Doug Heveron

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29 Mar 1961
Rochester, New York


United States

Indy 500s:

0 (1983)

Finally ended his long racing career in 2008, after finishing his career in supermodified cars. Lives in Jensen Beach, Florida, where he is also a landscaper. Heveron was inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Doug grew up in Liverpool, New York, following his father Tom into the sport. Whilst still at school, Doug got a job working at an automobile parts garage. Doug was just eight years on when he started racing locally, before moving to quarter-midgets at the age of thirteen. He started his full ISMA career in 1978, taking Rookie of the Year honours and becoming the youngest driver ever to win a feature race at Oswego Speedway. Between 1980 and 1983, Doug won 27 out of 33 races at Oswego. Unfortunately during his Indy attempt, Doug crashed and broke his ankle, ending his bid early. Doug then drove for three years in NASCAR, before returning to supermodified cars in 1989, carrying on for twenty more years.

Biography last updated 4 Jul 2017