Shorty Cantlon
William L. Cantlon
Birthplace: Paris, Illinois
Born: 1904
Died: May 30, 1947

Extended driver stats

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Year Series Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points Standing
1927 AAA Non points races only 0 NR
1928 AAA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
1929 AAA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 60 13
1930 AAA 7 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 653 2
1931 AAA 7 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 296 6
1932 AAA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 50 19T
1933 AAA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 70 13
1934 AAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 211.2 9
1935 AAA 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 221.3 7
1936 AAA 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 10.2 29
1937 AAA 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 45 29
1938 AAA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 NR
1939 AAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 55 21
1940 AAA 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 90 19T
1941 AAA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
1946 AAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 0 NR
1947 AAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 NR
Total 38 10 4 1 4 3 1 5 1761.7

 

Track Type Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles
Board Oval 9 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
Brick Oval 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Dirt Oval 16 6 1 0 2 1 1 2
Paved Oval 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Road Course 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0

 

Series Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles
AAA 38 10 4 1 4 3 1 5

 

Start # Date Track Type Series Car # Sponsor/Name Chassis Engine Start Finish Laps Status

Points

NC 6/5/1927 Detroit DO AAA X X X X X 5 X X
NC 9/3/1927 Syracuse DO AAA X X X X X X X X
NC 9/25/1927 Cleveland DO AAA X X Ford Fronty-Ford X 4 X X
RD 5/30/1928 Indianapolis BR AAA 29 Elgin Piston Pin Miller Miller SC -- -- 118 Relieved Kohlert 6-58, 116-180
--/ 5/30/1928 Indianapolis BR AAA 36 Bugatti Bugatti Bugatti -- -- -- Did not arrive
-- 6/10/1928 Detroit 1 DO AAA X X X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
NC 6/2/1929 Cleveland DO AAA X Ford Special Ford Fronty-Ford X 3 X X
1 6/9/1929 Detroit DO AAA X Fronty Ford Ford Fronty-Ford 5 13 65 Blown head gasket
2 8/31/1929 Syracuse DO AAA 4 Miller Miller Miller SC 1 14 4 Broken supercharger
3 9/2/1929 Altoona 2 BO AAA 4 Detroit Detroit FD Miller SC 12 4 160 2:15:07.60 88.806 60
4 5/30/1930 Indianapolis BR AAA 16 Miller-Schofield Stevens Miller 3 2 200 5:05:57.18 98.054 329
5 6/9/1930 Detroit DO AAA 16 Miller-Schofield Stevens Miller 2 12 21 Broken axle
6 6/14/1930 Altoona 1 BO AAA 16 Miller-Schofield Stevens Miller 8 4 160 1:58:22.4 101.374 31
7 6/22/1930 Akron BO AAA 16 Miller-Schofield Stevens Miller 10 1 200 1:27:32.15 68.543 120
8 7/4/1930 Bridgeville BO AAA 16 Miller-Schofield Stevens Miller 1 12 34 Engine
9 9/1/1930 Altoona 2 BO AAA 16 Miller-Schofield Stevens Miller 4 3 90 Flagged - rain 93
10 9/6/1930 Syracuse DO AAA 14 Miller-Schofield Stevens Miller 10 3 100 1:13:04.41 82.109 80
11 5/30/1931 Indianapolis BR AAA 2 Miller Miller Miller 26 27 88 Broken connecting rod
12 6/14/1931 Detroit DO AAA 15 All Oil Miller Miller 4 12 X Broken valve
NC 6/21/1931 Roby DO AAA X X X X X X X Entered, result unknown
13 7/4/1931 Altoona 1 BO AAA 16 Brisko-Atkinson Stevens Miller 14 6 80 Finished 50
14 9/7/1931 Altoona 2 BO AAA 2 Bowes Seal Fast/Miller Miller Miller 5 3 20 Finished 20
15 9/7/1931 Altoona 3 BO AAA 2 Bowes Seal Fast/Miller Miller Miller 1 1 20 0:13:10.04 114.00 30
16 9/7/1931 Altoona 4 BO AAA 2 Bowes Seal Fast/Miller Miller Miller 1 1 80 0:54:43 109.65 120
17 9/12/1931 Syracuse DO AAA 3 Empire State Cooper FD Miller 1 3 100 1:22:53.79 72.379 76
--/ 9/12/1931 Syracuse DO AAA 2 Bowes Seal Fast Stevens Miller -- -- -- Drove #3 instead  
-- 7/2/1932 Syracuse DO AAA X X X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
RD 11/13/1932 Oakland DO AAA 6 Gilmore Speedway Stevens Miller -- -- 51 Relieved A. Gordon 100-150 50
18 5/30/1933 Indianapolis BR AAA 25 Sullivan-O'Brien Stevens Miller 13 34 50 Broken crankshaft
RD/ 5/30/1933 Indianapolis BR AAA 28 Marr Hudson Hudson -- -- 44 Relieved C. Miller 102-145
NC-- 8/26/1933 Elgin RC AAA 1 Ford Ford Ford -- -- -- Did not start
19 9/9/1933 Syracuse DO AAA 25 Miller Stevens Miller 2 4 100 Finished 80.179 70
20 5/30/1934 Indianapolis BR AAA 15 Sullivan & O'Brien Stevens Miller 15 20 76 Broken crankshaft
21 8/25/1934 Springfield DO AAA 22 White Weil Miller X 6 100 1:25:59.60 69.773 50
22 9/9/1934 Syracuse DO AAA 22 Floating Power Weil Miller 4 1 100 1:15:06.30 79.888 120
23 12/23/1934 Mines Field RC AAA 15 Nick Lutze Stevens Miller 13 7 117 Flagged 41.2
24 5/30/1935 Indianapolis BR AAA 9 Sullivan & O'Brien Stevens Miller 19 6 200 4:56:37.07 101.140 171.3
25 7/4/1935 St. Paul DO AAA 9 Bowes Seal Fast Stevens Miller 11 13 68 Motor frozen
26 9/2/1935 Syracuse DO AAA 17 Marks Adams Miller 15 6 100 1:14:15.30 80.828 50
--/ 9/2/1935 Syracuse DO AAA 9 Bowes Seal Fast X X -- -- -- Drove #17 instead
-- 9/7/1935 Altoona DO AAA 17 Marks Adams Miller -- -- -- Withdrew, raced by F. Brisko
NC 12/15/1935 Legion Ascot DO AAA 14 Nick Lutze X X 5 4 X X
NC-- 1/12/1936 Oakland DO AAA 14 Nick Lutze X X -- -- -- Driven by Vest
27 5/30/1936 Indianapolis BR AAA 7 Hamilton-Harris Weil Miller 10 14 194 Out of fuel
-- 6/20/1936 Goshen DO AAA X X X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
28 9/14/1936 Syracuse DO AAA 4 Burd Piston Ring Stevens Offy 14 7 98 Flagged 10.2
29 10/12/1936 Westbury RC AAA 5 Jadson Valve Miller Miller 11 38 35 Burned valves
30 5/30/1937 Indianapolis PO AAA 34 Bowes Seal Fast Weil Miller 25 16 182 Flagged
-- 7/5/1937 Westbury RC AAA 34 Cantlon Miller Miller -- -- -- Did not arrive
31 9/12/1937 Syracuse DO AAA 34 Cantlon-Miller X Miller 6 9 100 Finished 45
32 5/30/1938 Indianapolis PO AAA 47 Kamm's Stevens Miller SC 20 33 13 Loose supercharger
NC 8/28/1938 Milwaukee DO AAA X Miller X X X X X X
-- 9/10/1938 Syracuse DO AAA X X X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
33 5/30/1939 Indianapolis PO AAA 47 Auto Service Stevens Offy 7 32 15 Burned main bearing
34 8/27/1939 Milwaukee DO AAA 47 Associated Enterprises Stevens Offy 8 15 41 Engine trouble
35 9/2/1939 Syracuse DO AAA 47 Auto Services Stevens Offy 12 8 99 Flagged 55
NC 10/15/1939 Springfield 2 DO AAA X X X X X X X Entered, result unknown
-- 5/30/1940 Indianapolis PO AAA 24 Surber Stevens Offy -- -- -- Driven by Stapp
36 9/2/1940 Syracuse DO AAA 24 Offenhauser X Offy 11 5 100 Finished 90
-- 5/30/1941 Indianapolis PO AAA X X X X -- -- -- Broken connecting rod, qualifying
-- 8/24/1941 Milwaukee DO AAA 23 Hollywood Payday Stevens Offy -- -- -- Broken piston, practice
37 5/30/1946 Indianapolis PO AAA 64 H-3 Miller FD Offy 20 28 28 Clutch failure
38 5/30/1947 Indianapolis PO AAA 24 Auto Shippers Snowberger FD Miller 5 23 40 Wrecked SW - fatal

