Lee Wallard

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Lee Wallard
Born (1910-09-07)September 7, 1910
Schenectady, New York
Died November 29, 1963(1963-11-29) (aged 53)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 19501951, 1954
Teams Moore, Kurtis Kraft
Races 3 (2 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 1
Podiums 1
Career points 9
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
First race 1950 Indianapolis 500
Last race 1954 Indianapolis 500

Lee Wallard (September 7, 1910 Schenectady, New York – November 29, 1963 St. Petersburg, Florida ) was an American race car driver. In the 1951 Indianapolis 500 Wallard drove the Number 99 Belanger Special to victory, at age 40. Tony Bettenhausen had passed up the car, because he wanted to drive a newer front-wheel drive vehicle.[1] A week after winning the Indianapolis 500, Wallard was injured during an auto race in Reading, PA. He suffered from severe burns when his race car caught fire in the home stretch of that race. He required 27 skin grafts.[2]

Indy 500 results[edit]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1950 Blue Crown Spark Plug Moore Offenhauser L4 GBR
MON
500
6
SUI
BEL
FRA
ITA
NC 0
1951 Belanger Motors Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 SUI
500
1
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
ESP
7th 9
1954 Belanger Motors Kurtis Kraft D Offenhauser L4 ARG
500
DNQ
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
SUI
ITA
ESP
NC 0

References[edit]

Preceded by
Johnnie Parsons
Indianapolis 500 Winner
1951
Succeeded by
Troy Ruttman