Ivan Stewart

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Ivan "Ironman" Stewart
Ivan Stewart 2008.jpg
Stewart in 2008
Nationality  American
Born (1945-06-04) June 4, 1945 (age 73)
Oklahoma
Retired 1999
Related to Brian Stewart (son)
Gary Stewart (son)
Craig Stewart (son)
Off-Road Racing
Years active 1973-1999
Teams Modern Motors
PPI Motorsports
Championships 15
Wins 84
Championship titles
1975
1976
1977
1979
1983

1984

1990





1993



1995
Driver of the Year SCORE
Driver of the Year SCORE
Driver of the Year SCORE
Driver of the Year SCORE
Driver of the Year SCORE
GNST Driver’s Champion MTEG
Driver of the Year SCORE
GNST Driver’s Champion MTEG
Driver of the Year SCORE/HDRA
Overall Driver’s Champion SCORE/HDRA
Unlimited Class Driver’s Champion SCORE/HDRA
GNST Driver’s Champion MTEG
Overall Driver’s Champion SCORE
Unlimited Class Driver’s Champion SCORE
Trophy-Truck Class Driver’s Champion SCORE
Awards
1976
1980
1983
1984

1990


1993
1995
2006

2009
Bilstein Madonna Man of the Year
Bilstein Madonna Man of the Year
Dennis Keefe Memorial Award
Dennis Keefe Memorial Award
Bilstein Madonna Man of the Year
All American Team AARWBA
Mickey & Trudy Thompson Golden Heart Award MTEG
All American Team AARWBA
All American Team AARWBA
Inducted into the Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame
Inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions Breitbard Hall of Fame
An Ironman Protruck

Ivan Stewart (born June 4, 1945), nicknamed "Ironman", is an American professional off road racing driver.[1]

Racing career[edit]

In 1973, Stewart was scheduled to co-drive (navigate) in the Ensenada 300 in a Class 1-2 dune buggy. His driver broke his leg, so Stewart drove the car, and won the race. After some additional conquests, he joined the Toyota factory team in 1983 for Cal Wells at Precision Preparation Inc. He won a total of 82 races. 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.[2]

Stewart retired from racing in 2000. He 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 became known in the video game circuit, lending his name and his style of stadium racing to a series of games entitled "Super Off Road". He wrote a book, Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Ultimate Off-Road Adventure Guide (Motorbooks, 2007). He also appeared in the Live Action Video for Kids/Real Wheels video, "There Goes a Race Car."

Racing Victories[edit]

1973[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Baja 300 Baja Sports Committee Buggy Class 2 1st
Ensenada 300 (SCORE) Modern Motors Funco Buggy VW Class 2 Overall Winner

1974[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Off-Road World Championships (SCORE) Buggy Class 2 1st
Baja 300 Baja Sports Committee Buggy Class 2 1st
Baja 500 (SCORE) Buggy Class 2 1st
Borrego 150 (SCORE) Buggy Class 2 1st
Baja 500 Baja Sports Committee Buggy Unlimited Class 1st

1975[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Baja 300 (SCORE) Modern Motors Funco Buggy VW Unlimited Class Overall Winner
Baja 1000 (SCORE) Modern Motors Funco Buggy VW Unlimited Class Overall Winner

1976[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Firecracker 250 (HDRA) Unlimited Class Overall Winner
St. Patrick’s Day Classic (HDRA) Unlimited Class 1st
Wishbone 300 (SCORE) Unlimited Class 1st
California 400 (HDRA) Unlimited Class Overall Winner
Baja 500 (SCORE) Funco Buggy VW Unlimited Class Overall Winner
Baja 1000 (SCORE) Funco Buggy VW Unlimited Class Overall Winner

1977[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Baja 500 (SCORE) Chenowth Buggy VW Unlimited Class Overall Winner
St. Patrick’s Day Classic (HDRA) Unlimited Class 1st
Firecracker 250 (HDRA) Unlimited Class Overall Winner

