Mel Kenyon
Birthplace: Lacon, Illinois
Born: April 15, 1933
Died:

Extended driver stats

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Year Series Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points Standing
1963 USAC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0

NR

1964 USAC 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 160 27
1965 USAC 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 NR
1966 USAC 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 560 16
1967 USAC 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 500 17
1968 USAC 8 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 1355 9
1969 USAC 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 615 20
1970 USAC 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 860 14
1971 USAC 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 30 41
1972 USAC 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 460 19
1973 USAC 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 940 16
1974 USAC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 25 35
1976 USAC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 NR
1977 USAC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
1978 USAC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
1981-82 USAC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
Total 60 20 0 0 4 3 3 0 5505

 

Track Type Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles
Dirt Oval 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0
Paved Oval 59 14 0 0 4 3 3 0
Road Course 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 0

 

Series Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles
USAC 60 20 0 0 4 3 3 0

 

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

Points

1 7/28/1963 Trenton 2 PO USAC 53 Spirit of St. Louis Watson Offy 21 14 142 Flagged
-- 11/17/1963 Phoenix DO USAC 51 Fike Plumbing Kuzma Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
2 6/7/1964 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 21 Kemerly Chevrolet Lesovsky Offy 16 5 98 Flagged 100
3 7/19/1964 Trenton 2 PO USAC 21 Kemerly Chevrolet Lesovsky Offy 16 16 89 Blew engine
4 8/23/1964 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 21 Kemerly Chevrolet Lesovsky Offy 16 22 86 Blew engine, spun
5 9/27/1964 Trenton 3 PO USAC 21 Kemerly Chevrolet Lesovsky Offy 11 10 175 Flagged 60
6 11/22/1964 Phoenix 2 PO USAC 21 Kemerly Chevrolet Lesovsky Offy 8 15 142 Blew engine, spun
-- 5/31/1965 Indianapolis PO USAC 27 Federal Engineering Trevis Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
-- 6/6/1965 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 27 Federal Engineering Trevis Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow, C3
7 6/20/1965 Langhorne 1 PO USAC 21 Kemerly Chevrolet Lesovsky Offy 16 18 26 Wrecked, on fire, T3
8 5/30/1966 Indianapolis PO USAC 94 Gerhardt Gerhardt Offy 17 5 198 Flagged

