September 23, 1930 |
Santa Ana, California
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1957, 1959|
|Teams||Kuzma, Kurtis Kraft|
|Races||2 (1 start)|
|First race||1957 Indianapolis 500|
|Last race||1959 Indianapolis 500|
He had his first start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1957. He won the 1957 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year after finishing nineteenth over Bill Cheesbourg, Elmer George, Mike Magill, and Eddie Sachs. Edmunds' Indy career ended in with a serious practice accident at the Speedway in 1958.
He founded Autoresearch, Inc. in Anaheim, California, which specialized in building midget cars and sprint cars. His chassis won several National Midget Championships in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He became a collector and restorer of old race cars.
- Edmunds was named to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1991.
- He was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1994.
Indy 500 results
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1957||Roy McKay||Kurtis Kraft 500G||Offenhauser L4||ARG||MON||500
|1959||Bill Forbes Racing||Kuzma Indy Roadster||Offenhauser L4||MON||500
|Indianapolis 500Rookie of the Year
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