Andy Evans (born June 27, 1951) is an American auto racing driver and team owner.[1] As a driver, he won the 1995 and 1997 12 Hours of Sebring. He owned Scandia, an IndyCar and IMSA team.

In 1996, Evans and Roberto Muller bought the International Motor Sports Association, and changed its name to Professional Sports Car Racing (PSCR).[2][3] He also bought controlling interests in the Sebring International Raceway and Mosport Park.[4] Evans sold those assets to Don Panoz in 2001.

Before his racing career Evans worked in the securities industry during the 1980s, but SEC rule violations and a conviction for bank fraud resulted in a ban from the industry. After serving his fraud sentence, he became personal investment advisor for Bill Gates, whom he had known previously. Gates replaced Evans as his advisor after a press report brought his past and their relationship to light.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Profile". driverdb.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  2. ^ "IMSA wheels some of its people to NY, Indy". Tampa Bay Business Journal. January 20, 1997.
  3. ^ Smotherman, Mark (24 June 2007). "Selected Sports Car Racing History:1997 shakeup in US". Retrieved 21 January 2008.
  4. ^ Glick, Shav (16 January 1998). "Boating Accident Robs Sport of Powerful, Popular Figure". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  5. ^ Perches, George (May 4, 2012). "How Bill Gates Hired His Investment Advisor". Retrieved 2022-11-22.