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    While enjoying a fine evening at the Brickyard Crossing, watching history on the small screen, we saw a quite a bit of film footage of one, Bob Evans. This was USAC sprint footage from 1971-1974. Thing is, not one of us there can remember this driver. Anyone out there know of whom I am inquiring? And don't tell me he's running his restaurant business.
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  • #2
    I assume we're also not talking about the mid-70's F1 driver.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by theunions
      I assume we're also not talking about the mid-70's F1 driver.
      That would something. A sprint car driver crossing over to F-1 and whose name wasn't Andretti or Unser...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by flatlander_48
        That would something. A sprint car driver crossing over to F-1 and whose name wasn't Andretti or Unser...
        Or Ruttman or Ward...

        Evans did lose his Lotus seat to Mario though...

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        • #5
          I think he came from California, seems like he drove in with the Cal. Racing Assn. before coming east for a few summers.
          "Miss the old days"

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          • #6
            I don't know where he came from. I only know he drove one of the Smith Speed Shop cars in the earlyy 1970s.

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            • #7
              Thanks to all for the info. All those who were wondering, last night, may have the answer.
              "There is no substitute for victory." - General Douglas MacArthur

              "I love long walks; especially when taken by those who annoy me."

              http://www.flickr.com/photos/impact

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              • #8
                Originally posted by theunions
                Or Ruttman or Ward...
                Or Brabham...
                "An emphasis was placed on drivers with road racing backgrounds which meant drivers from open wheel, oval track racing were at a disadvantage. That led Tony George to create the IRL." -Indy Review 1996

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                • #9
                  I just talked to the crew chief for Ray Smith (Smith Speed Shop) and he said the guy never drove their car. Also, I think I talked him into joining the forum, a lot of you oldtimers probably remember him, his name is Jim Simon.

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                  • #10
                    Bob Evans was from Long Beach, California and raced for years in the CRA.

                    IIRC, he won the first of what became the Copper World Classic at Phoenix International Raceway.
                    "Versions of a story that are more tidy, compact, and camera-ready should generally be viewed as historically suspect." - Jackson Landers

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                    • #11
                      Asking For help

                      I 'm look for a guy named Don Urgo. He used the Name Don O Reilly when he raced. He raced CRA in the 60s. I have a Kuzma question for him. Does anyone know him or a family member? If this went to the wrong place I'm sorry.

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                      • #12
                        Bob Evans ?? They make a damn fine breakfast there!

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                        • #13
                          The Bob Evans that JThur1 is referring to is the Long Beach, Cal., CRA sprint car driver (driving mostly for Mrs. Ruth Kasenberg and the late Don Peabody) who was hired by the Agajanian-Faas Racers to replace Jimmy Gordon, the Sacramento, Ca. driver who was killed on October 25th, 1970 at the CRA sanctioned U.S. Open Competition race at the California State Fairgrounds. A week before, he did indeed win the race at Phoenix Int. Raceway, a race in which Gordon had finished second in the Hayden Harris car. He started out 1971 driving the Aggie-Faas and King-O-Lawn midgets, went back east to run USAC but, quickly raced into obscurity.

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                          • #14
                            Records indicate that Bob Evans only ran in 5 USAC features between '71 and '75. 2 in '71, 2 in '72 and 1 in '75.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tim 65
                              Bob Evans ?? They make a damn fine breakfast there!
                              Now, that is exactly what I asked you not to say.
                              "There is no substitute for victory." - General Douglas MacArthur

                              "I love long walks; especially when taken by those who annoy me."

                              http://www.flickr.com/photos/impact

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