Also: Carl Tyler
September 11, 1927 Died: January 6, 1993
Lois Tyler, a native of Bradford, Pennsylvania,
participated in the NASCAR Women's National Championship Compact Car
Race held January 31, 1960, at the Daytona International Speedway. Lois
drove the #69 Studebaker Lark coupe. The racecourse for this race
consisted of both the oval track as well as the road course. Lois
finished 7th out of 7 entries.
Lois has a lifelong interest in automobile racing. Her father, Ray Schimp, was a race track owner in Bradford. He opened a quarter mile
racetrack in 1953. In 1957 the track was relocated and expanded to a
half mile in length. Ray remained active in the operation of the track
into the 8o's.
Lois was a scorer for Richard Petty at Daytona for 17 years.
She continues to be active in the racing community, making personal
appearances, and speaking about the early days of stock racing. She is
an active member of the Living Legends of Auto Racing club. During early
2002, she is overseeing the restoration of a
1957 Ford racecar, which will resemble one that Carl drove in NASCAR.
Lois intends to show the restored Ford racecar at the NASCAR Cup race in
Watkins Glen, New York in the summer of '02.
Lois' husband, Carl Tyler raced for 25 years.
He began in Pennsylvania, raced in the NASCAR Grand National Division,
the last race on the beach, 1958, and the first Daytona 500 at the new
speedway, in 1959. Carl raced in the NASCAR Sportsman Division from 1960
through 1969. He continued to race on area tracks in Florida until 1978.
He passed away in 1993.
Courtesy Bob Coolidge's Studebaker Website
First Woman Racer To Race At Daytona; They didn't hardly allow women in
the pits for anything!
Lois has few NASCAR
Statistics known at this time except these:
Women's National Championship Compact Car Race
husband Carl has some NASCAR statistics: