My Formula 5000
Bruce Allison, often called the “Banana Kid,” is considered one of the
young lions of international motor racing. Starting racing in Australia in
1970 behind the wheel of a Ford Escort, Allison’s accomplishments
and experience make him a driver to be watched. Turning to open-
wheel cars in 1971, he competed successfully in the Formula Ford
class driving an Elfin F/F.  Beginning in 1972, Allison joined the
Australian Formula 2 ranks competing in such marques as Elfin, Bowin
and Birrana until entering Formula 5000 In 1975. In his first year of
F/5000 competition, he placed third in the Australian Toby Lee series
and earned the second most number of pole positions behind veteran
Frank Matich. For his outstanding efforts, Allison was voted the 1975
Australian Driver of the Year. Earlier this year, he placed second
behind Vem Schuppan in the New Zealand Peter Stuyvesant Formula
5000 Championship series driving a Lola T332. Allison is contesting
the North American F/5000  series driving for Teddy Yip and Sid
Taylor as a member of the Theodore Racing Team alongside Alan
Watkins Glen
Lola T332
Bruce Allison
Profile 1976
Residents; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Born July 5, 1953
Sept. 11,12,13, 1970