US Legend Cars

It was in April 1992 that the first Legends car was unveiled at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway.  The concept of creating a fun and affordable “spec” class of racing for anyone to participate in was born.  President and General Manager of LMS, H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler and Elliott Forbes-Robinson, famed road racing champion, designed these 5/8-scale fiberglass full-fendered versions of the famed NASCAR modifieds driven by legendary drivers such as Fireball Roberts, Buck Baker, Curtis Turner, Speedy Thompson and Banjo Matthews.  

These cars started racing in Colorado in 1994.  In 1995 there were 4 cars that started the season and raced at Big Country Speedway in Cheyenne WY, Beacon Hill (now I-25 speedway) in Pueblo, and the now defunct Second Creek, a road course that was east of Denver, and Mead, a road course north of Denver.  By the end of the season, a fifth car joined them.  In 1996 there were approximately 16 cars racing, growing to 20 plus by 1997.  We now have 48 racing cars locally. 

The Legends Front Range Series (now the Rocky Mountain Legion Racing Association - RMLRA) started racing in 2003 at Colorado National Speedway.  Highway 92 joined the ranks in 2005.  Congratulations to our past champions, Nick Cooper, (2003), Anthony Medina (2004), Terry Plummer (2005), Chris Eggleston (2006), Terry Plummer  (2007), Kyle Clegg (2008 and 2010) and Wayne Barlock (2009). Congratulations to our reigning champion Kyle Ray, who has taken the title for the last 2 years.  We look forward to a great 2013!  Many of these drivers continue racing their legends cars as well as cars in other divisions.  Their dedication, as well as all the drivers involved in the series has made the RMLRA a highly respected racing organization. 

With financial help over the years from Boulder Door and Mill Work, D & D Metals, Ron and Nancy Soule, and our own “Strawberry King”, the legends cars in this area have raced for increased purses and end-of-year point’s funds.  There was a “safety program” to help drivers purchase HANS devices as well as other safety related equipment.   

 Please call if you have any questions or would like information on how to get involved in Legends Racing! 

Legend Car Specifications

Wheelbase: 73.00"
Overall Width : 60.00"
Overall Length: 10' 6"
Height: 46"
Engine: Yamaha 1250cc (sealed)
Yamaha 1200cc (open)
Horsepower: 122 HP
Weight: 1300 lbs. with driver
Tires: 205/13R60 BF Goodrich Tires Comp TA HR4
Wheels: Width:7" / Diameter: 13"
Suspension: Coil Over With Bilstein Shocks
Frame: Full Tubeframe With Integral Rollcage
Harness: G-Force Five-Point

We would like to express our appreciation to the “Strawberry King”, Darrell Wulff, for all his help and support of Legends racing thru the years.

 Sadly, DW passed away of heart failure in the fall of 2009.  We honor him with his own “Strawberry” decal, and may his family know how much he has meant to all of us.  He will be missed.