Biography Robert D. Sudhop Jr.
Driver, TopSide Racing

Las Vegas, Nevada

2000 Rim of the World Rally, 2nd place Production class, 26th overall
2000 Paris by Night Rally, Paris, Texas, 3rd place Group 2, 9th overall

Plan to run Gorman Ridge, Prescott Forest, Treeline, Laughlin International Rally and possible shootout for finals at Paris, Texas.

Started in Las Vegas Region this season by going to a Rallycross and had fun. I was told about the Rim of the World Rally and how challenging it was by Scott Bottomley (SCCA Las Vegas Event Orginizer), so I went home and started fabricating: rollcage, light bar, etc. Thanks to Anderson.

My name is Robert D. Sudhop, Jr. I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm 34 years old and have loved cars and racing as far back as I can remember. At the age of 10, I started pumping gas at a gas station and washed windows. I took four years of autoshop, welding and architeture in high school. I have built many cars and trucks including a '65 Mustang,'69 Camaro,'76 Fiat X-1/9,'80 Chevrolet Class 8 pick-up and, of course, my '96 Eclipse. I am a Senior Technician for Mitsubishi Motors and have recently gone to racing full time thanks to my sponsors.

The Car:
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse (First second generation Eclipse to be rallied as far as I've heard.)
Car Number: 364
Color: Silver
Class: Group 2
I have fabricated my own suspension and run sway-away shocks. The engine is 2.0 liter, soon to be 2.4L.

Robert can be contacted at:
TopSide Racing Team Website


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