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Bobby Unser Jr. (1955–2021), racecar driver and Bobby Unser’s son

by Linnea Crowther

Bobby Unser Jr. was a racecar driver who was the son of racing legend Bobby Unser.

Racing and stunt driving

Though Unser’s racing career was not as extensive as his father’s, he had several notable successes. He won several races at Speedway Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix. At the notoriously challenging Pike’s Peak Hill Climb, he came in second place twice, once after surviving a crash while qualifying. In later years, Unser became a stunt driver and stunt coordinator for movies and TV, working on shows including “Walker, Texas Ranger.” He was also a drummer and a horse breeder. Unser’s death comes just six weeks after his father’s death from natural causes.

Tributes to Bobby Unser Jr.

Full obituary: Albuquerque Journal


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