Tom Bagley

Joliet IL

Tom didn’t run his first race until age 31…a 1971 IMSA Pro Formula Ford Race, which he ran on a provisional license from Bill Scott’s Racing School and finished 18th of 56 entries … a new career accelerated quickly for Tom: his fifth race saw him finish seventh at the 1972 Sebring Pro VW Gold Cup race for Super Vees …the next steps were progressive…3rd in the 1974 SCCA Gold Cup, second the following year and Gold Cup or USAC Mini-Indy series Champion in 1976-77 … The series is now gone but Tom holds the record for the most wins with 16 in 53 starts … Tom competed in three full seasons of Indy Car Racing (1978…1980), earning series Rookie of the Year honors in 1978, finishing 11th or better in points all three seasons, and with a best Indy 500 finish of 9th in 1979 … He also raced and won races in SCCA TransAm, Formula Atlantic, IMSA Firestone Firehawk and Dodge Neons. Tom still holds the record for the most Pro F/SV wins – 16 out of 53 races … Tom still does a lot of driving as track manager and head instructor at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Ill … He has been an RRDC member since 1976.

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