Johnny Thomson  United States

  • Full name John Thomson
  • Nickname The Flying Scot
  • Birth date April 9, 1922
  • Birthplace Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of death September 24, 1960 (38 years 168 days)
  • Place of death Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Teams Del Roy, Kurtis Kraft, Kuzma, Lesovsky, Nichels
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1953 Del Roy, Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 33 0 0 0 -
1954 Nichels 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 4 0 0 0 -
1955 Kuzma 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 33 0 0 3 16
1956 Kuzma 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 18 0 0 0 -
1957 Kuzma 1 1 0 0 1 12 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
1958 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 22 0 0 0 -
1959 Lesovsky 1 1 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 5 12
1960 Lesovsky 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 17 0 0 2 23
Total 8 8 0 1 4 3 1 1 1 1 0 10
Race Circuit Date
First race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1953 Race results
Last race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1960 Race results
Profile

Johnny Thomson was a star of midget events, and also drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing between 1953 and 1960 with 69 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in each season. He finished in the top ten 43 times, with seven victories. His best Indy finish was third in 1959. In 1958 he won the USAC Sprint Car Series, but was killed at a sprint-car event in 1960 when his car crashed through a fence.

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