My Formula 5000
Black American Racers, Inc.









Black American Racers, Inc (BAR) was incorporated in 1973. It's driving
force was Leonard W. Miller and BAR's mission was to publish a
yearbook, to create a Black American Racers Day at a drag racing
facility, and to raise the visibility of black contributions that contributed to
the development of black racing and racers.

Coyle Peek, Randy Bethea and
Benny Scott were just a few of the many
drivers who campaigned under BAR.  Benny Scott being the most
prominent.  Starting out in a Lola T324 Super Vee and moving into
F5000 cars. BAR's first F5000 event was the
Long Beach Grand Prix in
1975.  Benny finished 11th in his Lola T332 despite losing his clutch on
the 11th lap, and shifting without it for the remainder of the race.

Hoping for the same success at Laguna Seca wasn't going to happen.  
Benny got in a bad shunt with Mario Andretti in a qualifying heat and
badly bent the monocoque thus ending the weekend.  Lloyd's of London
insured the car on a race-to-race basis.  The bill to replace the tub and
other pieces came to $45,000  The insurance policy paid off.

BAR's 1975 sponsorship with Viceroy cigarettes came to a sudden end in
the beginning of 1976.  It's slipping sales had reduced it's work force and
no longer could justify it's sponsorship in the F5000 series.  Mario
Andretti and Al Unser where also sponsored by Viceroy






                      
        
               
                
  




   
Benny Scott
Driver
Leonard W. Miller
Team Manager
Autographed Long Beach
race program. Benny Scott.
Black American Racers, Inc
Press Kit 1975




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Radio interview
Leonard W. Miller & his son Leonard T. Miller
recorded on 2/20/2010
Image provided by Kenneth C. Jones
Kenneth C. Jones membership card to
the "Black American Racers Association"
Card No.150   1975
Lola T324 SuperVee