Indianapolis 500, finishing 19th after a blown engine caused him to retire the Penske PC-7 after 154 laps. He was married to wife Diane and was the father of both 1996 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Lazier and Indy Racing League driver Jaques Lazier. And Current Indy Lights driver Flinn Lazier
Lazier competed in Formula 5000 in the 1970s. In 2015, Lazier won the Indy Legends Charity Pro–Am race with co-driver Jim Caudle.
He built the Tivoli Lodge in Vail, Colorado, in 1968.
Lazier died on April 18, 2020, in Denver, Colorado, from COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Colorado. He was 81.
SCCA National Championship Runoffs
|1970||Road Atlanta||Zink||Volkswagen||Formula Vee||8||10||Running|
|1971||Road Atlanta||March 71B||Ford||Formula B||1||9||Running|
|1972||Road Atlanta||Zink||Volkswagen||Formula Vee||2||1||Running|
|1973||Road Atlanta||Zink||Volkswagen||Formula Vee||3||9||Running|
|1976||Road Atlanta||Zink||Volkswagen||Formula Vee||19||6||Retired|
|1979||Road Atlanta||Zink||Volkswagen||Formula Vee||12||23||Running|
American Open Wheel racing results
Formula Super Vee
|1977||Lola 324||VW Brabham||SIR
Complete USAC Mini-Indy Series results
|1981||Fletcher Racing||Penske PC-7||Ford Cosworth DFX V8 (t/c)||PHX
|1981||Penske PC-7||Cosworth DFX V8 (t/c)||13||19||Fletcher Racing|
|1982||March 82C||Cosworth DFX V8 (t/c)||DNQ||Wysard Racing|
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- ^ "Mears Wins Wild One". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Associated Press. 1981-10-05. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
- ^ "Mears Does It Again". Reading Eagle. 1981-10-19. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
- ^ "Scoreboard: Auto Racing – Indy". The Bulletin. 1981-05-25. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
- ^ "Oliver Wins Can-Am Event; Andretti Ends Long Slump". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Associated Press. 1974-07-15. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
- ^ Stoner, Edward (2006-03-31). "New face, same family at Tivoli Lodge". Vail Daily. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
- ^ Miller, Robin (April 18, 2020). "Former CART Rookie of the Year Bob Lazier dies at 81". Racer.com. Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. Retrieved April 18, 2020.
- ^ "Vail hotelier and Indy racing patriarch Bob Lazier dies after battling COVID-19". RealVail.com. Real Vail. April 18, 2020. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
- ^ "Bob Lazier Racing highlights". driverdb.com. Driver Data Base. Archived from the original on 30 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
- ^ "1977 SCCA U. S. Formula Super Vee Championship Bob Lazier - Champion". champcarstats.com. Champ Car Stats. Archived from the original on 30 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
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- 1938 births
- 2020 deaths
- Champ Car drivers
- Indianapolis 500 drivers
- Trans-Am Series drivers
- Racing drivers from Minneapolis
- Racing drivers from Minnesota
- Sportspeople from Minneapolis
- People from Vail, Colorado
- SCCA National Championship Runoffs winners
- SCCA Formula Super Vee drivers
- Formula Super Vee Champions
- IndyCar Series team owners
- Deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic in Colorado
- American auto racing biography stubs