Tim Bender

Tim Bender (born August 19, 1957) is a former snowmobile and NASCAR Busch Series race car driver from Colden, New York. He raced snowmobiles in the 1970s to 1990s and was inducted in the Snowmobile Hall of Fame. He had spot starts in the Busch Series from 1990 to 1996. He joined the tour full-time in 1997 before suffering a career-ending injury after the eighth race.

See also:

Bruce Larson

He was inducted in numerous Halls of Fame. Don Garlits' International Drag Racing Hall of Fame inducted Larson in 2006. Larson was inducted in the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Eastern Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame in 2004, the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1993, and the Super Stock Magazine Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 1995.

Bender began racing snowmobiles in 1974. He raced on ovals and snocross, peaking in the modified classes at United States Snowmobile Association (USSA) and Ontario Snowmobile Racing Federation (OSRF) events. Some of Bender's big wins were a championship at the Kawartha Cup in 1985 and two Formula I wins at the Adirondack Cup racing in 1990-91. He swept the Formula III division at the World Championship Snowmobile Derby at Eagle River from 1985 to 1988.

In 1999 he was inducted into the Snowmobile Hall of Fame. During his snowmobile racing career, Bender was known for his association with Yamaha; he won a total of eleven snowmobiling championships. In the 1980's, he designed several limited-production racing sleds that he used in competition.

Bender formed and ran Bender Racing, a snowmobile performance parts company. He sold the company in 1997 to go NASCAR racing and the company continues to carry his name. As of 2011, he was the Team Manager for the Hentges Racing Polaris team. As of 2014, Bender is on the Board of Directors for the Snowmobile Hill Climb Racing Association (SHCRA).

(Source: Wikipedia)