Bennett Hill

Hill at Beverly Hills Speedway in 1920

John Bennett Hill (May 31, 1893 in New York City, New York – December 9, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) was an American racecar driver active in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1922, he won a 100-mile race in Berkeley.[1] He made 66 AAA Championship Car starts, capturing 5 wins and 7 poles. He was particularly a specialist at board track racing where all his wins and poles came. He was credited with 3rd place in the 1923 and 1924 national championships and 4th place in 1926. He started eight times in the Indianapolis 500 and started 5th in 1924 driving a Miller.

Indy 500 ResultsEdit

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1920 7 8 90.550 10 17 115 0 Crash T4
1921 21 15 79.13 15 8 200 0 Running
1923 35 18 91.200 16 19 44 0 Crankshaft
1924 9 5 104.840 5 18 176 0 Crash T1
1925 3 13 104.167 15 18 69 0 Rear spring
1926 16 7 105.876 7 12 136 0 Flagged
1927 4 9 112.013 10 28 26 0 Shackle bolt
1933 68 19 110.264 30 22 158 0 Rod
Totals 924 0
Starts 8
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 1
Retired 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BENNETT HILL WINS RACE AT BERKELEY". Motor World Wholesale. New York: Chilton Company. November 3, 1922. Retrieved October 30, 2018.

SourcesEdit

Rick Popely with L. Spencer Riggs, Indianapolis 500 Chronicle