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Jack Lawrence

Jack Lawrence

Jack Lawrence

Jack Lawrence has spent all of his life in Chautauqua County, but his name is well known around the country as a top race car driver.

Lawrence started racing in 1957 with a MGTF 1500 and his first competition race was at the Lake Erie Invitational Race at Dunkirk Airport. Then he became more involved in Sports Car Club of America sanctioned races and remained active for decades.

By the time of his induction into the CSHoF he had been involved in over 150 events and earned regional driver of the year awards several times. In 1981 he was awarded the Northeast Division Mark Donahue Sportsmanship Award which is given to the driver who has over the years contributed to the sport and assisted his fellow competitors. Lawrence was the Northeast Division Champion in 1982, 1983 and 1984 and has participated in six National Championship runoffs. He placed first in 1983, thus earning the title of National Champion. He was the runner-up in 1982.

His 1983 national title earned Lawrence a lot of print in racing publications and he was also mentioned in a Swedish book on the history of the Saab Sonett.

On the volunteer level, Lawrence was chief driving instructor at Nelson Ledges in Warren, Ohio; a driving school sponsored by the Western New York Region of SCCA. He also served as a driving instructor at Watkins Glen.

Jack Lawrence was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.


Join the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame

A membership program is available to persons who are interested in preserving the history of sports in Chautauqua County and honoring the outstanding individuals who have created our cherished sports memories.

In addition to helping the CSHoF carry out its twin missions of maintaining a hall of fame and exhibit hall, members will receive several value-added benefits for their membership fee.

To join, please contact Russ Ecklund at
716-484-7684 or send an e-mail to membership@chautauquasportshalloffame.org

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Inductees are honored at the hall in Jamestown, NY.


Visit the CSHoF Exhibit Hall

Hall Hours: Generally 12:00 - 3:00pm

Location: 15 West Third Street, Jamestown, New York 14701

Telephone: 716-484-2272

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Arrangements can be made for a group to tour the hall anytime it would like by contacting Bill Rollinger at 716-763-8229.

 

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