500

9 6/5/1966 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 94 Gerhardt Gerhardt Offy 20 7 99 Flagged 60
10 8/27/1966 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 94 Gerhardt Gerhardt Offy 23 22 31 Spun out, north turn
-- 9/25/1966 Trenton 2 PO USAC 94 Gerhardt Gerhardt Offy -- -- -- Did not appear
11 11/20/1966 Phoenix 2 PO USAC 94 Gerhardt Gerhardt Offy 18 23 12 Wrecked turn 1
12 4/9/1967 Phoenix 1 PO USAC 46 Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning Gerhardt Offy 19 10 142 Flagged 45
13 4/23/1967 Trenton 1 PO USAC 46 Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning Gerhardt Offy 10 5 147 Flagged 150
14 5/30/1967 Indianapolis PO USAC 15 Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning Gerhardt Offy TC 14 16 177 Wrecked NE
15 6/4/1967 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 15 Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning Gerhardt Offy TC 23 10 144 Flagged 45
-- 7/23/1967 IRP RC USAC 15 Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning Gerhardt X -- -- -- DNS, too slow
16 8/20/1967 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 15 Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning Gerhardt Offy SC 14 7 197 Flagged 120
17 9/24/1967 Trenton 2 PO USAC 15 Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning Gerhardt Offy TC 19 24 15 Spun out
18 10/22/1967 Hanford PO USAC 15 Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning Gerhardt Offy SC 13 10 130 Flagged 60
19 11/19/1967 Phoenix 2 PO USAC 15 Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning Gerhardt Offy TC 14 9 194 Flagged 80
20 11/26/1967 Riverside RC USAC 15 Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning Gerhardt Offy TC 24 21 26 Broken turbocharger
21 3/17/1968 Hanford 1 PO USAC 15 Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning Gerhardt Offy TC 10 8 132 Flagged 100
22 4/7/1968 Phoenix 1 PO USAC 15 City of Lebanon, Indiana Gerhardt Offy TC 9 3 149 Flagged 210
23 4/21/1968 Trenton 1 PO USAC 15 City of Lebanon, Indiana Gerhardt Offy TC 13 10 84 Broken universal joint 45
24 5/30/1968 Indianapolis PO USAC 15 City of Lebanon, Indiana Gerhardt Offy TC 17 3 200 Finished 149.224 700
-- 6/9/1968 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 15 City of Lebanon, Indiana Gerhardt Offy TC -- -- -- Wrecked practice
-- 8/17/1968 Springfield DO USAC X X X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
25 8/18/1968 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 15 City of Lebanon, Indiana Gerhardt Offy TC 16 22 33 Engine
-- 9/2/1968 DuQuoin DO USAC X X X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
-- 9/22/1968 Trenton 2 PO USAC 15 City of Lebanon, Indiana Gerhardt Offy TC -- -- -- Did not qualify
26 10/13/1968 MIS PO USAC 15 City of Lebanon, Indiana Gerhardt Offy TC 10 4 121 Flagged 300
27 11/3/1968 Hanford 2 PO USAC 15 City of Lebanon, Indiana Gerhardt Offy TC 12 24 31 Wrecked
28 11/17/1968 Phoenix 2 PO USAC 15 City of Lebanon, Indiana Gerhardt Offy TC 16 13 128 Engine
-- 12/1/1968 Riverside RC USAC 15 City of Lebanon, Indiana Gerhardt Offy TC -- -- -- Did not appear
29 5/30/1969 Indianapolis PO USAC 9 Krohne Grain Transport Gerhardt Offy TC 24 4 200 3:17:08.32 152.177 600
30 6/8/1969 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 9 Krohne Grain Transport Gerhardt Offy TC 20 12 42 Broken rear linkage 15
31 8/17/1969 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 9 Krohne Grain Transport Gerhardt Offy TC 13 24 39 Wrecked
-- 11/15/1969 Phoenix 2 PO USAC 59 Kenyon Brothers X Offy -- -- -- Did not appear
32 5/30/1970 Indianapolis PO USAC 23 Sprite Eagle Ford TC 22 16 160 Wrecked turn 3 (McCluskey)
--/ 5/30/1970 Indianapolis PO USAC 37 Sprite X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
-- 6/7/1970 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 23 Sprite Eagle Ford TC -- -- -- Did not qualify
33 7/4/1970 MIS PO USAC 23 Sprite Kuzma Offy TC 11 10 96 Flagged 60
34 8/23/1970 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 23 Sprite Eagle Ford TC 14 3 193 Flagged 280
35 9/6/1970 Ontario PO USAC 6 Sprite Eagle Ford TC 20 6 198 Finished 400
36 10/3/1970 Trenton 2 PO USAC 6 Sprite Kuzma Ford TC 12 9 168 Flagged - rain 120
37 5/29/1971 Indianapolis PO USAC 23 Sprite Kuzma Ford TC 30 32 10 Wrecked
-- 6/6/1971 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 23 Sprite Kuzma Ford TC -- -- -- Did not qualify
38 9/5/1971 Ontario PO USAC 23 Sprite Kuzma Ford TC 10 25 59 Broken valve
39 10/3/1971 Trenton 2 PO USAC 23 Sprite Kenyon Ford TC 21 12 188 Flagged 30
-- 10/23/1971 Phoenix 2 PO USAC 23 Sprite Kenyon Ford TC -- -- -- Did not qualify  
40 3/18/1972 Phoenix 1 PO USAC 23 Unsponsored Eagle Foyt TC 23 23 11 Fuel problem
41 4/23/1972 Trenton 1 PO USAC 23 Unsponsored Kuzma Foyt TC 16 10 106 Flagged 60
42 5/27/1972 Indianapolis PO USAC 23 Gilmore Racing Coyote Foyt TC 12 18 126 Injector
43 6/4/1972 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 23 Gilmore Racing Eagle Foyt TC 23 15 141 Flagged
44 7/16/1972 MIS PO USAC 23 Gilmore Racing Eagle Foyt TC 9 3 98 Out of fuel 280
45 7/29/1972 Pocono PO USAC 23 Gilmore Racing Coyote Foyt TC 25 13 130 Broken pinion gear
46 8/13/1972 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 23 Gilmore Racing Coyote Foyt TC 16 16 55 Dropped valve
47 9/3/1972 Ontario PO USAC 23 Gilmore Racing Eagle Offy TC 26 28 48 Broken differential
48 9/24/1972 Trenton 2 PO USAC 23 Gilmore Racing Eagle Offy TC 21 11 181 Flagged 60
49 11/4/1972 Phoenix 2 PO USAC 23 Gilmore Racing Eagle Offy TC 22 9 138 Flagged 60
50 4/7/1973 TWS 1 PO USAC 19 Hopkins Coyote Foyt TC 21 12 91 Flagged 20
51 4/15/1973 Trenton 1 PO USAC 19 Hopkins Eagle Offy TC 18 12 97 Flagged 15
52 4/15/1973 Trenton 2 PO USAC 19 Hopkins Eagle Offy TC 12 10 91 Flagged 45
53 5/30/1973 Indianapolis PO USAC 19 Atlanta Falcons Eagle Foyt TC 19 4 131 Flagged - rain 600
54 7/1/1973 Pocono PO USAC 19 Atlanta Falcons Eagle Foyt TC 33 18 94 Rear end
55 7/15/1973 MIS 1 PO USAC 19 Atlanta Falcons Eagle Foyt TC 13 8 97 Flagged 100
56 8/12/1973 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 19 Atlanta Falcons Eagle Foyt TC 17 9 192 Flagged 80
57 9/2/1973 Ontario PO USAC 19 Atlanta Falcons Eagle Offy TC 25 16 90 Wrecked
-- 9/16/1973 MIS 2 PO USAC 19 Hopkins Eagle Foyt TC -- -- -- Blew engine practice
58 10/6/1973 TWS 2 PO USAC 19 Atlanta Falcons Eagle Foyt TC 18 9 96 Flagged 80
-- 5/26/1974 Indianapolis PO USAC 19 Ayr-Way/Lloyds Eagle Offy TC -- -- -- Did not qualify
59 9/15/1974 MIS 2 PO USAC 42 Hopkins Racing Eagle Offy TC 13 12 80 Wrecked 25
-- 5/30/1976 Indianapolis PO USAC 61 Dave McIntire X Offy TC -- -- -- Wrecked qualifying, SE
60 9/5/1976 Ontario PO USAC 61 Hopkins Coyote Foyt TC 31 33 8 Burned piston
-- 5/29/1977 Indianapolis PO USAC 88 Boyd Robeson Atlanta Offy TC -- -- -- Did not qualify
-- 5/28/1978 Indianapolis PO USAC X X X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
-- 9/12/1981 ISF DO USAC 39 Rose Brothers Trucking X X -- -- -- Entered, not in main

 

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