NewsPioneering IndyCar Crew Member Hardy Allen Influenced By Soap Box Derby08.28.2017Pioneering IndyCar crew member Hardy Allen has died of pancreatic cancer. A native of Los Angeles, Allen worked for two of the sport's icons as a mechanic, fueler and parts man in the 1960s and early 1970s for Dan Gurney's All American Racers before moving over to A.J. Foyt Enterprises. A love for making and racing soap box derby cars sent Allen on a path that would eventually lead him to motor racing and two of its great innovators. For more on Hardy Allen please click here.