Elliott Forbes-Robinson

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Elliott Forbes-Robinson
Born (1943-10-31) October 31, 1943 (age 75)
La Crescenta, CA
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
22 races run over 5 years
Best finish35th- 1981 (Winston Cup)
First race1977 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race1984 Atlanta Journal 500 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0

Elliott Forbes-Robinson (born October 31, 1943 in La Crescenta, California) is a road racing racecar driver.[1] He is known for his race wins and championships in many different series, including the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), Super Vee, Trans-Am Series, CanAm, IMSA GTU, and the World Challenge.[2] He is known in NASCAR circles as a road course ringer. He is also a founder of the Legends Cars of 600 Racing and he designed their original car.[3]

Racing career[edit]

SCCA


1970 ARRC National Championships C production. Porsche 914-6 fourth in C production

1972 VW Gold Cup Super Vee 4th place overall in points. 2 Wins Riverside and Portland International Raceway

1972 SCCA ARRC National Championships E Production. Porsche 914. Results Pole position, Track record, Overall win by over 30 seconds. DQ'd in post-race inspection.

1974 VW Gold Cup Super Vee championship. Seven victories and four other finishes in fifth or better in the 13 races he entered.

He was the 1982 champion of the Trans-Am Series.

Forbes-Robinson co-won the 1987 Grand Prix of Miami with Geoff Brabham.[4] In 1988, he took over the driver's seat from car owner Rick Hendrick during the final NASCAR race at Riverside International Raceway.[5]

In the mid-1990s he competed in SCCA, IMSA’s GTU, the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, and the World Sportscar Championship.

In 1997 he won the overall win at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

In 1999 he repeated as the overall winner at the 24 Hours of Daytona. He won the inaugural ALMS championship with teammate Butch Leitzinger for Dyson Racing.

He won the SR Class at the 2000 24 Hours of Daytona, and finished fifth in the class’ points standings.

He finished seventh the 2001 SRP class points, with a second-place finish in eight starts.

He had three SRP starts in 2002. He finished third in his only SRP II start.

He was the 2003 Rolex Vintage Enduro Car champion.

He raced in The Rolex Series in 2004, and had eight Top-5 finishes in eleven races. He co-drove with Leitzinger. He raced in the No. 4 Pontiac-Crawford Daytona Prototype car for Howard-Boss Motorsports.[6]

He continued his relationship with Boss Motorsports co-driving with Leitzinger in 2005. The duo won at Mid-Ohio, and had second-place finishes at the 24 Hours of Daytona, Homestead, and Laguna Seca in seven races. They finished fifth in the final series points.

Road racing career totals[edit]

He has had 51 major victories in his 30-year career.[7] His victory co-driving with Butch Leitzinger at the 2004 Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park gave him victories in 5 consecutive decades.[6]

Awards[edit]

He was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2006.

Racing record[edit]

SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1969 Daytona International Raceway Porsche 911 Porsche B Sedan 3 10 Running
1970 Road Atlanta Porsche 914/6 Porsche C Production 4 7 Running
1972 Road Atlanta Porsche 914 Porsche E Production 21 1 Disqualified
1973 Road Atlanta Porsche 914 Porsche E Production 19 3 Retired
1976 Road Atlanta Nissan 280Z Nissan C Production 1 1 Running
Nissan 610 Nissan B Sedan 1 1 Running
1978 Road Atlanta Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet A Production 1 1 Running

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NWCC Pts Ref
1976 Howard & Egerton Racing 6 Chevy RSD DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL ONT NA - [8]
1977 Harris Racing 87 Dodge RSD DAY
40
RCH 69th 201 [9]
Midgley Racing 29 Dodge CAR
20
ATL
36
NWS DAR BRI MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL ONT
1981 Howard & Egerton Racing 86 Buick RSD
8
DAY
25
RCH CAR
10
ATL
39
TAL
16
NSV DOV CLT
10
TWS RSD
35
MCH DAY
23
NSV POC TAL
12
MCH 35th 1020 [10]
Olds BRI
27
NWS DAR MAR
Ulrich Racing 40 Buick BRI
23
DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD
1982 Cronkrite Racing 96 Buick DAY
28
RCH BRI ATL
40
CAR DAR NWS MAR TAL
29
NSV DOV CLT POC RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV NWS CLT MAR CAR ATL RSD 68th 155 [11]
1983 Bahre Racing 23 Buick DAY
40
RCH CAR ATL DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV BRI CLT RSD POC MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD 101st 43 [12]
1984 Olds DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL BRI NWS DAR MAR 45th 349 [13]
Harrington Racing 2 Buick TAL
39
NSV DOV CLT RSD POC MCH
24
DAY NSV POC CLT
20
NWS CAR ATL
19
RSD
Chevy TAL
38
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1976 Howard & Egerton Racing Chevrolet DNQ
1977 Harris Racing Dodge 16 40
1981 Howard & Egerton Racing Buick 37 25
1982 Cronkrite Racing Buick 18 28
1983 Bahre Racing Buick 19 40
1984 Oldsmobile DNQ

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results
Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1971 United States Richie Ginther Racing United States Alan Johnson Porsche 911S GT
+2.0
50 DNF DNF
1989 Japan Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. Japan Takashi Yorino
Belgium Hervé Regout
Mazda 767B GTP 365 9th 2nd
Source:[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NASCAR statistics, accessed September 2006
  2. ^ Motorsports Hall of Fame of America announcement, accessed September 2006
  3. ^ Kimbrough, Bobby. "Evernham To Design Legend Cars For The Dirt". One Dirt.com. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Geoff Brabham at Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, accessed September 2006". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  5. ^ "ESPN 26 hour marathon for the Top NASCAR races as it turns 50 years old at Riverside International Raceway". 1999. 38:00 minutes in. ESPN2. ESPN. Missing or empty |series= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Drivers page at Howard Boss Motorsports' Official Website, accessed September 2006". Archived from the original on 2006-09-02. Retrieved 2006-09-12.
  7. ^ 2005 driving announcement, accessed September 2006
  8. ^ "Elliott Forbes-Robinson – 1976 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Elliott Forbes-Robinson – 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "Elliott Forbes-Robinson – 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  11. ^ "Elliott Forbes-Robinson – 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "Elliott Forbes-Robinson – 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "Elliott Forbes-Robinson – 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  14. ^ "All Results of Elliot Forbes-Robinson". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.

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