Wade Morton

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Wade Morton (born Ward Day March 19, 1889 Franklinville, New York – March 1935 Lakeland, Florida) was an American racecar driver.

Morton competed in 17 American Championship Car races from 1922 to 1927 including 7 Indianapolis 500 races (three starts of his own and four drives in relief of others). His best Champ Car finishes were a pair of seventh places on the Beverly Hills and Fresno board ovals in 1923.[1]

He was also a test driver for Auburn and an executive for Meteor Motors. He was credited with designing Auburn's Cabin Speedster but it is likely that Albert Leamy did the primary design work.[2] He died in a road vehicle accident.[3]

Indy 500 results[edit]


  1. ^ Wade Morton, Champ Car Stats, Retrieved 2011-04-07
  2. ^ Alan H. Leamy, Coachbuilt, Retrieved 2011-04-07
  3. ^ Jenkins, Richard. Wade Morton, Old Racing Cars, Retrieved 2011-04-07