Cecil Green

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Cecil Green
BornJudge Cecil Holt
(1919-09-30)September 30, 1919
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
DiedJuly 29, 1951(1951-07-29) (aged 31)
Winchester, Indiana, U.S.
Formula One World Championship career
Active years19501951
TeamsKurtis Kraft
Entries2
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points3
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1950 Indianapolis 500
Last entry1951 Indianapolis 500

Cecil Green (né Judge Cecil Holt; September 30, 1919 – July 29, 1951) was an American racecar driver from Dallas, Texas.

Racing career[edit]

Green won 34 midget races between 1948 and 1950 in Oklahoma and Missouri, and several more in Texas. He won the 1949 Oklahoma City and Southwest AAA titles.[1] He won in seven different Offenhauser cars. Green placed fourth in his first Indianapolis 500 in 1950. He finished 22nd in the 1951 Indianapolis 500.

Green was killed while attempting to qualify for an AAA sprint car race at Funk's Speedway in Winchester, Indiana on July 29, 1951, a day which became known as "Black Sunday".[1][2][3]

Green was a World War II veteran, having enlisted in the United States Army in Houston in April 1942. At that time he was a married man residing at an unincorporated section of Harris County – the same county where the Houston metropolitan area lies. In the United States Army Green reached the rank of corporal, becoming a Fifth Grade Technician in the Ordnance Department.

Career award[edit]

Indy 500 results[edit]

World Championship career summary[edit]

The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Cecil Green participated in 2 World Championship races. He started on the pole 0 times, won 0 races, set 0 fastest laps, and finished on the podium 0 times. He accumulated a total of 3 championship points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cecil Green". The National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2 June 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Three Indianapolis race drivers killed". Reading Eagle. July 30, 1951.
  3. ^ "Three ranking drivers killed in race crashes". The Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. July 30, 1951.
Records
Preceded by
Alberto Ascari
31 years, 312 days
(1950 Monaco GP)
Youngest driver to score
points in Formula One

30 years, 242 days
(1950 Indianapolis 500)
Succeeded by
Mike Nazaruk
29 years, 239 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)