Carter began his career like many of his compatriots at the Midget Cars. In California, he went on the 1.5 -mile tracks. He won the Detroit VFW Motor Speedway Championship in 1940 and 1942, the Sportsman Park Championship. Beginning of the 1950s he moved to the Sprint Cars and stayed there successfully as a master of Midwest Division.
Between 1948 and 1955, and in the years 1959, 1960 and 1963 he drove in the AAA National series and the sequel series of USAC series. 45 races are at his book, including eleven starts in the 500 miles of Indianapolis. 23 times Carter placed in the top ten. However, a victory he could never celebrate. Best position remained the second place in Phoenix 1953. 4200 Kilometer drove Carter in Indianapolis, none of which he could cite.
Since the 500 miles included from 1950 to 1960 the world championship of Formula 1, Carter also participated in eight World Championship races.
In the 1950s, Carter was also in sports car racing at the start and came to Europe in 1952 to the 24-hour race at Le Mans participate. Together with compatriot Phil Walters he drove a Cunningham C4 -R, but fell by technical defect from.
After his career Carter worked as an official at the USAC. He is the father of former Champ Car drivers Pancho Carter.
Indy 500 Results
Le Mans results
Literature and sources
- Peter Higham: The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. A complete Reference from Formula 1 to Touring Car. Guinness Publishing Ltd.. , London 1995, ISBN 0-85112-642-1.