Roberto Guerrero

Roberto Guerrero

Roberto José Guerrero Isaza (born 16 November 1958, in Medellín) is a former racing driver from Colombia. He participated in 29 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 23 January 1982. He currently lives in San Juan Capistrano, California.

With no championship points in Formula One and no prospects to drive for a competitive team, Guerrero left at the end of the 1983 season to race in the United States. He had an auspicious beginning to his Champ Car racing career, winning both CART and Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year honors in 1984. His initial promise was never completely fulfilled, winning only two CART races, both in 1987. Later the same year he had a massive accident which left him in a coma for 17 days.

Of special note were Guerrero's participations in the Indianapolis 500. He came very close to winning outright on two occasions, but bad luck always kept the victory out of his grasp. In 1992 he spun off on the pace lap after having qualified on the pole position. Guerrero finished runner up twice, in the top-five five times, and held the qualifying speed record from 1992 through 1996. Guerrero was also selected to participate in the 1988 International Race of Champions.

Guerrero became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1989. He and his wife have three children and reside in Orange County, California.

In recent years Guerrero has returned to racing, but of a different venue. He began off-road racing at the legendary Baja 2000. He has since continued to race in Baja 1000 events and guide tours of the Baja Peninsula with Wide Open Baja.

Read more about Roberto GuerreroSources

Other articles related to "roberto, roberto guerrero, guerrero":

Major League Baseball Player Of The Month Award - Awardees
... September Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves 1960 May Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates June Lindy McDaniel St ... August Pete Rose (2) Cincinnati Reds 1967 May Roberto Clemente (2) Pittsburgh Pirates June Hank Aaron (2) Atlanta Braves July Jim Ray Hart San Francisco Giants August Orlando Cepeda St ... May Ken Holtzman Chicago Cubs June Ron Santo (3) Chicago Cubs July Roberto Clemente (3) Pittsburgh Pirates August Willie Davis Los Angeles Dodgers 1970 May Rico Carty ...
1987 Indy Car Season - Race Results
105.886 Mario Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report 2 Dana 200 Mario Andretti 21.832 Roberto Guerrero Vince Granatelli Racing Report 3 Indianapolis 500 Mario Andretti ...
List Of US National Golden Gloves Champions
... Rivera - Kansas City 135 - Herschel Acton - Oklahoma City 147 - Richard Guerrero - Chicago 160 - Clifford William Chapel - New York 175 - Buddy Turner ... Bickle - Kansas City 147 - Willard Henry - Kansas City 160 - Richard Guerrero - Chicago 175 - Bobby Jackson - Cleveland 201 - Ernest Fann - Cleveland 112 ... - Kenneth ... California 112 - Roberto Benitez - Milwaukee 119 - Evaristo Rodriguez - Chicago 125 - Jose Hernandez - Chicago 132 - Kenito Drake - Detroit 139 - Adan Reyes - So ...