Peter Kuhn

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Peter Kuhn
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Peter Kuhn

Peter Kuhn (born April 14, 1955 in Summit, New Jersey- died June 25, 2009 in Stafford Township, New Jersey ) was an American race car driver. In 1980, he won both the USAC and SCCA Formula Super Vee championships. Late in the 1984 season he competed in the CART World Series for McCray Racing, making his debut at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course but was knocked out after 20 laps by a broken gearbox. A week later he failed to qualify at Sanair Super Speedway. In his next race at Michigan International Speedway he registered his best finish of 16th. His final start came at Laguna Seca Raceway but he was sidelined after 14 laps by engine overheating. He later became the executive vice president and general manager for ROBCO Racing Team and an American Le Mans Series team owner.[1]

Born in Summit, New Jersey, he had been a resident of Chatham Township and the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township.[2]

After leaving the world of motor sports to focus on his family, Kuhn became a self-employed contractor. On June 25, 2009, he died of a heart attack while body surfing in Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

Honours[edit]

SCCA Super Vee (USA)[edit]

  • 1980

USAC Mini-Indy (USA)[edit]

  • 1980

Racing record[edit]

SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1978 Road Atlanta Van Diemen Ford Formula Ford 3 2 Running

Formula Super Vee[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
1980 Bill Scott Racing, Driftwood-BSR Ralt RT1/78, RT5/80 VW Brabham CLT
Ret
MIL
Ret
POC
6
WG1
Ret
MDO
7
ROA
1
BRN
1
MN1
1
MN2
1
ONT
3
MCH
1
WG2
2
RIV
3
PHX
4
1st 123
Source:[3][4]

Complete USAC Mini-Indy Series results[edit]

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pos Points
1980 Driftwood Racing MIL
20
POC
6
MDO
7
MIN1
1
MIN2
1
ONT
3
1st 684

Complete CART Indy Car Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
1984 McCray Racing Penske Cosworth LBH PHX INDY MIL POR MEA CLE MIC ROA POC MDO
20
SAN
DNQ
MIC
16
PHX LAG
25
CPL 40th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Allen.Where are they now? - Peter Kuhn, OldRacingCars.com
  2. ^ Staff. "Peter H. Kuhn, accomplished race car driver", Hunterdon County Democrat, June 29, 2009. Accessed August 15, 2016. "Born in Summit, April 14, 1955, he was a son of Jean Henry and Elizabeth 'Lib' Dowd Kuhn. Mr. Kuhn had resided in Franklin Township since 1995, having formerly lived in Basking Ridge and Chatham Township."
  3. ^ "Formula Super Vee USA Robert Bosch/Valvoline Championship 1980 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Data Base. Archived from the original on 22 June 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  4. ^ "US Formula Super Vee 1980". oldracingcars.com. Old Racing Cars. Archived from the original on 22 June 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2021.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by US Formula Super Vee
Champion

1980
Succeeded by
Preceded by USAC Mini-Indy Series
Champion

1980
Succeeded by
none