Sam Hanks
Samuel Dwight Hanks
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Born: July 13, 1914
Died: June 27, 1994

Extended driver stats

RANDY CHRISTENSEN
I BUY AND TRADE INDIANAPOLIS 500 POSTCARDS
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POTTSBORO, TEXAS  75076
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Year Series Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points Standing
1939 AAA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
1940 AAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0

NR

1941 AAA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
1946 AAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 NR
1947 AAA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
1948 AAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 NR
1949 AAA 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 NR
1950 AAA 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 240 23
1951 AAA 5 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 421.4 16
1952 AAA 9 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 1390 3
1953 AAA 11 0 2 1 3 2 1 0 1659.5 1
1954 AAA 9 2 1 0 2 0 1 1 858.5 8
1955 AAA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 NR
1956 USAC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 800 9
1957 USAC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1000 9
Total 43 18 4 5 8 3 5 1 6369.4

 

Track Type Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles
Dirt Oval 28 14 3 4 6 3 5 0
Paved Oval 15 4 1 1 2 0 0 1

 

Series Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles
AAA 41 18 3 4 8 3 5 1
USAC 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

 

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

Points

-- 5/30/1939 Indianapolis PO AAA 42 Kennedy Tank Adams Offy -- -- -- Entry declined, lack of experience
-- 9/2/1939 Syracuse DO AAA X X X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
1 5/30/1940 Indianapolis PO AAA 28 Duray Weil Duray SC 14 13 192 Flagged rain
-- 5/30/1941 Indianapolis PO AAA 28 Tom Joyce 7-Up Kurtis Offy -- -- -- Wrecked after qualifying
2 5/30/1946 Indianapolis PO AAA 32 Spike Jones Stevens Sampson SC 3 31 18 Broken oil line
RD/ 5/30/1946 Indianapolis PO AAA 24 Noc-Out Hose Clamp Wetteroth Offy -- -- 149 Relieved Chitwood 52-200
-- 5/30/1947 Indianapolis PO AAA 54 Novi Governor Kurtis FD Novi SC -- -- -- Did not qualify
-- 7/27/1947 Milwaukee 2 DO AAA 21 Thorne Engineering Adams Sparks -- -- -- Out in practice
3 5/31/1948 Indianapolis PO AAA 76 Flavell Adams Sparks SC 15 26 34 Clutch
4 5/30/1949 Indianapolis PO AAA 18 Love Machine & Tool Kurtis 2000 Offy 23 30 20 Oil leak
--/ 5/30/1949 Indianapolis PO AAA 35 Federal Engineering X Maserati SC -- -- -- Did not qualify
-- 6/5/1949 Milwaukee 1 DO AAA 21 Auto Shippers X Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
-- 8/28/1949 Milwaukee 2 DO AAA 14 Wales Kurtis 2000 Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
-- 9/3/1949 DuQuoin DO AAA 64 Ray Carter Wetteroth Offy -- -- -- Did not qualify
-- 10/30/1949 Sacramento DO AAA X X X X -- -- -- Did not appear
-- 11/6/1949 Del Mar DO AAA X X X X -- -- -- Did not appear
5 5/30/1950 Indianapolis PO AAA 23 Merz Engineering Kurtis 2000 Offy 25 30 42 Lost oil pressure
-- 6/11/1950 Milwaukee 1 DO AAA 5 Campbell X Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
6 11/26/1950 Bay Meadows DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 4 2 149 Finished 240
7 5/30/1951 Indianapolis PO AAA 25 Peter Schmidt Kurtis 3000 Offy 12 12 135 Spun out NE 50
8 9/1/1951 DuQuoin 1 DO AAA 39 Shaheen Hill Offy 11 5 100 Finished 100
9 9/3/1951 DuQuoin 2 DO AAA 39 Shaheen Hill Offy 10 3 98 Flagged - rain 141.4
-- 9/8/1951 Syracuse DO AAA 39 Shaheen Hill Offy -- -- -- Did not qualify
10 9/9/1951 Detroit DO AAA 39 Shaheen Hill Offy 16 5 100 Finished 100
11 9/23/1951 Denver DO AAA 42 Gdula Gdula Offy 18 10 95 Flagged 30
--/ 9/23/1951 Denver DO AAA 39 Shaheen Hill Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
-- 10/21/1951 San Jose DO AAA X X X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
