Jeff Wood (racing driver)

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Jeff Wood (born January 20, 1957) is an American former race car driver born in Wichita, Kansas. He was Formula Atlantic Rookie of the Year in 1977. He drove in the CanAm series for Carl Haas in 1981 and finished 5th in the series behind Danny Sullivan. In 1982, driving for Bob Garretson Racing, finished 3rd place in the 24 Hours of Daytona.[1] He then made his CART debut in 1983 at the Caesars Palace Grand Prix driving for Dan Gurney. He then drove in the Formula Atlantic West Series where he won the 1985 championship. He returned to CART in 1987 and made 4 starts for Dick Simon with his best finish being 10th. He was away from the series in 1988, then returned in 1989 to make 5 starts for Gohr Racing, where he finished 12th at the Michigan 500. In 1990 he drove for a new team, Todd Walther Racing, where he made his first attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, but crashed in practice. He made 10 other starts, with a 10th-place finish at Phoenix, finishing 22nd in points. In 1991 he made 8 starts for Dale Coyne Racing, Arciero Racing, and Euromotorsports with the best finish being 13th. 7 starts in '92 for Arciero netted Wood a 12th-place finish and a single point. In 1993 Wood attempted a nearly full season for Andrea Moda Formula/Euromotorsports but failed to qualify for 6 races and only made 8 starts and again failed to score points. He made four more unsuccessful starts in 1994 for Euromotorsports in what would be his final races in the series. He was named to an entry for the 1996 Indianapolis 500, but the car failed to appear. His best finish in his 49 CART races was an 8th place that came in his second series start back in 1983 at Laguna Seca Raceway.

Racing record[edit]

SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1977 Road Atlanta March 77B Cosworth Formula B 4 5 Running

Complete USAC Mini-Indy Series results[edit]

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pos Points
1980 MIL POC MDO MIN1 MIN2 ONT
6
19th 80

PPG Indy Car Series[edit]

PPG Indy Car Series results
Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1983 All American Racers Eagle 83 Chevrolet V8 ATL INDY MIL CLE MCH ROA POC RIV MDO MCH CPL
22
LAG
8
PHX 24th 5
1985 Hess Racing Lola T900 Cosworth DFX V8t LBH INDY MIL POR MEA CLE
23
MCH ROA POC MDO SAN MCH LAG PHX MIA - 0
1987 Dick Simon Racing Lola T87/00 Cosworth DFX V8t LBH PHX INDY MIL POR MEA CLE TOR MCH POC ROA
10
MDO
15
NAZ
DNQ
LAG
10
MIA
23
33rd 6
1989 Gohr Racing Lola T88/00 Cosworth DFS V8t PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE
15
MEA
15
TOR
DNQ
MCH
12
POC MDO
16
ROA
15
NAZ
DNQ
LAG
DNQ
32nd 1
1990 U.S. Engineering Lola T88/00 Cosworth DFS / DFX V8t PHX
11
LBH 22nd 7
Lola T89/00 INDY
DNQ
MIL DET
11
POR CLE
10
MEA
20
TOR
24
MCH
25
DEN
19
VAN MDO
14
ROA
23
NAZ LAG
19
1991 Dale Coyne Racing Lola T89/00 Cosworth DFX V8t SRF LBH PHX
22
INDY MIL 32nd 0
Arciero Racing Buick 3300 V6 tc DET
24
POR
20
CLE MEA TOR MCH
Euromotorsport Lola T91/00 Cosworth DFS V8t DEN
13
VAN
20
MDO
19
ROA
14
NAZ
DNS
LAG
17
1992 Arciero Racing Lola T91/00 Buick 3300 V6 tc SRF PHX LBH INDY
DNQ
DET
13
POR
19
MIL
19
NHA
15
TOR
13
MCH
12
CLE ROA VAN 34th 1
Euromotorsport Cosworth DFS V8t MDO
13
NAZ LAG
1993 Euromotorsport Lola T91/00 Cosworth DFS V8t SRF PHX
DNQ
LBH
20
INDY MIL
DNQ
DET
DNQ
POR
28
CLE
17
TOR
28
MCH
20
NHA
24
ROA
27
VAN
15
MDO
DNQ
NAZ
DNQ
LAG
DNQ
41st 0
1994 Euromotorsport Lola T92/00 Ilmor 265A V8t SRF PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR
29
CLE
23
TOR
28
MCH
17
MDO
DNQ
NHA
DNQ
VAN ROA 43rd 0
Lola T93/07 Ilmor 265C V8t NAZ
DNQ
LAG
DNQ
1995 Project Indy Reynard 94I Ford XB V8t MIA SRF PHX LBH NAZ INDY MIL DET POR ROA TOR
wth
CLE MCH MDO NHA VAN LAG - 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Malley, J.J. (2009). Daytona 24 Hours: The Definitive History of America's Great Endurance Race", p. 393. David Bull Publishing, Phoenix. ISBN 978-1-935007-00-5.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dan Marvin
North American Formula Atlantic
Pacific Division Champion

1985
Succeeded by
Ted Prappas