Bob Lazier started racing in the Sports Car Club of America Formula V class in 1969, and by 1974, he had finished second in the SCCA Formula V National Championships four times and the National Formula Ford Championship once. He won the National Amateur Formula B Championship in 1971. He then won the Professional Gold Cup Series Championship in 1977. In 1981, he joined the CART Indy Car series, finishing 19th in the Indy 500, third in Mexico City and fourth at Watkins Glen, and won the “Rookie-of-the-Year” title. Between 1983 and 1987, Bob drove for Mazda in the IMSA Daytona 24-Hour race. He was on the winning GTU team three years in a row.