I. P. Fetterman

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Isaac Phillips Fetterman
Born (1887-09-01)September 1, 1887
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died December 5, 1924(1924-12-05) (aged 37)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Other names Red Fetterman
Philip Fetterman
I. P. Fetterman
Occupation Racecar driver
Known for 1922 Indianapolis 500

Isaac Phillips Fetterman (1 September 1887 – 5 December 1924) was an American racecar driver who participated in the 1922 Indianapolis 500.[1]


He was born on September 1, 1887 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Charles Douglass Fetterman and Medora E. Phillips. During World War I he served as a captain in the Royal Flying Corps.[2]

In 1917 he broke several records at Uniontown Speedway.[1]

On September 5, 1921 he won the Autumn Classic at Uniontown Speedway.[3]

He participated in the 1922 Indianapolis 500 using a Duesenberg Straight-8 engine. He finished 7th winning $1,800 ($23,000 in 2010 dollars).[4]

He died on December 5, 1924 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at age 37.

Indy 500 results[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Fetterman Shatters Records Five Times". Los Angeles Times. July 22, 1917. Retrieved 2012-10-03. I.P. Fetterman, driving a Peerless eight (special) not only won distinction when he broke the professional track record in the 112-mile invitation dealers' race on the Uniontown Speedway ... 
  2. ^ "Fetterman to Pilot Oldfield's Car. Local Auto Racer Will Drive 'Golden Submarine' on Indianapolis Speedway. Pittsburgh Daredevel To Be at Wheel For First 250 Miles of the Mercurian Classic on Memorial Day". The Gazette Times. May 22, 1919. Retrieved 2012-10-03. ... who served as a Captain in the British services during the recent hostilities ... 
  3. ^ "Fetterman Scores In Uniontown Race. Averages 99.8 Miles an Hour Capture 225-Mile Auto Classic on Speedway. Murphy Finishes Second. Is Less Than Two Minutes Behind the Winner, With Sarles Third and Miller Fourth". New York Times. September 6, 1921. Retrieved 2012-10-03. I. P. Fetterman of Pittsburgh today won the Autumn classic at the Automobile Speedway ... 
  4. ^ "Indy 500 Career Stats - Isaac Phillips Fetterman". Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Retrieved 2012-10-03.