Pat Flaherty  United States

  • Full name George Francis Patrick Flaherty
  • Birth date January 6, 1926
  • Birthplace Glendale, California, United States
  • Date of death April 9, 2002 (76 years 93 days)
  • Place of death Oxnard, California, United States
  • Teams Kurtis Kraft, Watson
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1950 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 10 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
1953 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 24 0 0 0 -
1954 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
1955 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 10 0 0 12 0 0 0 -
1956 Watson 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 8 5
1959 Watson 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 18 0 0 0 -
Total 6 6 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 8
Race Circuit Date
First race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1950 Race results
Last race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1959 Race results
Profile

Pat Flaherty competed in six Indy 500 races when it was part of the F1 world championship between 1950 and 1960. He won the 1956 event but crashed out of the 1953 and 1959 races. He drifted away from competition in the 1960s and later took up another more sedate form of racing - pigeons. He died in 2002 after a long illness.
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May 30, 1956

Pat Flaherty waves from the winner's circle at Indianapolis with his wife

     

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