12 5/30/1952 Indianapolis PO AAA 18 Bardahl Kurtis 3000 Offy 5 3 200 3:58:53.49 125.803 700
-- 6/8/1952 Milwaukee 1 DO AAA 14 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
13 7/4/1952 Raleigh PO AAA 14 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 7 18 89 Broken fuel pump
NC 7/27/1952 Williams Grove DO AAA 14 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 3 11 45 Spun out, turn 2
14 8/16/1952 Springfield DO AAA 14 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 18 3 100 Finished 140
15 8/24/1952 Milwaukee 2 DO AAA 14 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 3 14 181 Flagged
-- 8/30/1952 Detroit DO AAA 14 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
16 9/1/1952 DuQuoin DO AAA 14 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 11 2 100 Finished 160
17 9/6/1952 Syracuse DO AAA 14 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 7 12 100 Finished 10
18 9/28/1952 Denver DO AAA 14 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 15 4 100 Finished 120
19 11/2/1952 San Jose DO AAA 14 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 15 5 99 Flagged 100
20 11/11/1952 Phoenix DO AAA 14 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 8 2 100 Finished 160
21 5/30/1953 Indianapolis PO AAA 3 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 9 3 200 3:57:13.24 126.465 532
22 6/7/1953 Milwaukee 1 DO AAA 3 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 10 10 98 Flagged 6.3
23 6/21/1953 Springfield 1 DO AAA 3 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 6 2 100 Finished 160
24 7/4/1953 Detroit DO AAA 3 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 13 4 49 Flagged 61.2
25 8/22/1953 Springfield 2 DO AAA 3 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 5 1 100 1:05:49.00 91.162 200
26 8/30/1953 Milwaukee 2 DO AAA 3 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 5 22 23 Engine
RD/ 8/30/1953 Milwaukee 2 DO AAA 10 Hopkins Lesovsky Offy -- -- 63 Relieved D. Carter 122-184  
27 9/7/1953 DuQuoin DO AAA 3 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 3 1 100 1:06:40.71 89.984 200
28 9/12/1953 Syracuse DO AAA 3 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 15 4 99 Flagged 120
29 9/26/1953 ISF DO AAA 3 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 6 5 100 Finished 100
30 10/25/1953 Sacramento DO AAA 3 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 17 3 99 Flagged 140
31 11/11/1953 Phoenix DO AAA 3 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 5 3 99 Flagged 140
32 5/31/1954 Indianapolis PO AAA 1 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 10 20 191 Wrecked, mainstretch (J. Rathmann)
RD/ 5/31/1954 Indianapolis PO AAA 45 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy -- -- 11 Relieved Cross 143-153 5.5
-- 6/6/1954 Milwaukee 1 PO AAA 1 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
33 6/20/1954 Langhorne DO AAA 1 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 13 3 100 Finished 140
34 7/5/1954 Darlington PO AAA 1 Bardahl Kurtis 4000 Offy 9 8 146 1:40:21.43 119.573 53
35 8/21/1954 Springfield DO AAA 1 Dr. Sabourin Pawl Offy 7 7 100 Finished 60
36 8/29/1954 Milwaukee 2 PO AAA 1 Dr. Sabourin Pawl D Offy 1 6 200 Finished 160
37 9/6/1954 DuQuoin DO AAA 99 Belanger Kurtis Offy 2 1 83 0:56:34.33 88.029 200
38 9/18/1954 ISF DO AAA 99 Belanger Kurtis Offy 4 3 100 Finished 140
39 10/17/1954 Sacramento DO AAA 1 Belanger Kurtis Offy 5 15 32 Hit by rock
40 11/7/1954 Phoenix DO AAA 1 Belanger Kurtis Offy 3 5 99 Flagged 100
-- 11/14/1954 Las Vegas DO AAA 1 Belanger Kurtis Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
41 5/30/1955 Indianapolis PO AAA 8 Jones & Maley Kurtis 500C Offy 6 19 134 Transmission
-- 11/6/1955 Phoenix DO AAA 19 Hart Fullerton Kurtis 4000 Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
42 5/30/1956 Indianapolis PO USAC 4 Jones & Maley Kurtis 500C Offy 13 2 200 3:53:49.30 128.303 800
43 5/30/1957 Indianapolis PO USAC 9 Belond Exhaust Salih Offy 13 1 200 3:41:14.25 135.601 1,000

 

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