Drivers with the name of Luyendyk, Vasser, Pruett, Brayton, Boesel, St. James, and many others have made their debut into Indy Cars with the Simon team. For years the Simon stable was the first to get their entries in for the race, the first on the track at the Indianapolis 500, and the first team to successfully field five drivers in 1993, and seven drivers in the 1995 Indianapolis 500. Simon Racing has the distinction of qualifying every rookie they brought to the Indy 500, as well as having brought more rookies than any other team in history to the Indy 500. In 1997 the team won their first 500-mile Indy race at Las Vegas with Driver, Eliseo Salizar and Engineer, Dick Simon.
Simon Racing finished 5th and 7th in the Championship in two consecutive years, 1993 and 1994 with driver Raul Boesel.
Dick’s other accomplishments also include being the alternate to the 1960 Olympic Ski Team, Utah National Champion Sport Parachute Jumper, an expert Senior Licensed scuba diver and a multi-engine pilot as well as racing in the World Championships in Off-Shore high-performance boats.
Dick and his wife, Dianne, also own Dick Simon Yachts, a premier yacht brokerage with offices in Dana Point, and Long Beach, California.
He and Dianne, currently reside in San Tan Valley, Arizona. Dick commutes to California one week each month to oversee the Yacht business.
At 83, Dick still drives at Indianapolis on the Formula I track with the Vintage cars.