GRAND PRIX RESULTS: UNITED STATES GP, 1951

United States GP
Indianapolis 500
May 30, 1951

200 Laps, 4.023 km

The FIA once again included the Indianapolis 500 in the World Championship although none of the regular Championship drivers took part in the race, which took place three days after the Swiss GP.

Qualifying resulted in Duke Nalon setting the fastest time from Lee Wallard and Jack McGrath. The race itself was a closely fought affair which was won in the end by Wallard at the wheel of a Belanger Special. Three-time Indy 500 winner Mauri Rose was fortunate to escape unhurt when his Pennzoil Special suffered a wheel failure and overturned.

POSNODRIVERENTRANTLAPSTIME/RETIREMENTQUAL POS
99 L Wallard Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser  200 3h57m38.050s  
83 M Nazaruk Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser  200 3h59m25.293s  
3= J McGrath Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000   
3= M Ayulo Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000 200   
57 A Linden Sherman-Offenhauser  200  31 
52 B Ball Schroeder-Offenhauser  200  29 
H Banks Moore-Offenhauser  200  17 
68 C Forberg Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000 193  24 
27 D Carter Deidt-Offenhauser  180  
9r T Bettenhausen Deidt-Offenhauser  178 Spin 
10r 18 D Nalon Kurtis Kraft- NOVI 151 Stalled 
11r 69 G Force Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 2000 142 Engine 22 
12r 25 S Hanks Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000 135 Spin 12 
13r 10 B Schindler Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 2000 129 Engine 16 
14r 16 M Rose Deidt-Offenhauser  126 Wheel Collapsed/spin 
15r W Faulker Kuzma-Offenhauser  123 Mechanical 14 
16r 76 J Davies Pawl-Offenhauser  110 Transmission 27 
17r 59 F Agabashian Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000 109 Clutch 11 
18r 73 C Scarborough Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 2000 100 Mechanical 15 
19r 71 B Mackey ?-Offenhauser  97 Mechanical 33 
20r C Stevenson Marchese-Offenhauser  93 Fire 19 
21r J Parsons Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000 87 Magneto 
22r C Green Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000 80 Engine 10 
23r 98 Troy Ruttman Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 2000 78 Mechanical 
24r D Dinsmore Schroeder-Offenhauser  73 Overheating 32 
25r 32 C Miller Kurtis Kraft-Novi  56 Ignition 28 
26r 44 Warwick Brown Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000 55 Magneto 13 
27r 48 Rodger Ward Bromme-Offenhauser  34 Mechanical 25 
28r 23 C Griffith Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 2000 30 Mechanical 18 
29r 81 B Vukovich Trevis-Offenhauser  29 Oil Tank 20 
30r 22 G Connor Lesovsky-Offenhauser  29 Mechanical 21 
31r 19 M Hellings Deidt-Offenhauser  18 Engine 23 
32r 12 J McDowell Maserati-Offenhauser 8CTF 15 Fuel Tank 26 
33r 26 John James Watson-Offenhauser  Drive Shaft 30 

United States GP, Indianapolis 500, May 30, 1951, Round: 2, Race Number: 9

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