Manny Ayulo

Manuel Leaonedas Ayulo (October 20, 1921 – May 17, 1955[1]) was an American racecar driver. His efforts, along with those of friend and teammate Jack McGrath, helped establish track roadsters as viable race cars. Ayulo was killed in practice for the 1955 Indianapolis 500 when his car crashed straight into a concrete wall.[2][3] He was found to have not been wearing a seat belt and his pockets "were filled with wrenches".[4]

Manny Ayulo
BornManuel Leaonedas Ayulo
(1921-10-20)October 20, 1921
Burbank, California, United States
DiedMay 17, 1955(1955-05-17) (aged 33)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years19501955
TeamsKuzma, Kurtis Kraft, Maserati, Lesovsky
Entries6 (4 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums1
Career points2
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1950 Indianapolis 500
Last entry1955 Indianapolis 500

Racing recordEdit

Complete AAA Championship Car resultsEdit

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pos Points
1948 ARL
5
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DNQ
LAN
MIL SPR MIL DUQ ATL PIK SPR DUQ 34th 100
1949 ARL INDY
28
MIL
TRE
SPR MIL
DUQ
PIK SYR DET SPR LAN SAC
DMR
- 0
1950 INDY
DNQ
MIL
LAN
SPR
MIL
PIK
SYR
DNQ
DET
SPR
SAC
PHX
DNQ
BAY
18
DAR
26
- 0
1951 INDY
DNS
MIL
10
LAN
4
DAR
6
SPR
17
MIL
17
DUQ
DUQ
6
PIK SYR
12
DET
6
DNC
7
SJS
DNQ
PHX
9
BAY
11
8th 997.5
1952 INDY
20
MIL
8
RAL
15
SPR
16
MIL
12
DET
10
DUQ
8
PIK SYR
15
DNC
9
SJS
12
PHX
4
19th 320
1953 INDY
13
MIL
14
SPR
DNQ
DET
17
SPR
2
MIL
2
DUQ
2
PIK SYR
10
ISF
2
SAC
12
PHX
4
4th 960
1954 INDY
13
MIL
2
LAN
DAR
1
SPR
DNQ
MIL
1
DUQ
DNQ
PIK SYR
DNQ
ISF
15
SAC
12
PHX
2
LVG
2
2nd 1.290
1955 INDY
DNQ
MIL LAN SPR MIL DUQ PIK SYR ISF SAC PHX
- 0

Indianapolis 500 resultsEdit

* shared drive with Jack McGrath

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Pts
1950 Coast Grain Maserati V8RI Offenhauser 4.5 L4 GBR MON 500
DNQ
SUI BEL FRA ITA NC 0
1951 Jack Hinkle Kurtis Kraft 3000 Offenhauser 4.5 L4 SUI 500
3*
BEL FRA GBR GER ITA ESP 15th 2
1952 Coast Grain Lesovsky Offenhauser 4.5 L4 SUI 500
20
BEL FRA GBR GER NED ITA NC 0
1953 Peter Schmidt Kuzma Indy Roadster Offenhauser 4.5 L4 ARG 500
13
NED BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA NC 0
1954 Peter Schmidt Kuzma Indy Roadster Offenhauser 4.5 L4 ARG 500
13
BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA ESP NC 0
1955 Peter Schmidt Kurtis Kraft 500C Offenhauser 4.5 L4 ARG MON 500
DNQ
BEL NED GBR ITA NC 0
Source:[5][6]
* Indicates shared drive with Jack McGrath.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994". FamilySearch. (registration required)
  2. ^ "Ayulo critically injured when car runs into wall". The Spartanburg Herald. Associated Press. May 17, 1955.
  3. ^ "Crash injuries fatal to Indianapolis racer". The Pittsburgh Press. United Press. May 17, 1955.
  4. ^ "Manny Ayulo". ESPN UK. Archived from the original on 2018-10-07. Retrieved 2012-06-30.
  5. ^ "Manny Ayulo – Involvement". StatsF1. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  6. ^ "Features – Traditional Hot Rods". jalopyjournal.com. Retrieved April 24, 2019.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mario Alborghetti
Formula One fatal accidents
May 17, 1955
Succeeded by
Bill Vukovich
Records
Preceded by
Alberto Ascari
31 years, 312 days
(1950 Monaco GP)
Youngest driver to score a
podium position in Formula One

29 years, 221 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
Shared a car with Jack McGrath (31 years, 233 days).
Mike Nazaruk (29 years, 239 days) finished
on podium at the same race, but single.
All three were younger than the previous record-holder Ascari.
Succeeded by
José Froilán González
28 years, 269 days
(1951 French GP)
Preceded by
Mike Nazaruk
29 years, 239 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
Youngest driver to score
points in Formula One

29 years, 221 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
Succeeded by
Andy Linden
29 years, 54 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)