Walt Brown (racing driver)

Brown started his career in 1936-1951 in over 40 Champ Car races, taking in Langhorne scored his only victory in 1948.

Three times he was in the 500 miles of Indianapolis at the start. He scored his best result here in 1947 as a seventh. In 1949, he could not qualify although initially, but broke off after 19 round Emil Andres and brought the Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 2000 as the ninth to the finish. Thus he had covered about 90 % of the distance. In 1950 he reached on the same brand with a ten laps behind the winner Johnnie Parsons Rank 19 In the following year he was again with a Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 2000 at the start. Going into the race from 13th place on the grid, he departed in the 55th round of a damage to the magneto. Since the race was seen from 1950 to 1960 as a World Cup race of the Formula 1, are also two Grand Prix starts should be recorded for him.

Brown was killed in 1951 fatal in training for a championship race at the Williams Grove Speedway.

Indy 500 Results

Literature and sources

  • Rick Popely, L. Spencer Riggs: Indianapolis 500 Chronicle. Publications International Ltd.. , Lincolnwood IL 1998, ISBN 0-7853-2798-3.