A New Unser Triumphant at Indy

A NEW UNSER TRIUMPHANT AT INDY

Robbie Unser Joins Andre Ahrle to win the SVRA's Indy Legends Charity Vintage Pro/Am

INDIANAPOLIS -RIS- (June 18, 2016) The Unser family - Al, Al Jr., and Bobby - has taken nine victories on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's famed 2.5-mile oval. Today, Bobby's son Robbie joined the ranks of Unsers Victorious at Indy, this time on the 2.43-mile road course.

Unser joined Andre Ahrle in the seat of his 1965 Cobra CompR 427 sports car in today's running of the Indy Legends Celebrity Charity Vintage Pro/Am, staged by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association's Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational on the IMS 2.43-mile infield road course.

The Unser/Ahrle duo completed the 25-lap pro/am event ahead of the hard-charging 1965 Mustang GT350 combo of Gary Moore and Paul Tracy.

Ahrle/Unser led the Class 6AP finishers, while Moore/Tracy led the 6BP class.

The #37 of Clair Schwendeman and Richie Hearn rounded completed the 45-minute timed race, bringing home the 1968 Corvette roadster in third overall, second in the 6AP classification

OVERALL RESULTS

The Indy Legends ProAm Charity race pairs 33 veteran Indy 500 drivers with amateur racing partners in classic Cobras, Corvettes, Camaros and Mustangs in a timed race on the IMS road course during the four-day SVRA Brickyard Vintage Indy Racing weekend.

The pro drivers are paired in equipment, sized to best fit the the amateur's seating position. The race starts with the amateur in the car, and duos are required to make at a five-minute minimum pit stop for a driver change.

This isn't a race where these vintage warhorse cars are babied. Pro or amateur alike, these drivers still see the "red mist" as they compete fender-to-fender.

Since its debut two years ago, the Indy Legends ProAm Charity race has raised over $100,000 for local charities, and remains one of the most-popular events during the Brickyard Invitational weekend.

QUICK RESULTS

INDY LEGENDS CHARITY VINTAGE PRO/AM RACE

#91 ANDRE AHRLE / ROBBY UNSER  6AP
#98 GARY MOORE / PAUL TRACY  6BP
#37 CLAIR SCHWENDEMAN / RICHIE HEARN  6AP
#66 GEORGE DEL CANTO / DAVEY HAMILTON  6BP
#42A PETER KLUTT / AL UNSER JR.  6AP
#00 CHARLES BENTLEY / A J FOYT IV  6BP
#46 JODY O'DONNELL / ROBERTO GUERRERO  6AP
#1C DON HENRY / PETE HALSMER  6AP
#7 SHANNON IVEY / JOHNNY UNSER  6BP
#*3 KIRK BLAHA / LARRY FOYT  6BP
#63 ROBERT KORZEN / DARREN MANNING  6BP
#27 JIM CAUDLE / BOB LAZIER  6BP
#64 JAMES HECK / DICK SIMON  6BP
#23 CURT VOGT / MAX PAPIS  6BP
#3 SAMUEL LECOMTE / DAVY JONES  6AP
#33B BOB LIMA / JOSELE GARZA  6AP
#317 SCOTT HACKENSON / MARK DISMORE  6BP
#05 EDWARD SEVADJIAN / WILLY T. RIBBS  6BP
#28 JOHN MCCORMICK / LYN ST JAMES  6BP
#76 SCOTT BRADY / DENNIS FIRESTONE  6BP
#97 PETER BASELICE / RICK TREADWAY  6BP
#16 STEVEN COLE / JOHNNY PARSONS JR.  6BP
#333 DENNIS OLTHOFF / ANA BIA BIATRIZ  6BP
#17 MARK RIFE / JIMMY KITE  6BP
#73 AARON LORTON / BILLY ROE  6AP
#71 MICHAEL RANKIN / DONNIE BEECHLER  6BP
#2 DAVID ROBERTS / ALEX LLOYD  6BP
#43 RICHARD WALL / GEOFF BRABHAM  6AP
#11 NORM DANIELS / TOM BAGLEY  6BP
#65A BRENT JARVIS / SCOTT HARRINGTON  6AP
#125 MATT PARENT / CORY WITHERILL  6BP
#51 BILL FEASTER / JOHN MARTIN  6BP
#1 RAY EVERNHAM / BILL ELLIOTT  6AP
#67 ALAN SEVADJIAN / JAQUES LAZIER  6BP

Tom Beeler

Tom has been a contributor to RIS since 1992. He was invited to join the staff as a full-time reporter/editor in 1995, and has covered IndyCar, Formula 1, NASCAR, Grand-Am, ALMS and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In addition to his RIS work, Tom has been a contributor for General Motors, Nissan, Toyota and the ACO.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 4:44 PM, 06.18.2016