Status: Memoriam

Donald E. Courtney

1981 winner of RRDC Mark Donohue Award. 1978 winner of SCCA President’s Cup. Began racing in 1973 at age 43 with Formula Vee. 1978 and 1981 Runoffs champion in F/Vee. Long-time IMSA Camel GTO, GTP and Lights driver. Active in SCCA Florida Region as race official. Passed away in 2020 at age 89.

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Thomas Davey

Tom is a five-time SCCA National Champion – winning twice in open-wheel cars and three times in GT machines … also finished second in Formula Ford and third in S-2000 at the SCCA runoffs … Tom won the North American Pro Formula Ford Championship, was runner-up in the World Super Vee Championship, finished third in […]

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John M. Bishop

The most-respected leader in the history of road racing in America – headed both SCCA and IMSA. Saw his first race at Watkins Glen in 1950 while a student of Industrial Design at Syracuse University . Began to illustrate race cars and sold them through the R. Gordon book store in New York City. Worked […]

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Robert E. Boig

Bob Boig was a four-time SCCA National Champion and a four-time runner-up, winning the President’s Cup in 1990. He raced a Fiat X-19, a Triumph Spitire and a GT6 along with a Mazda Miata. Boig was proprietor of Boig Motorsports, LLC, specializing in competition parts for a variety of small-displacement race cars and was a […]

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Bob Bondurant

Began racing on an Indian motorcycle. Moved up to a Morgan Plus 4 and then a Corvette. Got his big break when Carroll Shelby asked him to drive one of his Cobras…Bob responded with a class win in his first race. Won the 1964 LeMans GT class co-driving with Dan Gurney. In 1965 he co-drove […]

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Sir Jack Brabham

Sir Jack Brabham is the first driver in history to be knighted for his services to motorsport… the triple world champion is the only Formula One driver to have won a world title in a car of his own construction…the BT19…which he drove to victory in 1966. The following year the Brabham team won its […]

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Michael Argetsinger

Michael Argetsinger grew up with motor racing in Watkins Glen as a member of the family that founded there in 1948 working all areas of race organization from mowing grass and painting buildings to being active in circuit management. After launching his own racing career on dirt in ’65, he ventured to Europe and worked […]

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Peter Argetsinger

Beginning in the early 1970s, Argetsinger launched a 47-year career as a professional road racing driver until his health failed in the fall of 2019. He was a member of the Road Racing Drivers Club and had successes on the world’s major courses, initially in Europe and then in the U.S. and South America. Argetsinger […]

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Charles A. Barns

Charlie Barns passed away in Dec. 2017 in Dallas, Tex. He was 85. Began racing in 1959 with Alfa Romeo. Charlie distinguished himself in the early 1960s in small modifieds. He won the 1964 G-Modified SCCA National Championship in a Merlyn Mk6 at the Riverside ARRC. The following year, he ran both GM and FM […]

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Tony Adamowicz

Tony A-to-Z has to lead off our RRDC biographies….he began his racing career as a winner in a Volvo 544 at Marlboro, Md. … Before he retired from professional racing, he had notched two class wins in the Rolex 24 At Daytona (1969, ’79); a class win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in […]

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Warren Agor

Warren graduated from Cornell University, was a captain in the US Army, and then worked for Roger Penske’s racing team as a mechanic and fluids specialist. He then became a stockbroker, but he absolutely hated it, and left his job very soon. In 1968 he formed Agor Racing Enterprises and went on to become a […]

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William E. Alsup

Veteran open-wheel racer who won dual 1978 championships with the SCCA VW Golf Cup for Super Vees, and the USAC Mini-Indy series for the same cars , Switched to CART in 1979-84, finished second in the 1991 PPG Championship and 11th at Indianapolis 500 . Returned to road racing in 1985 and won the IMSA […]

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David L. Ammen

Started racing in 1962 with Fiat Abarth Zagato. Raced in Runoffs for 20 years . Raced Porsches and Camaros in IMSA Endurance series . Member of SCCA Board of Governors for eight years and President of Road Racing Drivers Club for six years. Ammen was the 1980 recipient of the prestigious SCCA Woolf Barnato Award.

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John A. Andretti

Only RRDC member who successfully made the leap from a solid road racing background to win on NASCAR ovals, stopping along the way to excel in both CART and NHRA drag racing. Picked up his first NASCAR Cup victory at Daytona’s Pepsi 400 in 1997, then added a 1999 Martinsville win. Began racing go karts […]

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Gaston Andrey

Gaston enjoyed a long and distinguished career – winning races in some of the most exotic machines in the golden era of sports car racing…The Maserati Tipo 61…Ferrari Modial…Ferrari 500 TR…Corvette C1…Alfa Romeo TZ2. In 1966 he teamed with fellow RRDC member Horst Kwech to win the Trans-Am Championship.

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