Gene Hartley  United States

  • Full name Leslie Hartley
  • Birth date January 28, 1926
  • Birthplace Roanoke, Indiana, United States
  • Date of death March 13, 1994 (68 years 44 days)
  • Place of death Roanoke, Indiana, United States
  • Teams Kurtis Kraft, Kuzma, Langley, Lesovsky
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1950 Langley 1 1 0 0 1 16 0 0 31 0 0 0 -
1952 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 18 0 0 0 -
1953 Kuzma, Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 9 0 0 13 0 0 0 -
1954 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
1956 Kuzma 1 1 0 0 1 11 0 0 22 0 0 0 -
1957 Lesovsky 1 1 0 0 1 10 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
1959 Kuzma 1 1 0 0 1 11 0 0 9 0 0 0 -
1960 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 14 0 0 24 0 0 0 -
Total 8 8 0 0 6 9 0 0 9 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1950 Race results
Last race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1960 Race results
Profile

Gene Hartley competed in nine Indianapolis Grand Prix in the 1950s and was a regular top 20 finisher. He was the son of a midget car racer and once said: "Auto racing is all I have ever known". In later life he joined up with Leroy Warriner as promoter of the Kirtley Avenue speedway at Indianapolis, retaining a special interest in midget racing.

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