Fred Agabashian

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

Levon "Fred" Agabashian[1] (August 21, 1913 – October, 13 1989) was an 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.[2] He captured the 1946 BCRA championship for Jack London. He won the 1947 and 1948 BCRA championships for George Bignotti.

Broadcaster[edit]

After his retirement, Agabashian did color commentary for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, serving from 1959-1965 and again from 1973-1977.

Award[edit]

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

Racing record[edit]

Indianapolis 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

USAC results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
1947 Ross Page Offenhauser INDY
9
MIL
LAN
ATL
BAI
MIL
GOS
MIL
PIK
SPR
ARL
24th 200
1948 Ross Page ARL
INDY
23
MIL
LAN
MIL
SPR
MIL
DUQ
ATL
PIK
SPR
DUQ
N/A 0
1949 J.C. Agajanian ARL
INDY
27
MIL
TRE
SPR
MIL
DQSF
PIK
SYR
DET
SPR
LAN
SAC
1
DMR
24th 200
1950 Kurtis Kraft INDY
28
MIL
8
LAN
6
SPR
8
MIL
8
PIK
SYR
6
DET
DNQ
SPR
4
SAC
5
PHX
BAY
13
DAR
14th 532.5
1951 J.C. Agajanian INDY
17
MIL
DNS
LAN
6
DAR
DNQ
SPR
MIL
DUQ
DUQ
PIK
SYR
DET
DNC
6
SJS
6
PHX
17
BAY
12
25th 278.2
1952 J.C. Agajanian INDY
27
MIL
RAL
SPR
MIL
9
DET
DQSF
PIK
SYR
DNC
SJS
PHX
35th 80
1953 Grancor Auto INDY
4
MIL
SPR
DET
SPR
MIL
DQSF
PIK
SYR
ISF
SAC
PHX
19th 315
1954 Bardahl Racing INDY
6
MIL
LAN
DAR
SPR
MIL
10
DQSF
PIK
SYR
ISF
SAC
PHX
LVG
14th 460
1955 Federal Engineering INDY
32
MIL
LAN
SPR
MIL
DQSF
PIK
SYR
ISF
SAC
PHX
N/A 0
1956 Federal Engineering INDY
12
MIL
LAN
DAR
ATL
SPR
MIL
DQSF
SYR
ISF
SAC
PHX
32nd 50
1957 George Bignotti Racing 1957
22
LAN
MIL
17
DET
ATL
SPR
MIL
DQSF
SYR
ISF
TRE
SAC
PHX
N/A 0
1958 City of Memphis TRE
INDY
DNQ
MIL
LAN
ATL
SPR
MIL
DQSF
SYR
ISF
TRE
SAC
PHX
N/A 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Talk of Gasoline Alley. May 8, 2015. WFNI. 
  2. ^ Biography at the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame
  3. ^ "Fred Agabashian Indy 500 Race Stats". www.indy500.com. Archived from the original on May 8, 2006. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 

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