Judy Stropus
Judy Stropus
Category: Sports Cars
CLASS OF: 2021
BORN: October 7, 1943

Timing and scoring expert for multiple top teams
Known for astonishing accuracy and endurance 
Owns successful motorsports PR firm
2008 AARWBA Jim Chapman Award
2015 Road Racing Drivers Club’s Bob Akin Award


Best known for her savant-like ability to score and time even 24-hour sports car races singlehandedly, with perfect accuracy and without a break, Stropus was sought out by top teams such as Penske, Bud Moore Racing, BMW, American Motors, Al Holbert, Ted Field, Brumos Racing, Bruce Leven, Dick Barbour, Wayne Baker and Bob Akin. Perhaps the ultimate recognition of her talent was that sanctioning bodies would often come to her to correct glitches in their own scoring. As owner of JVS Enterprises, her list of public relations clients over the years has included Chevrolet, BMW, Bob Akin Racing, Brumos, the International Motor Racing Research Center, Duracell, Mattel, Gorsline, General Racing, Autosports Marketing Associates and Don Schumacher Racing. In 2008, AARWBA gave her the Jim Chapman Award for Excellence in Public Relations. In 2015, the Road Racing Drivers Club bestowed the coveted Bob Akin Award, given to the person who best exemplifies its namesakes’ passion for motorsports, commitment to sportsmanship and fair play, and contributions to the sport and community at large.

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