Fred Agabashian

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Fred Agabashian
Born (1913-08-21)August 21, 1913
Died October 13, 1989(1989-10-13) (aged 76)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 19501958
Teams Maserati, Kurtis Kraft
Races 9 (8 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 1.5
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 0
First race 1950 Indianapolis 500
Last race 1958 Indianapolis 500

Fred Agabashian (21 August 1913 Modesto, California – 13 October 1989 Alamo, California) was an Armenian-American racer of midget cars and Indy cars.

Midget car[edit]

Agabashian competed in his first midget car race in his teens. His first championship was the 1937 Northern California Racing Association against such drivers as Duane Carter, Lynn Deister, and Paul Swedberg.[1] He captured the 1946 BCRA championship for Jack London. He won the 1947 and 1948 BCRA championships for George Bignotti.

Indy 500 results[edit]

Complete Formula One Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1950 Indianapolis Race Cars Maserati 8CTF Offenhauser L4 GBR
MON
500
25
SUI
BEL
FRA
ITA
NC 0
1951 Granatelli-Bardahl / Grancor Kurtis Kraft 3000 Offenhauser L4 SUI
500
17
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
ESP
NC 0
1952 Cummins Diesel Kurtis Kraft Cummins Diesel SUI
500
27
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
NED
ITA
NC 0
1953 Grancor-Elgin Piston Pin Kurtis Kraft 500B Offenhauser L4 ARG
500
4
NED
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
SUI
ITA
18th 1.5
1954 Merz Engineering / Milt Marion Kurtis Kraft 500C Offenhauser L4 ARG
500
6
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
SUI
ITA
ESP
NC 0
1955 Federal Engineering Kurtis Kraft 500C Offenhauser L4 ARG
MON
500
32
BEL
NED
GBR
ITA
NC 0
1956 Federal Engineering Kurtis Kraft 500C Offenhauser L4 ARG
MON
500
12
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
NC 0
1957 Bowes Seal Fast / Bignotti Kurtis Kraft 500G Offenhauser L4 ARG
MON
500
22
FRA
GBR
GER
PES
ITA
NC 0
1958 City of Memphis Kurtis Kraft 500G Offenhauser L4 ARG
MON
NED
500
DNQ
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
POR
ITA
MOR
NC 0

Broadcaster[edit]

After his retirement, Agabashian did color commentary for the 500 Radio Network.

Award[edit]

Agabashian was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography at the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Fred Agabashian Indy 500 Race Stats

External links[edit]