(Hometown: Calgary, Alberta)
From 1964 to 1982, Roger Bateman made his mark as a skilled driver and owner, dominating the NHRA Gaser, Altered, and Super Comp categories.
Throughout his career, Bateman clinched numerous championships, including the NHRA Division 6 TAFC Championship in 1998 and Division 5 TAFC Championships in 2008, 2009, and 2011.
However, Bateman’s skills weren’t limited to the driver’s seat; his expertise as a crew chief was equally celebrated. He guided successful racers such as Annie Whitley to victory, earning two Division championships and three National event wins. Notably, he was the Pro Sportsman Driver of the Year Award in three different years.
Furthermore, Bateman’s legacy is closely tied to his work with Bob and Pat Reynolds, spanning two decades in the TAFC Showdown. From 2004 to 2021, he continued to demonstrate his racing prowess as a Driver and Crew Chief for various Alcohol Race Teams in NHRA Divisions 5, 6, and 7.