Brett Lunger

Racing Driver
Born Nov 14, 1945

Robert Brett Lunger is a former racecar driver from the United States. Lunger was educated in dancing schools in Wilmington, the Holderness School, and Princeton University. He dropped out of Princeton after three years to enlist for service in Vietnam. He was a political science major. At the time he was preparing a thesis on U.S. policy on Southeast Asia. The Gulf of Tonkin Incident refuted much of what Lunger contended in his writing.… Read More

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1945 Birth Born on November 14, 1945.


1965 19 Years Old Lunger was not raised a car enthusiast. He was brought up to enjoy baseball, hockey, and football. He became interested in auto racing when a friend took him to a race in 1965.


1966 20 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1966 he was the "rich kid" of the Can-Am series. … Read More
1968 - 1970 2 More Events
1971 25 Years Old In 1971 and 1972, Lunger might have finished third again in 1973 had mechanical problems held him to just four finishes, and seventh overall. … Read More
1972 26 Years Old In 1972 Lunger was 3rd again in the L&M Continental 5000 Championship, trailing Graham McRae and Sam Posey. … Read More
In March 1973, Lunger placed 2nd to Peter Gethin in the opening race of Rothman's Formula 5000 European Championship at Brands Hatch. … Read More
Lunger drove for the Dan Gurney’s Anglo American Racers team, in their Jorgensen Eagle 73A which debuted in Formula 5000 in 1974.
He married Jo, the daughter of Sir Leonard Crossland, former chairman of Ford of Britain and an executive with Lotus in 1975. … Read More


In 1976 Lunger moved to the Team Surtees. … Read More
In his first race of the season, Lunger finished 14th in the 1977 South African Grand Prix driving a March-Ford. … Read More
He was one lap off the pace and finished 19th at Buenos Aires in the 1978 Argentine Grand Prix.
Lunger teamed with Follmer and Derek Bell in a Vasek Polak entry in the Los Angeles Times 6-Hour Grand Prix of Endurance in April 1979. … Read More
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