August 16, 1916|
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||December 4, 2003
Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Best finish||1st in 1955, 1956, 1957, 1962, 1966, 1967|
|1951-'52, 1965-'66, 1974||NASCAR Winston Cup Series|
ARCA Series Champion
ARCA Series Champion
|1982||Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame|
|Achievements||1965, 1971, 1974 Daytona ARCA 200 Winner
All-time ARCA Racing Series wins leader (79 wins)(tied with Frank Kimmel)
Finished top ten in ARCA Racing Series point standings for 21 consecutive seasons (1953-1973)
The only driver ever to win a 600-lap race on a half-mile oval (Dayton Speedway)
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career|
|13 races run over 5 years|
|Best finish||33rd (1952)|
|First race||1951 Motor City 250 (Detroit)|
|Last race||1974 Winston 500 (Talladega)|
|NASCAR Grand National East Series career|
|3 races run over 1 year|
|First race||1973 Toledo 100 (Toledo)|
|Last race||1973 Mt. Clemens 100 (Mt. Clemens)|
|Statistics current as of April 28, 2013.|
Egnatius "Iggy" Katona (August 16, 1916, Toledo, Ohio – December 4, 2003, Daytona Beach, Florida) was an American stock car racer from Willis, Michigan. He is most famous for his performance in the ARCA series in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, where he won six championships and 79 races, the latter of which stood as a series record until Frank Kimmel surpassed it in 2013. Other ARCA records held by Katona include most starts (630), oldest race winner (57 years old, Daytona International Speedway, 1974) and most consecutive seasons with a win (19, from 1953–1971) 
After a brief tour of duty in the Army during World War II, he turned to midget car racing. Building his own engines and chassis and with his two sons Ronnie and Jim as crew members, Katona found success on four wheels as well, including winning 14 feature races in a row at Detroit's famed Motor City Speedway dirt oval.
In 1952, fellow Toledoan John Marcum created his Midwest Association for Race Cars as a Northern counterpart to the Southern stock car series of the day, Bill France, Sr.'s NASCAR. Katona was a force in the series from the beginning, finishing 3rd in the series' inaugural campaign in 1953, 2nd in 1954 and winning the championship in 1955, 1956 and 1957. His 4th MARC championship came in 1962 driving his #30 Ford.
Although he developed his racing skills on the short tracks of the Midwest, Katona adapted well when the MARC changed its name to ARCA and began racing on superspeedways in 1964, winning the ARCA race at Daytona three times. He won his 5th and 6th titles in 1966 and – at the age of 51 – 1967. His consistency was his biggest asset; he finished in the top ten in series points 21 straight seasons, from 1953-73.
- Iggy Katona driver statistics at Racing-Reference
|ARCA Series Champion