Walt Brown (racing driver)

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Walt Brown
BornWalter C. Brown
(1911-12-30)December 30, 1911
Springfield, New York, U.S.
DiedJuly 29, 1951(1951-07-29) (aged 39)
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years19501951
TeamsKurtis Kraft
Entries2
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1950 Indianapolis 500
Last entry1951 Indianapolis 500

Walt Brown (December 30, 1911 – July 29, 1951) was an American racecar driver. A Champ Car specialist, his career in the big cars began in 1941, and he recorded one win, in 1948 at Langhorne Speedway.

Brown died in a low speed accident at Williams Grove Speedway on 29 July 1951,[1] the day widely known as "Black Sunday" because two other drivers also died (in consecutive qualifying runs at Funk's Speedway in Winchester, Indiana) on the same day.[2]

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1947 33 14 118.355 25 7 200 0 Running
1950 4 20 130.454 22 19 127 0 Flagged
1951 44 13 131.907 31 26 55 0 Magneto
Totals 382 0
Starts 3
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 1
Retired 1

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1950 Tuffy's Offy Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 GBR MON 500
19
SUI BEL FRA ITA NC 0
1951 Federal Engineering Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 SUI 500
26
BEL FRA GBR GER ITA ESP NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walt Brown killed at Williams Grove". Pottstown Mercury. Associated Press. July 30, 1951. Archived from the original on July 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "Three Indianapolis race drivers killed". Reading Eagle. July 30, 1951.

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