Don Edmunds

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Don Edmunds
Born (1930-09-23) September 23, 1930 (age 88)
Santa Ana, California
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years1957, 1959
TeamsKuzma, Kurtis Kraft
Entries2 (1 start)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1957 Indianapolis 500
Last entry1959 Indianapolis 500

Don Edmunds (September 23, 1930 Santa Ana, California) was an American racecar driver and car builder.

Racing career[edit]

He changed the nose on his first Kurtis midget car from Kurtis' design to his own. Indy car builder Eddie Kuzma hired Edmunds to fix the dent in Jimmy Bryan’s car after the driver kicked the car.[1]

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.[1] He became a collector and restorer of old race cars.

He built Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon Sky cycle.[2]

Career awards[edit]

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1957 Roy McKay Kurtis Kraft 500G Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500
19
FRA GBR GER PES ITA NC 0
1959 Bill Forbes Racing Kuzma Indy Roadster Offenhauser L4 MON 500
DNQ
NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA NC 0

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Veith
Indianapolis 500Rookie of the Year
1957
Succeeded by
George Amick