1956-3-Indianapolis

 

1956 Indianapolis International Motor Sweepstakes
30 May – Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 802.000km (4.023 km x 200)

Pole position: Pat Flaherty, Watson-Offenhauser,  145.596 mph

Results:
1  Pat Flaherty               Watson-Offenhauser                 3:53:28.84 = 128.490 mph
                              John Zink Spl
2  Sam Hanks                  Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          200 laps 
                              Jones & Maley/Cars Inc. Spl
3  Don Freeland               Phillips-Offenhauser               200 laps
                              Bob Estes Spl
4  Johnnie Parsons            Kuzma-Offenhauser                  200 laps
                              J. C. Agajanian
5  Dick Rathmann              Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          200 laps
                              McNamara/Kalamazoo Sports Spl
6  Bob Sweikert               Kuzma-Offenhauser                  200 laps
                              D-A Lubricants Spl            
7  Bob Veith                  Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          200 laps
                              Federal Enginering Spl
8  Rodger Ward                Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          200 laps
                              Filter Queen/Ed Walsh Spl
9  Jimmy Reece                Lesovsky-Offenhauser               200 laps
                              Massaglia Hotels Spl
10 Cliff Griffith             Stevens-Offenhauser                199 laps
                              Jim Robbins Spl
11 Gene Hartley               Kuzma-Offenhauser                  196 laps
                              Central Excavating/Pete Salemi Spl
12 Fred Agabashian            Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          196 laps
                              Federal Engineering Spl
13 Bob Christie               Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser          196 laps
                              Helse/H.H. Johnson Spl
14 Al Keller                  Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser          195 laps
                              Sam Taylor Spl
15 Eddie Johnson              Kuzma-Offenhauser                  195 laps
                              Central Excavating/Pete Salemi Spl
16 Billy Garrett              Kuzma-Offenhauser                  194 laps
                              Greenman-Casale Spl
17 Duke Dinsmore              Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser          191 laps
                              Shanon's Spl
18 Pat O'Connor               Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser          187 laps
                              Anstead Rotary Spl
19 Jimmy Bryan                Kuzma-Offenhauser                  185 laps
                              Dean Van Lines Spl

Fastest Lap: Paul Russo, Kurtis-Novi, 1:02.32 (144.416 mph) on lap 19

Did Not Finish:
   Jim Rathmann               Kurtis KK500C-Offenhasuer          - 25 laps    Rings
                              Lindsey Hopkins Spl
   Johnnie Tolan              Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          - 27 laps    Mechanical
                              Trio Brass Foundry/Anderson Spl
   Tony Bettenhausen          Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          - 40 laps    Crash in Turn 1
                              Belanger Motors Spl
   Ed Elisian                 Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          - 40 laps    Stalled
                              Hoyt Machine/Fred Sommer Spl
   Jimmy Daywalt              Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser          - 66 laps    Crash in Turn 2
                              Sumar/Chapman Root Spl
   Jack Turner                Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser          - 69 laps    Engine 
                              Travelon Trailer/Ernest Ruiz Spl
   Keith Andrews              Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser          -106 laps    Spun in Turn 4
                              Dunn Engineering Spl
   Andy Linden                Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          -110 laps    Oil Leak
                              H. A. Chapman Spl
   Al Herman                  Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser          -126 laps    Crash Front Straight
                              Bardahl/Pat Clancy Spl
   Ray Crawford               Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser          -151 laps    Crash in Turn 4
                              Ray Crawford Spl
   Johnny Boyd                Kurtis KK500E-Offenhauser          -165 laps    Engine
                              Bowes Seal Fast/Bignotti Spl
   Troy Ruttman               Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser          -178 laps    Spin Front Straight
                              John Zink Spl
   Johnny Thomson             Kuzma-Offenhauser                  -178 laps    Spin Front Straight
                              Peter Schmidt Spl
   Paul Russo                 Kurtis-Novi                        -179 laps    Crash in Turn 1
                              Novi Vespa/Novi Spl
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                                   Starting Grid

   Pat Flaherty                   Jim Rathmann                     Pat O'Connor
   Watson-Offenhauser #1          Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #24    Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser #7
   145.596 mph                    145.120 mph                      144.980 mph

   Dick Rathmann                  Tony Bettenhausen                Johnny Parsons
   Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #73  Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #99    Kuzma-Offenhauser #98
   144.741 mph                    144.602 mph                      144.144 mph

   Freddie Agabashian             Paul Russo                       Andy Linden
   Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #42  Kurtis-Novi #29                  Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #5
   144.069 mph                    143.546 mph                      143.056 mph

   Bob Sweikert                   Troy Ruttman                     Johnny Boyd
   Kuzma-Offenhauser #1           Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #53    Kurtis KK500E-Offenhauser #15
   143.033 mph                    142.484 mph                      142.337 mph

   Sam Hanks                      Ed Elisian                       Roger Ward 
   Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #4   Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #10    Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #19
   142.051 mph                    141.382 mph                      141.171 mph

   Jimmy Daywalt                  Ray Crawford                     Johnny Thomson
   Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser #48  Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser #49    Kuzma-Offenhauser #88
   140.977 mph                    140.884 mph                      145.549 mph

   Jimmy Bryan                    Keith Andrews                    Jimmy Reece 
   Kuzma-Offenhauser #2           Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser #89    Lesovsky-Offenhauser #26
   143.741 mph                    142.976 mph                      142.885 mph

   Gene Hartley                   Bob Veith                        Jack Turner
   Kuzma-Offenhauser #82          Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #14    Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser #54
   142.846 mph                    142.535 mph                      142.394 mph

   Bob Christie                   Don Freeland                     Al Herman      
   Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser #57  Phillips-Offenhauser #16         Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser #12
   142.236 mph                    141.699 mph                      141.610 mph

   Al Keller                      Billy  Garrett                   Cliff Griffith
   Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser #55  Kuzma-Offenhauser #41            Stevens-Offenhauser #27
   141.193 mph                    140.559 mph                      141.471 mph

   Johnnnie Tolan                 Eddie Johnson                     Duke Dinsmore
   Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #34  Kuzma-Offenhauser #81             Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser #64
   140.061 mph                    139.093 mph                       138.430 mph