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Chuck Weyant (April 3, 1923 – January 24, 2017) was an American racecar driver. He was born in St. Mary's, Ohio.

Chuck Weyant
Born(1923-04-03)April 3, 1923
St. Mary's, Ohio
DiedJanuary 24, 2017(2017-01-24) (aged 93)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years1952, 19541955, 19571959
TeamsKurtis Kraft, Kuzma, Dunn, Silnes, Koehnle
Entries6 (4 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1955 Indianapolis 500
Last entry1959 Indianapolis 500

Until his death, Weyant was the oldest living Indianapolis 500 veteran.[1] He died on January 24, 2017, at the age of 93.[2]

Midget carsEdit

Weyant came from a racing family. He started out racing against his brother and father in the early 1940s before the US joined World War II. He had his first win in 1947 after the war. Weyant won track titles at Charleston and Belleville, Illinois. The finished in the top 25 in the National points battle nine times between 1951 and 1971. He won at least 64 feature events, including 13 National events.[3] One of his greatest victories was the 1955 Hut Hundred at the Terre Haute Action Track.

Championship carsEdit

Weyant raced in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series in the 1952-1959 seasons, with 21 career starts, including the 1955 and 1957-1959 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 5 times, with his best finish in 8th position in 1954 at Las Vegas and in 1959 at Milwaukee.

Career awardsEdit

Indianapolis 500 resultsEdit

World Championship career summaryEdit

The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Chuck Weyant participated in 4 World Championship races but scored no World Championship points.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "54 days until the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500". www.nuvo.net. April 5, 2016. Archived from the original on September 17, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Chuck Weyant, oldest Indy 500 starter, dies at 93
  3. ^ Biography Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine at the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame, retrieved January 16, 2007