Known riding mechanics for this driver:

Date Track Type Mechanic Car # Sponsor/Name Chassis Engine Start Finish Laps Status
5/30/1930 Indianapolis BR Lou Miller 16 Miller-Schofield Stevens Miller 3 2 200 5:05:57.18 98.054
                     
5/30/1931 Indianapolis BR Duke Smale 2 Miller Miller Miller 26 27 88 Broken connecting rod
                     
5/30/1933 Indianapolis BR Duke Smale 25 Sullivan-O'Brien Stevens Miller 13 34 50 Broken crankshaft
                     
5/30/1934 Indianapolis BR Duke Smale 15 Sullivan & O'Brien Stevens Miller 15 20 76 Broken crankshaft
8/25/1934 Springfield DO Duke Smale 22 White Weil Miller X 6 100 1:25:59.60 69.773
12/23/1934 Mines Field RC Duke Smale 15 Nick Lutze Stevens Miller 13 7 117 Flagged
                     
5/30/1935 Indianapolis BR Duke Smale 9 Sullivan & O'Brien Stevens Miller 19 6 200 4:56:37.07 101.140
                     
5/30/1936 Indianapolis BR Earl Frost 7 Hamilton-Harris Weil Miller 10 14 194 Out of fuel
                     
5/30/1937 Indianapolis PO Fred Mangold 34 Bowes Seal Fast Weil Miller 25 16 182 Flagged
5/30/1937 Indianapolis PO Joe Kennelly 34 Bowes Seal Fast Weil Miller -- -- X Relieved Mangold

 

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