Carroll Smith said " Bob Earl started racing in 1972 and has since established himself as one of the most competitive drivers in North America, as well as an excellent test driver and driver coach." Bob's major successes include:
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Ongoing- Freelance Driver Coach and Test Driving/Car Development for Vintage Cars. Invented and sold the Virtual Racing Chassisto 2015.
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2002-2009- Oversaw the Mechanics Training Program at the Jim Russell School at Infineon Raceway in Northern Calif. Was also Technical Director for car setup and development.
1996-2000 - Started the Derek Daly Performance Driving Academy in las Vegas, was General Manager and Director of instruction. Director and Head Coach of the Team Green Academy driver search. MotorTrend Magazine voted the Derek Daly Performance Driving Academy as the best driving school in America in 1997.”
1994-1996 - Freelance Driver Coach
1993 - Drove Acura Spice IMSA Camel Lights sponsored by Motorola/Uniden with 2 wins, 3 thirds, and two pole positions.
1990-1992 - Drove for the Nissan Performance Technology Inc. IMSA GTP team with victories in Miami, Watkins Glen, and the 12 hours of Sebring, and second place finishes as West Palm and Mid Ohio (1990). Second place finishes at Daytona and Sebring (1991). In 1992, led Daytona and Sebring, and finished third at Miami after substituting (with no practice time) for Chip Robinson. Lead development driver on P-35 V12 Group C car.
1989 - Won the 24 Hours of Daytona GTO Class and finished 2nd at Sebring Driving the Roush Lincoln Mercury IMSA GTO car. Drove a Chevy Spice for Jim Miller's MTI Vacations IMSA GTP team for 11 races, earning seconds at Watkins Glenn and Tampa, third at Del Mar, and three other top five finishes.
1988 - Drove for the factory Pontiac/Spice Engineering IMSA GTP Team and was consistent top 6 qualifier with one third, one fourth ( 12 DNF's due to engine development problems).
1987 - Won first 24 Hours of Daytona event entered (qualified on pole position), driving a factory Pontiac/Spice Engineering IMSA GTP Light car. Drove the factory Pontiac Fiero V6 in IMSA GTO series, with two victories (including the cars debut in Miami) and consistent high finishes resulting in third place for the season in point standings.
1986 - Hired by Spice Engineering to drive factory backed IMSA GTP Light entry. In 11 races, earned 8 pole positions (5 qualifying records), three victories (led 8 races), and six fastest race laps.
1985- 1986 - Drove factory backed Pontiac Fiero for Huffaker Racing in IMSA GTU division. In 27 races, earned 16 pole positions (nine records), scored ten victories ( led 23 races), and set ten fastest race laps, (6 records).
1980-1984 - Macau Grand Prix Champion 1981, (only American ever). Bosch Gold Cup Super Vee Champion at Riverside (1980 & 1981), and Charlotte (1980). Third place in Super Vee standings (1981). Won Professional Formula Atlantic Race at Elkart lake and third at Long Beach (1980). Development Driver for Hayashi Cars and Anson Super Vees.
1979 - In first professional series, scored Formula Atlantic victory at Elkart lake. Finished fifth in the Championship standings with one victory, three thirds and one fourth.
1978 - Two victories in two attempts in National Formula Atlantic competition.
1972-1978 - Started racing Formula Ford and won numerous Regional and National races, including the National Championship (1973). Earned the Bert Hawthorne trophy for Formula Ford Competence, and the Northern California Motorsports Writers "Driver of the Year", honors in 1973. Divisional Champion (1974). The only driver to win the "first ever" races for six different Formula Ford Chassis.
1972-1986 - Was full time Instructor and chief instructor at different periods for the Bondurant School of high Performance Driving at Ontario Motor Speedway and Sears Point Raceway.
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