1955-3-Indianapolis

 

1955 Indianapolis International Motor Sweepstakes
30 May – Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 802.000km (4.023km x 200)

Pole position: Jerry Hoyt, Stevens-Offenhauser,  140.045 mph

Results:
1  Bob Sweikert               Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          3:53:59.53 = 128.209 mph
                              John Zinnk Spl
2  Tony Bettenhausen/ 
   Paul Russo                 Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          200 laps 
                              H. A. Chapman Spl
3  Jim Davies                 Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser          200 laps
                              Bardahl/Pat Clancy Spl
4  Johnny Thompson            Kuzma-Offenhauser                  200 laps
                              Peter Schmidt Spl
5  Walt Faulkner/
   Bill Homier                Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          200 laps
                              Merz Engineering Spl
6  Andy Linden                Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser          200 laps
                              Joseph Massaglia              
7  Al Herman                  Curtis-Offenhauser                 200 laps
                              T.W. & W.T. Martin Spl
8  Pat O'Connor               Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser          200 laps
                              Ansted Rotary Spl
9  Jimmy Daywalt              Kurtis-Offenhauser                 200 laps
                              Sumar/Chapman Spl
10 Pat Flaherty               Kurtin KK500B-Offenhauser          200 laps
                              Dunn Engineering Spl
11 Duane Carter               Kuzma-Offenhauser                  - 3 laps
                              J. C. Agajanian Spl
12 Chuck Weyant               Kurtis KK3000-Offenhauser          - 4 laps
                              Federal Engineering Spl
13 Eddie Johnson              Trevis-Offenhauser                 - 4 laps
                              McNamara/Kalamzaoo Sports Spl
14 Jim Rathmann               Epperly-Offenhauser                - 9 laps
                              Belond Miracle/California Muffler Spl
                              Martin Brothers Spl

Fastest Lap: Billy Vukovich, Kurtis-Offenhauser, 1:03.67 (141.354 mph) on lap 27

Did Not Finish:
   Don Freeland               Phillips-Offenhasuer               178 laps    Transmissioin
                              Bob Estes Spl
   Cal Niday                  Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser          170 laps    Crash in Turn 4
                              D-A Lubricants Spl
   Art Cross                  Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          168 laps    Engine
                              Belanger Motors Spl
   Shorty Templeman           Trevis-Offenhauser                 142 laps    Stalled
                              Central Excavating/Pete Salemi Spl
   Sam Hanks                  Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          134 laps    Transmission
                              Jones & Maley/Cars Inc. Spl
   Keith Andrews              Schroeder-Offenhauser              120 laps    Ignition
                              John McDaniel Spl
   Johnnie Parsons            Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          119 laps    Magneto
                              Trio Brass/Carl Anderson Spl
   Eddie Russo                Pawl-Offenhauser                   112 laps    Ignition
                              Dr. R. N. Sabourin, D.C. Spl       
   Ray Crawford               Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser          111 laps    Valve
                              Ray Crawford Spl
   Jimmy Bryan                Kuzma-Offenhauser                   90 laps    Fuel Pump
                              Dean Van Lines Spl
   Billy Vukovich             Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser           56 laps    Fatal Crash Back Straight
                              Lindsey HopkinsSpl
   Jack McGrath               Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser           54 laps    Magneto
                              Jack Hinkle
   Al Keller                  Kurtis KK2000-Offenhauser           54 laps    Crash Back Straight
                              Sam Taylor Spl
   Rodger Ward                Kuzma-Offenhauser                   53 laps    Crash Back Straight
                              Aristo Blue/E.R. Casale Spl
   Johnny Boyd                Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser           53 laps    Crash Back Straight
                              Sumar/Chapman Root Spl
   Ed Elisian                 Kurtis kk4000-Offenhauser           53 laps    Stopped Back Straight
                              Westwood Gauge/Wales Spl
   Jerry Hoyt                 Stevens-Offenhauser                 40 laps    Oil Leak
                              Jim Robbins Spl
   Freddie Agabashian         Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser            39 laps    Spun Out Turn 2
                              Federal Engineering Spl
   Jimmy Reece                Pankratz-Offenhauser                 10 laps    Engine
                              Emmett Malloy Spl
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                                   Starting Grid

   Jerry Hoyt                     Tony Bettenhausen                Jack McGrath
   Stevens-Offenhauser #23        Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #10    Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #3   
   140.045 mph                    139.985 mph                      142.580 mph

   Freddie Agabashian             Billy Vukovich                   Sam Hanks
   Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #14  Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #4     Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #8   
   141.933 mph                    141.071 mph                      140.187 mph

   Walt Faulkner                  Andy Linden                      Cal Niday
   Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #77  Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser #19    Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser #22
   140.264 mph                    139.098 mph                      140.302 mph

   Jim Davies                     Jimmy Bryan                      Pat Flaherty
   Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser #15  Kuzma-Offenhauser #1             Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser #89
   140.274 mph                    140.160 mph                      140.149 mph

   Eddie Russo                    Bob Sweikert                     Jimmy Reece
   Pawl-Offenhauser #37           Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #6     Pankratz-Offenhauser #5
   140.116 mph                    139.996 mph                      139.991 mph

   Al Herman                      Jimmy Daywalt                    Duane Carter
   Curtis-Offenhauser #71         Kurtis-Offenhauser #48           Kuzma-Offenhauser #98
   139.811 mph                    139.416 mph                      139.330 mph

   Pat O'Connor                   Jim Rathmann                     Don Freeland
   Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser #29  Epperly-Offenhauser #33          Phillips-Offenhauser #12
   139.915 mph                    138.707 mph                      139.866 mph

   Al Keller                      Ray Crawford                     Art Cross
   Kurtis KK2000-Offenhauser #42  Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser #49    Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #99
   139.551 mph                    139.206 mph                      138.750 mph

   Chuck Weyant                   Johnny Boyd                      Johnnie Parsons
   Kurtis KK3000-Offenhauser #41  Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser #39    Kurtis KK500c-Offenhauser #16
   138.063 mph                    136.981 mph                      136.809 mph

   Keith Andrews                  Ed Elisian                       Roger Ward 
   Schroeder-Offenhauser #31      Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser #68    Kuzma-Offenhauser #27
   136.049 mph                    135.333 mph                      135.049 mph

   Shorty Templeman               Eddie Johnson                     Johnny Thomson
   Trevis-Offenhauser #81         Trevis-Offenhauser #83            Kuzma-Offenhauser #44
   135.014 mph                    134.449 mph                       134.113 mph