Bob Bondurant is ascending the podium once again.
The legendary driver and driving educator has been elected to the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Hall of Fame, Class of 2014. He joins friend Dan Gurney and racing associates Kathy Barnes, Dr. Bob Hubbard, Jim Downing and Pete Hylton for the honor, which recognizes his lifelong contribution to motorsports and to the Topeka, Kansas-based Sports Car Club of America in particular.
The SCCA National Hall of Fame was created in 2004 to record the history and accomplishments of the Club by acknowledging those members who have significantly helped the 70-year-old organization grow. Nominations were submitted to, and reviewed by, the SCCA Hall of Fame Nomination and Selection committees before the inductees were announced.
Bondurant, founder of the world-famous Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, and his fellow class members will be formally inducted at the Hall of Fame Banquet presented by Mazda at the annual SCCA Convention, Saturday, March 8, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“When you look through the list of the Sports Car Club of America Hall of Fame members, it is clear that they are also legends in the wider world of motorsports. Bob Bondurant’s sensational driving record would make him a contender, but the advent of and his continued work with the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving cements that,” says Lisa B. Noble, SCCA president and CEO.
“We know that SCCA racers are among the best in the world, and many of them got their start in Bob’s programs,” she adds. “His selection as an SCCA Hall of Fame inductee is well deserved.”