Ronney Householder

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Ronney Householder (May 5, 1908 Omaha, Nebraska – November 11, 1972 Detroit, Michigan) was an American race car driver. He raced most of the year, in the Midwest in summer and the West Coast in the winter.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Householder was the 1935 Detroit Coliseum champion. He won the 1936 and 1937 Turkey Night Grand Prix champ car races at Gilmore Stadium in front of over 18,000 fans.[1] The Chicago Shriners built a board track inside the football stadium Soldier Field in 1939. Householder won the track championship against the top drivers in the nation.[1]

Householder raced in the 1937 and 1938 Indianapolis 500s, and finished twelfth and fourteenth respectively. He set a new qualifying record in 1938 at 125.769 mph. The record still stands, as the qualifying distance at the time was 10 laps.[1]

Car builder[edit]

After his racing career was completed, Householder worked for Chrysler and Plymouth as a car designer, engineer, builder & development guru. Householder was one of the main members of Chrysler during the 1950s and 1960s. He died of cancer at the age of 64.

Career award[edit]

Indy 500 results[edit]