Bob Lazier

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Robert "Bob" Lazier (born December 22, 1938 in Minneapolis, Minnesota), is an American former race car driver. He raced in the CART series in 1981 and was CART's Rookie of the Year.[1] He had fourth-place finishes at Watkins Glen and Mexico.[2][3] 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.[4] He is married to wife Diane and the father of both 1996 Indianapolis 500 champion Buddy Lazier and Indy Racing League driver Jaques Lazier.[1]

Lazier competed in Formula 5000 in the 1970s.[5]

Lazier built the Tivoli Lodge in Vail, Colorado in 1968, where he still resides.[6]

Racing record[edit]

SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1970 Road Atlanta Zink Volkswagen Formula Vee 8 10 Running
Titan Ford Formula Ford 3 2 Running
1971 Road Atlanta March 71B Ford Formula B 1 9 Running
Zink Volkswagen Formula Vee 3 3 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[edit]

(key)

Complete USAC Mini-Indy Series results[edit]

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pos Points
1977 United States
TRE
United States
MIL
Canada
MOS
United States
PIR
7
19th 60
1980 United States
MIL
United States
POC
United States
MDO
2
United States
MIN1
United States
MIN2
United States
ONT
13th 160

CART[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
1981 Fletcher Racing Penske PC-7 Ford Cosworth DFX V8 (t/c) PHX
12
MIL
13
ATL1
17
ATL2
9
MIS
Ret
RIV
5
MIS2
13
WGL
4
9th 92
March 81C MIL2
Ret
MEX
4
PHX2
13

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Entrant
1981 Penske PC-7 Ford Cosworth DFX V8 (t/c) 13 19 Fletcher Racing
1982 Eagle 80 Ford Cosworth DFX V8 (t/c) DNQ Wysard Racing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hausermann, Dick (2002-11-27). "The Laziers – Vail's fastest residents". Vail Daily. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Mears Wins Wild One". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Associated Press. 1981-10-05. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Mears Does It Again". Reading Eagle. 1981-10-19. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Scoreboard: Auto Racing – Indy". The Bulletin. 1981-05-25. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  5. ^ "Oliver Wins Can-Am Event; Andretti Ends Long Slump". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Associated Press. 1974-07-15. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  6. ^ Stoner, Edward (2006-03-31). "New face, same family at Tivoli Lodge". Vail Daily. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dennis Firestone
CART Rookie of the Year
1981
Succeeded by
Bobby Rahal