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Robert John "Bob" Loga (1940 – April 27, 1996) was an American stock car racing official, and was the president of the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) between 1990 and 1996.

Bob Loga
Born1940
Died(1996-04-27)April 27, 1996
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Cause of deathAutomobile accident
CitizenshipAmerican
OccupationBusinessman
OrganizationAutomobile Racing Club of America
TitleCo-President
President
Term1981-1990
1990-1996
PredecessorJohn Marcum
SuccessorRon Drager
Spouse(s)Cora
Childrensons, Gary and Tim; daughter, Wendy

CareerEdit

A resident of Temperance, Michigan, Loga joined ARCA as an official in 1962,[1] and had been promoted to assist in leading the sanctioning body in 1981,[2] along with Rollo Juckette,[3] becoming president of the organisation in 1990.[1]

DeathEdit

On April 26, 1996, Loga was involved in an automobile accident while leaving Talladega Superspeedway. He died the following afternoon at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center.[4] ARCA annually awards the Bob Loga Memorial Scholarship in his honor.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Winston Select Notes". Sumter, SC: The Item. April 28, 1996. Page 6B.
  2. ^ "ARCA at 50 Archived September 26, 2015, at the Wayback Machine". Stock Car Racing, February 2009. Accessed 2013-03-05.
  3. ^ "Archives 1980-1989 Archived January 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine". Automobile Racing Club of America. Accessed 2013-03-05.
  4. ^ "ARCA Chief Dies After Wreck At Track". Charlotte, NC: The Charlotte Observer, April 28, 1996. Page 7G.
  5. ^ Kernan, Sean. "ARCA's Drager Willing to Delegate". Daytona Beach, FL: The Daytona Beach News-Journal, February 7, 1997. Page 02R.