1978[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Parker 400 (SCORE) Class 8 1st

1979[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Mexicali 250 (CORE) Class 8 1st
Mint 400 (HDRA) Class 8 1st
Firebird Lake (HDRA) Class 8 1st

1980[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Riverside Heavy Metal Challenge Class 8 1st
Baja 500 Class 8 1st

1981[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Riverside Heavy Metal Challenge (SCORE) Class 8 1st

1982[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Mint 400 (HDRA) Class 8 1st
Frontier 500 (HDRA) Class 8 1st

1983[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Pomona MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Off-Road World Championships (SCORE) Class 7 1st
Firecracker 250 (HDRA) Class 8 1st

1984[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Baja500 (SCORE) Class 7 1st
Great Mojave 250 (SCORE)/(HDRA) Class 7 1st
Mint 400 (HDRA) Class 7 1st
Pomona MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Off-Road World Championships (SCORE) Class 7 1st

1985[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
California 400 (HDRA) Class 7 1st
Los Angeles Coliseum MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Off-Road World Championships (SCORE) Class 7 1st

1986[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Great Mojave 250 (SCORE) (HDRA) Unlimited Class 1st
Baja 500 (SCORE) Unlimited Class 1st

1987[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Gold Coast 300 (SCORE) (HDRA) Unlimited Class 1st
Detroit MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st

1988[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Off-Road World Championships (SCORE)(HDRA) Unlimited Class 1st
Las Vegas MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st

1989[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Mint 400 (HDRA) Unlimited Class Overall
Baja 500 (HDRA) Unlimited Class 1st
Las Vegas MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Gold Coast 300 (HDRA) Unlimited Class 1st

1990[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Anaheim MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Parker 400 (SCORE) Unlimited Class Overall
Nissan 400 (HDRA) Unlimited Class Overall
Seattle MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Rose Bowl MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Baja 500 (SCORE) Unlimited Class 1st
Fireworks 250 (HDRA) Unlimited Class 1st
Nevada 500 (HDRA) Unlimited Class Overall
Las Vegas MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Gold Coast 300 (HDRA) Unlimited Class Overall
San Francisco MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st

1991[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Nissan 400 (HDRA) Unlimited Class 1st
Baja 500 (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Unlimited Class Overall
Los Angeles Coliseum MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Nevada 500 (HDRA) Unlimited Class Overall

1992[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
San Diego MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Nissan 400 (HDRA) Unlimited Class 1st
Baja 500 (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Unlimited Class Overall
San Francisco MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st

1993[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Parker 400 (SCORE) Unlimited Class Overall
San Diego MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Nevada 400 (HDRA) Unlimited Class Overall
Pasadena Rose Bowl MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Baja 500 (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Unlimited Class Overall
Las Vegas Silver Bowl MTEG Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Grand National Sport Trucks 1st
Baja 1000 (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Unlimited Class Overall

1994[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
San Felipe 250 (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Trophy-Truck 1st
Baja 500 (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Trophy-Truck 1st
Fireworks 250 (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Trophy-Truck 1st

1995[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Laughlin Desert Challenge (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Trophy-Truck 1st
Parker 400 (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Trophy-Truck 1st

1997[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Baja 500 (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Trophy-Truck 1st

1998[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Baja 500 (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Trophy-Truck Overall
Baja 1000 (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Trophy-Truck Overall

1999[edit]

Race Team Vehicle Power Class Finish
Baja 500 (SCORE) Precision Preparation Incorporated (PPI) Toyota Trophy-Truck Overall

[3][4][5][6]

Awards[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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unger, Les. "Ivan Stewart". Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.
  2. ^ Dust to Glory
  3. ^ "48th Annual SCORE BAJA 500 Final Results Story".
  4. ^ "Racing Heroes – Ivan "Ironman" Stewart". Hemmings Daily.
  5. ^ "PPI History Legacy Website". Archived from the original on 2016-01-24.
  6. ^ "TRD Baja 1000".
  7. ^ sdhoc.com, San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine.

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