SES: All Pro Series founder dies

Prattville, AL. (May 30 2002) - "Uncle Bob" Harmon, founder of the All Pro Super Series in 1980, and one of the greatest short track racing promoters in America, lost his three month battle with lung cancer Thursday afternoon ending a 52-year auto...

Prattville, AL. (May 30 2002) - "Uncle Bob" Harmon, founder of the All Pro Super Series in 1980, and one of the greatest short track racing promoters in America, lost his three month battle with lung cancer Thursday afternoon ending a 52-year auto racing career.

Harmon, one of the last barnstorming racing promoters, was born in Ensley, Al., Sept 18 1932 later moving to Prattville, Al. in the 50's. Harmon promoted late model short track racing throughout the south and was the founder of the famous All American 400 late model event held at the Nashville, Tn. fairground for 19 years. This event attracted drivers from across the United States and Canada.

Harmon was proud of the fact that his "Unofficial" Board of Advisors, when he started his racing series, consisted of the Alabama Gang of Bobby and Donnie Allison, the late Neil Bonnet and Red Farmer.

Many other notible drivers, who went on to compete with the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, raced with Harmon including David Pearson, Bill Elliott, Harry Gant, Kenny Schrader, Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin, the late Butch Lindley and others.

In 1990 NASCAR bought the All Pro Series which today is known as the Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring.

Visitation has been set for Monday, June 3, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Prattville Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Prattville, Al. Graveside services will be Tuesday in Booth, Al.

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Series NASCAR , General
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Donnie Allison , Harry Gant , Red Farmer , Mark Martin , David Pearson
Article type Obituary