Role at Riverside: Racer
If you went to the races at Riverside Speedway in the 1970s odds were good you saw New Glasgow’s Bobby Allen visit Victory Lane – more than once. He is a multi-time winner at Riverside along with being the 1969 International 100 champion and 1972 late model point champion.
Bobby Allen got his start racing in 1966 at Fraser’s Mountain Raceway – finishing his rookie season as the top driver – and also winning the Most Popular Driver Award. He continued his winning ways at Fraser’s Mountain Raceway and also included Havre Boucher Speedway wins to his resume.
In 1971 Bobby Allen won the Maritime Stock Car Champion crown at Atlantic Speedway – just one year after being sidelined due to a back injury suffered in a wreck at Riverside. He went on to win many more races at Riverside and at Atlantic Speedway, and competed in Maine at Oxford Plains Speedway, Wiscasset Raceway, and Unity Raceway before retiring from racing in the 80s.
Bobby Allen was inducted in the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame November 5, 2011.