Len Duncan (July 25, 1911 Brooklyn, New York – August 1, 1998 Lansdale, Pennsylvania) was an American race car driver. Duncan raced midget cars in seven decades from 1920s until the 1980s. During World War II, received the honor of being assigned as President Harry S. Truman's driver during one of his visits to England.[1] Mario Andretti credits Duncan with having a great influence on his professional life.[1] Andretti raced against Duncan in the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) series in 1963.

Len Duncan
Born(1911-07-25)July 25, 1911
Brooklyn, New York
DiedAugust 1, 1998(1998-08-01) (aged 87)
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years19531956
TeamsKurtis Kraft, Schroeder
Entries4 (1 start)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1953 Indianapolis 500
Last entry1956 Indianapolis 500

Midget car careerEdit

Duncan began racing in 1928. Duncan was the AAA Eastern Midget Champion. Duncan won eight American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) championships during the thirteen years between 1955 and 1967.[1]

Career awardEdit

Indy 500 resultsEdit

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1953 Caccia Motors Schroeder Offenhauser L4 ARG 500
DNQ
NED BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA NC 0
1954 Ray Brady Schroeder Offenhauser L4 ARG 500
31 *
BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA ESP NC 0
1955 Ray Brady Kurtis Kraft 4000 Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500
DNQ
BEL NED GBR ITA NC 0
1956 Ray Brady Kurtis Kraft 4000 Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500
DNQ
BEL FRA GBR GER ITA NC 0
* Indicates shared drive with George Fonder

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Len Duncan". National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 5 March 2016.