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For other people named Jimmy Davies, see Jimmy Davies (disambiguation).
Jimmy Davies
Born (1929-08-08)August 8, 1929
Glendale, California
Died June 11, 1966(1966-06-11) (aged 36)
Chicago, Illinois
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality American
Active years 19501951, 19531957, 1959
Teams Kurtis Kraft, Pawl, Ewing
Races 8 (5 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 1
Career points 4
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1950 Indianapolis 500
Last race 1959 Indianapolis 500
The Kurtis 500B driven by Davies to 3rd place in the 1955 Indianapolis 500

Jimmy Davies (August 8, 1929 – June 11, 1966)[1] was an American racecar driver in Champ cars and midgets. He was the second man to win three USAC National Midget Championships.[2] When Davies won the 100-mile (160 km) AAA Championship race at Del Mar, California on November 6, 1949 – aged 20 years, 2 months, 29 days, he became the youngest driver to win a race in a major U.S. open wheel series, a record not broken until Marco Andretti won the IRL race at Sonoma, California in 2006. Davies raced AAA on a false birth certificate showing him older, (as did Troy Ruttman and Jim Rathmann), and was racing illegally.

Midget car career[edit]

In 1960 he won the USAC Pacific Coast Midget title as well as the National Midget Championship. He repeated as National Midget champion in 1961 and 1962. He won 46 feature events in the midgets in his career.[2] Davies won the Night Before The 500 midget race three times, in 1960 and 1961 at Kokomo Speedway, and next year at the Indianapolis Speedrome. Davies' midget car was stolen but was recovered a year later when a driver was killed in it at Sacramento. Davies recognized the car in the newspaper photos of the wreck.[2]

Davies also had success racing midgets (called Speedcars down under) in Australia and New Zealand during his career. He won the 1963 Australian Speedcar Grand Prix at the Sydney Showground Speedway, as well as the 1963 and 1964 South Australian Speedcar Championships at the Rowley Park Speedway in Adelaide.

He died on June 11, 1966 aged 36 from injuries suffered in a midget crash at Santa Fe Speedway in Chicago.

Career award[edit]

Indy 500 results[edit]

* Shared drive with Art Cross, Johnny Parsons, Sam Hanks and Andy Linden

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1950 Pat Clancy Ewing Offenhauser L4 GBR
MON
500
17
SUI
BEL
FRA
ITA
NC 0
1951 Parks Offenhauser / L.E. Parks Pawl Offenhauser L4 SUI
500
16
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
ESP
NC 0
1953 Pat Clancy Kurtis Kraft 500B Offenhauser L4 ARG
500
10
NED
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
SUI
ITA
NC 0
1954 Bardahl / Ed Walsh Kurtis Kraft 4000 Offenhauser L4 ARG
500
11
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
SUI
ITA
ESP
NC 0
1955 Bardahl / Pat Clancy Kurtis Kraft 500B Offenhauser L4 ARG
MON
500
3
BEL
NED
GBR
ITA
12th 4
1956 Novi Racing Kurtis Kraft 500F Novi V8 ARG
MON
500
DNQ
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
NC 0
1957 Trio Brdeact Wind Allass Kurtis Kraft 500D Offenhauser L4 ARG
MON
500
DNQ
FRA
GBR
GER
PES
ITA
NC 0
1959 Sumar / Chapman Root Kurtis Kraft 500G Offenhauser L4 MON
500
DNQ
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
POR
ITA
USA
NC 0

* In 1954 Davies shared his drive with Art Cross, Johnny Parsons, Sam Hanks and Andy Linden. Davies also shared the 20th-placed car with Hanks and Jim Rathmann.
* Between 1950 and 1959 the Indianapolis 500 was included as part of the Formula One World Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers – Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d Biography at the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Johnnie Parsons
31 years, 330 days
(1950 Indianapolis 500)
Youngest Race Leader,
For at least one lap in Formula One

21 years, 285 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
Succeeded by
Fernando Alonso
21 years, 237 days
(2003 Malaysian GP)

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:07:30 -0700

Phil Murgatroyd and Jimmy Davies opened the bowling and got a couple of early wickets between them but the hosts batted responsibly and made it hard for their wickets to be captured, St Helens though showed that they have versatility with the ball and ...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:26:15 -0700

Phil Murgatroyd and Jimmy Davies opened the bowling and got a couple of early wickets between them but the hosts batted responsibly and made it hard for their wickets to be captured. St Helens showed that they have versatility with the ball and ...

Watford Observer

Watford Observer
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:52:51 -0700

Number three Jimmy Davies did his best, making 48 before he fell in the last over, while Michael Burgess (22) struck Langley's only six during a third-wicket alliance of 61, with the pair predominantly responsible for putting on 43 in the last three overs.

Watford Observer

Watford Observer
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:26:23 -0700

Watford Town beat Redbourn by three wickets despite losing both of their openers without a run on the board. Hostile and economical bowling from Ravi Panchal and Gufraan Butt gave Watford the start they were looking for and they did not allow the ...

Hemel Gazette

Hemel Gazette
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:05:08 -0700

Wheathampstead found the going equally as tough, as Steve Wallis (2-34), Jimmy Davies (2-23) and skipper Mat Dunstone (2-29) turned the screw, along with some inspired fielding. However, a victory wasn't to be as Wheathampstead eased home with ...

Watford Observer

Watford Observer
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:50:07 -0700

Four quick dismissals then put Abbots on the back foot but Aussie Jimmy Davies (49) and a patient 19 not out from stalwart Barry Warner took Abbots to a well-earned victory. Met Police Bushey were beaten by eight runs in a low-scoring contest against ...

Hemel Gazette

Hemel Gazette
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:30:33 -0700

Four quick wickets then put Abbots on the back foot, but Aussie Jimmy Davies (49), and a patient 19 n/o from Barry Warner,took Abbots to a well earned victory. Abbots Langley II fought out a dour draw against Old Haberdashers who belied their lowly ...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:52:30 -0700

Lo spettacolo, che si avvale delle belle scenografie di Jimmy Davies (attore, burattinaio e famosissimo intagliatore di marionette), è arricchito anche dalla presenza di Paolo Forte, giovane e virtuoso interprete della fisarmonica folk, noto per i ...
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