Mike Magill

Charles Michael " Mike" Magill ( born February 8, 1920 in Haddonfield, New Jersey; † August 31, 2006 ) was an American race car driver.

After the Second World War Magill began his racing career in 1955 in the AAA National Series. 15 times he went to 1959 in the series at the start. His best result was the fourth rank in the race in Langhorne 1955.

In 1957 he made ​​his debut in the 500 miles of Indianapolis. Actually, Juan Manuel Fangio should control the Kurtis Kraft, but contractual problems prevented the start of the five -time Formula 1 World Champion. Magill took over the vehicle and had to spend over an hour in the pits to repair the car after an accident in the first round. He finished the race in 17th his last start in Indianapolis he had in 1959.

Since the 500 - mile race from 1950 to 1960 belonged to the Formula 1 World Championship, are in Magill three race starts in the statistics. Points for the world championship he could not reach.

Literature and sources

  • Rick Popely, L. Spencer Riggs: Indianapolis 500 Chronicle. Publications International Ltd.. , Lincolnwood IL 1998, ISBN 0-7853-2798-3.
  • Formula 1 racer (United States)
  • Champ Car racer
  • Americans
  • Born in 1920
  • Died in 2006
  • Man