LISTEN TO UPIR PRESIDENT CHUCK CARMIN comments on Iverson’s passing:
Local racing legend Bob Iverson has died.
The 77-year-old Escanaba native raced on tracks throughout the Midwest and had numerous track championships over the years in Escanaba, Norway, and Sault Ste. Marie, Canada. His most successful track, perhaps, was Norway where he won a record ten track championships before retiring in 1993.
Iverson was inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 1998 and was also inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
According to the Anderson Funeral Home’s official obituary, Iverson is survived by wife, Caroline of Escanaba; daughter, Janet (Mark) Juhl of Escanaba; sons, Jamie (Julie) Iverson of Escanaba and Jeff (LeeAnne) Iverson of Escanaba; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren
Visitation will be held this Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday at Central United Methodist Church in Escanaba.
Statement from Chuck Carmin, U.P.I.R. President:
What an honor we have had the last couple of years to watch these legends race. They came back to keep racing alive, because they love it so much. Watching that blue and white car turn the fastest times I have ever witnessed a vintage car go was eerie, and sent chills down my back as I watched at Norway Speedway last night as they honored our sports legends. We truly lost a legend and a great ambassador to racing.
Our job is to remember guys like him, by racing hard every chance we get. Because that’s what the Hyde Hustler would want. RIP Bob Iverson. Thoughts and prayers to the Iverson family.