Career in motorsport
Roger Mandeville belonged alongside Jim Downing of the pioneers of the Mazda - Wankel engine -Rennsports at the North American sports car racing in the 1980s. During this time he almost exclusively competed with racing versions of the Mazda RX-7 . Mandeville took six overall wins and finished 17 sports car races as class winner.
His first race was the 1971 Virginia 300 Mile Race , which was part of that year's IMSA GT series . He celebrated his first victory in the 1981 6-hour race at Daytona , a race in the 1981 World Sports Car Championship . His last win and his last race was also held at Daytona International Speedway ; In 1986 he won the IMSA GTU race there and in 2006 he was eliminated from the Daytona 24-hour race .
|1973||PDF Racing||Mazda RX-2||Paul Fleming||failure||malfunction|
|1979||Roger Mandeville||Mazda RX-7||Amos Johnson||Jim Downing||Rank 13|
|1980||Mandeville Racing||Mazda RX-7||Brad Frisselle||Jim Downing||9th place and class win|
|1981||Mandeville Racing Ent.||Mazda RX-7||Amos Johnson||failure||Power transmission|
|1982||Mandeville Auto Tech||Mazda RX-7||Amos Johnson||Jeff Kline||Rank 6 and class win|
|1983||Mandeville Auto Tech||Mazda RX-7||Amos Johnson||Danny Smith||failure||Engine failure|
|1984||Mandeville Auto Tech||Mazda RX-7||Amos Johnson||Danny Smith||Rank 17|
|1985||Mandeville Auto Tech||Mazda RX-7||Logan Blackburn||failure||suspension|
|1986||Mandeville Auto Tech||Mazda RX-7||Danny Smith||Rank 8 and class win|
|1987||Mandeville Auto Tech||Mazda RX-7||Kelly Marsh||Don Marsh||failure||Engine failure|
|1988||Mandeville Auto Tech||Mazda RX-7||Kelly Marsh||Don Marsh||Rank 17|
|1989||Mandeville Auto Tech||Mazda RX-7||Kelly Marsh||Rank 12|
|1995||Support Net Racing Inc.||Hawk MD3R||Henry Camferdam||failure||suspension|
|1996||Support Net Racing||Hawk C-8||Henry Camferdam||Bill Auberlen||failure||suspension|
|1997||Support Net Racing||Hawk C-8||Henry Camferdam||Johnny O'Connell||Scott Schubot||failure||mechanics|
- Ken Breslauer: Sebring. The official History of America's Great Sports Car Race. David Bull, Cambridge MA 1995, ISBN 0-9649722-0-4 .
- Peter Higham: The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. A complete Reference from Formula 1 to Touring Car. Guinness Publishing Ltd., London 1995, ISBN 0-85112-642-1 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American racing car driver|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 22, 1941|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Spartanburg|