My Formula 5000
Lyle Forsgren
photo & profile circa 1970
Lyle Forsgren is a rarity in racing in the United States, for not only does
he build race cars, but he also drives them.  A magna cum laude
graduate of the University of Washington in 1958, Forsgren joined the
Boeing Company  in Seattle where he worked from 1959 to 1969 as a
lead research engineer in supersonic propulsion laboratories.  He
started designing a highly successful series of small-bore sports racing
cars in 1958, forming Forsgren Engineering Limited which is devoted
solely to design and manufacture of race cars.  His career as a
manufacturer was highlighted by fellow Seattlean Mike Campbell taking
the Formula C national championship at the Riverside ARRC runoffs in a
Forsgrini single seat built by his firm.  Driving his own sports racing cars,
Forsgren took several regional championships as well as two divisional
championships.
Date
Event
#
Car
Finish
1970
 
46
Forsgrini
Ford
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
News article attached to the back of the photo.