Carl Scarborough  United States

  • Full name Carl Scarborough
  • Birth date July 3, 1914
  • Birthplace Benton, Illinois, United States
  • Date of death May 30, 1953 (38 years 331 days)
  • Place of death Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • Teams Kurtis Kraft
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1951 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
1953 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 12 0 0 19 0 0 0 -
Total 2 2 0 0 1 12 0 0 15 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1951 Race results
Last race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1953 Race results
Profile

Carl Scarborough started racing shortly before World War Two, and on resuming he was sidelined for almost two years after being injured in a car crash while a passenger. In 1946 he became the first man to win both National Midget and Big Car titles of the Central States Racing Association. At the 1951 Indianapolis 500 he briefly held the track record (135.614 mph) before he was forced to retire, and he returned in 1953 but in searing heat he became dehydrated and was forced to retire. Tragically, he later died at the circuit's in-field hospital, becoming the first person to die during an FIA world championship race.

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