Bobby Ball

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26 Aug 1925
Phoenix, Arizona


27 Feb 1954
Phoenix, Arizona


United States

Grands Prix:

2 (1951-1952)

Indy 500s:

2 (1951-1952)

Midget legend, 1949 and 1950 AMORC Champion. Died of his injuries, after a long period in a coma, after a crash at Gardena raceway in January 1953. A cultured man, who had a great passion for classical music, Ball started his career in roadsters before going into the discipline in which he excelled. After his death, Phoenix's Indycar race was named in his honour, with a magnificent trophy also in his name, and this tribute continued right up to 1984.

Biography last updated 24 Aug 2015