William Cantrell

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William Cantrell
Born (1908-01-31)January 31, 1908
Died January 22, 1996(1996-01-22) (aged 87)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 1950, 1952
Teams Adams, Ewing
Entries 2 (1 start)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1950 Indianapolis 500
Last entry 1952 Indianapolis 500

William "Wild Bill" Cantrell (born in West Point, Kentucky, January 31, 1908 - died January 22, 1996) was a power boat and IndyCar driver.

In 1949, Cantrell won the prestigious hydroplane Gold Cup in Detroit. He was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1992 in the power boats category.[1]

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1948 36 7 123.733 22 16 161 0 Steering
1949 74 30 127.191 23 21 95 0 Drive shaft
1950 24* - - - 27 108 0 Oil pressure
Totals 256 0
Starts 2
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 0
Retired 3

* shared drive with Bayliss Levrett

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1950 Richard Palmer Adams Offenhauser L4 GBR MON 500
27 *
SUI BEL FRA ITA NC 0
1952 Pat Clancy Ewing Offenhauser L4 SUI 500
DNQ
BEL FRA GBR GER NED ITA NC 0
* Indicates shared drive with Bayliss Levrett.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Cantrell". The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, reprinted from the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Archived from the original on October 27, 2007. Retrieved February 24, 2016.