Drivers A - Z
Founder of the 12 hour race at Sebring and promoter of the first US Grand Prix in 1959.
Bernard Unett was the British Saloon Car Champion (now called touring car champion) in 1974, 1976 and 1977.
In 1958, Jerry became the first Unser to try to race in the Indianapolis 500. He died as a result of burns sustained in a practice crash there the following year.
Son of Bobby, nephew of Al. A true-all rounder, he had success in hill-climbs, raced in the IRL, sprint & sports cars & latterly tried his hand at rallying.
Bobby Unser was the undisputed king of the Pikes Peak hillclimb, winning the championship 13 times. At Indianapolis, he was a winner three times, in 1968, 1975 and again in 1981. He had 35 career Indy Car wins and was the first to go 190 miles per hour at Indianapolis.
A better mechanic that a racer, Louie was born 10 minutes after his brother Jerry. Louie also was named mechanic of the year in 1957 helping his brotehr win the Stock Car Championship. He was afflicted with multiple sclerosis for over 50 years and died of complications from the disease at the age of 71.
Johnny Unser, son of the late Jerry Unser, is best known for his IRL and CART exploits, but he has also won the 12 Hours of Sebring GTU class in 1989 and finished second in class in a Callaway Corvette at Le Mans in 1995.
Alfred "Al" Unser is the younger brother of fellow racing drivers Jerry and Bobby Unser, and father of Al Unser Jr. Now retired, he is the second of three men to have won the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times and won the National Championship in 1970, 1983, and 1985.