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Nissan: Nissan/Datsun fable Bob Sharp combined to Sports Car Club of America Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan fable Bob Sharp has been combined to a Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) Hall of Fame as partial of a 2018 category of inductees.

Sharp began racing and offered Datsuns in Connecticut in a 1960s. His racing bravery increased his sales numbers and his profile, and by a 1970s he was a premier Datsun racer in a U.S. and a successful dealer.  

Sharp’s success, including 6 SCCA titles won between 1967 (the first-ever for a brand) and 1975, captivated all kinds of talent to his group – including a mythological Paul Newman who got his start with Bob Sharp Racing in 1972 pushing a Datsun 510 B-Sedan in SCCA competition.

The Datsun 510 was only one of a many Nissan automobiles Sharp ran during his career. In his 12 years competing in a SCCA National Championship Runoffs, opposite 3 classes, Sharp gathering a Nissan each time, scoring 6 wins. He would be automobile owners and constructor to a dozen some-more champions pushing Nissan products.

Sharp’s son, Scott, continued a tradition of racing with Nissan, winning 3 SCCA Runoff titles of his possess in Nissan 280Z and 300ZX. In total, Nissan and Datsun have scored some-more than 100 victories during a annual SCCA Runoff event.

Presently, Scott Sharp races in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a Nissan-powered ESM team. The younger Sharp took feat for Nissan in their initial deteriorate with a group during a prestigious Petit Le Mans enduro in Oct of 2017.

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