History

HistoryJOE VARDE RACING HISTORY

 

Driver History: AS A DRIVER 54 RACE WINS IN 7 PROFESSIONAL SERIES ON 17 TRACKS

 

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

 

FOUR (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:

YEARSSERIESSTARTSWINSTOP 3TOP 10POLEFASTEST LAP
YEARSSERIESSTARTSWINSTOP 3TOP 10POLEFASTEST LAP
1977 - 1990Sedan IMSA BFG International1111229541310
1981 – 1998IMSA GT 1, 2, 3771029601315
1983 – 1986IMSA Kelly American Challenge43
1985 – 1994IMSA Firehawk Endurance741634561815
1985 – 1989SCCA Playboy / Escort Endurance Cup6251
1991IMSA Bridgestone Supercar323
1992CASC Firestone Firehawk1111
1993 – 2000SCCA World Challenge1413511
1995SCCA National Championship Run Offs111
1995 – 1998IMSA Endurance / Speedvision2291519106
1998 – 2000Grand-Am Motorola Cup11571014
1999IMSA American Le Mans Series42
1999Ferrari Challenge111
2000NASCAR Busch North111
2001NASCAR Busch Grand National111
2001 – 2003Grand-Am Rolex Sports Cars212
2002NASCAR Winston Cup1
2003 NASCAR Craftsman Trucks1
TOTALS335541262235751

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