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Tony Bettenhausen

Full name
Melvin Eugene "Tony" Bettenhausen
Born
12th September 1916 (Died age 44) - Tinley Park, Illinois
Died
12th May 1961 - Indianapolis, Indiana - Indianapolis 500 practice
Nationality
American
American
Years in Database
19
Recent Race
Starts
122 (2)
Wins
22
Poles
15
Podiums
41

Championship Seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points Results

1961

USAC National Championship

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

1

1

0

0

U

0

1960

USAC National Championship

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

11

0

4

0

5

940

1960

F1 World Championship

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

0

0

0

0

U

0

1959

USAC National Championship

John R Wills

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

13

0

4

2 - 16% win rate

2

1430

1959

F1 World Championship

John R Wills

Ansted Rotary

0 (1)

0

0

0

15

3

1958

USAC National Championship

John Zink

Cars Incorporated

13

0

6

0

1

1830

1958

F1 World Championship

Cars Incorporated

0

0

0

0

16

4

1957

USAC National Championship

Gilbert E Morcroft

Novi Racing

6

0

0

0

29

80

1957

F1 World Championship

Novi Racing

0

0

0

0

U

0

1956

USAC National Championship

Mari Hulman

Dayton-Walther

8

0

1

1 - 13% win rate

24

290

1956

F1 World Championship

Murrell Belanger

0

0

0

0

U

0

1955

F1 World Championship

H Allen Chapman

0

0

1

0

13

3

1955

AAA National Championship

Murrell Belanger

H Allen Chapman

4

0

2

0

4

1060

1954

F1 World Championship

Mel B Wiggers

Eugene A Casaroll

0

0

0

0

U

0

1954

AAA National Championship

Mel B Wiggers

John L McDaniel

3

0

0

0

U

0

1953

F1 World Championship

JC Agajanian

0

0

0

0

U

0

1953

AAA National Championship

Murrell Belanger

JS Belond

6

1

2

2 - 34% win rate

10

596

1952

F1 World Championship

Murrell Belanger

Earl F Slick

0 (1)

0

0

0

U

0

1952

AAA National Championship

Earl F Slick

1

0

0

0

U

0

1951

F1 World Championship

Rotary Engineering

0

0

0

0

U

0

1951

AAA National Championship

Rotary Engineering

Murrell Belanger

14

4

10

8 - 58% win rate

1

2556

1950

F1 World Championship

Lou Moore

Ervin Wolfe

0

0

0

0

20

1

1950

AAA National Championship

Lou Moore

Ervin Wolfe

12

5

4

3 - 25% win rate

5

1027

1949

AAA National Championship

Joe Lencki

Meyer & Drake

7

1

2

2 - 29% win rate

12

466

1948

AAA National Championship

Thorne Engineering

William Schoof

8

1

1

1 - 13% win rate

15

324

1947

AAA National Championship

Norm Olson

Ervin Wolfe

9

1

2

2 - 23% win rate

6

676

1946

AAA National Championship

William A Corley

Robert J McManus

4

0

1

1 - 25% win rate

9

340

1941

AAA National Championship

Joe Lencki

2

0

1

0

10

240

Non Championship Races

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1957 Race of Two Worlds

29/06/1957

Monza

189

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