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Joe Varde


BORN:  April 3, 1950, Tampa, Fl

HOME:  Kissimmee, FL

FAMILY:  Wife Cheryl; sons Joie and Michael

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST ROAD RACE:  IMSA International Sedan, Talladega 6/19/1977, AMC Gremlin

FIRST ROAD RACE WIN:  IMSA International Sedan, Daytona, 11/25/79 AMC Concord

 

54 RACE WINS IN 7 PROFESSIONAL SERIES ON 17 TRACKS

 

4 DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIPS:

*1983 IMSA BF Goodrich International Sedan

*1988 IMSA Firestone Firehawk, Grand Sports class

*1991 IMSA Firestone Firehawk, Grand Sports class

*2000 Grand-Am Motorola Cup, Super Grand Sport class

 

SERIES AWARDS:

*1979 Most Improved Driver: IMSA International Sedan

*1991 Exxon Driver of the Year: IMSA Firestone Firehawk

*1995 Crew Chief of the Year: IMSA GT category

*2001 Crew Chief of the Year: Ferrari Challenge

 

SERIES RECORDS:

*Pole positions (27):  IMSA Firestone Firehawk

*Fastest race laps (20): IMSA Firestone Firehawk

 

CAREER RECORD BY- THE SERIES

YEARSSERIESSTARTSWINSTOP3TOP10POLEFASTEST LAP
1977-1990IMSA BFG Int Sedan1111229541310
1981-1998 IMSA GT1,2,3771029601315
1983-1986IMSA Kelly American Ch43
1985-1994IMSA Firehawk Endurance741634561815
1985-1989SCCA Playboy/Escort End6251
1991IMSA Bridgestone Supercar123
1992CASC Firestone Firehawk1111
1993-2000SCCA World Challenge1413511
1995SCCA National Champ.Run Offs111
1995-1998IMSA Endurance/Speedvision2291519106
1998-200Grand-Am Motorola Cup11571014
1999IMSA American Le Mans Series42
1999Ferrari Challenge111
2000NASCAR Busch North111
2001NASCAR Busch Grand National1
2001-2003Grand-Am Rolex Sports Cars212
2002NASCAR Winston Cup1
2003NASCAR Craftsman Trucks1
TOTALS335541262235751