UPDATE: “Baja Bob” Father of Robby Gordon Found Dead in Home
Cause of Death Not Determined, Wife Also Found
“Baja” Bob Gordon, 69, and his wife Sharon, 57—parents of desert and NASCAR racing superstar Robby Gordon—were found dead in their home Wednesday night in Orange, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. The Orange County Coroner’s office identified the bodies Wednesday evening. Orange city police Lieutenant Fred Lopez said the cause of the deaths has not been determined. An undisclosed weapon was found at the scene. No outside suspects are believed to be involved in the deaths.
Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks racing team is scheduled to race at this weekend’s Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa. It is unknown at this point if Gordon himself will race this weekend, however, it’s believed the Stadium Super Trucks races will still happen.
Bob has remained active in racing in recent years. In 2015, Bob won the Vintage Open Buggy class of the NORRA Mexican 1000, ahead of off-road racing legend Walker Evans. Bob was also a five-time Baja 1000 class champion, and three-time SCORE class champion. Our condolences go out to our friends in the off-road racing community, and we will update this post with the latest information as it becomes available.
An update from the Orange County Register adds comment from Robby Gordon, saying he was "devastated" at the death of his father, and that "the truth will come out." A suspicion that something might be afoul was tipped off when Bob missed a doctor's appointment. Gordon also said the Stadium Super Truck races at this weekend's Sand Sports Super Show will proceed as scheduled.
Source: Orange County Register