Mel Kenyon

Mel Kenyon, Indianapolis 500, 1968. Copyright Steve Longmire, 2011. Used with permission.

Mel Kenyon, Indianapolis 500, 1968. Copyright Steve Longmire, 2011. Used with permission.

Born:

15 Apr 1933
Lacon, Illinois

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Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

8 (1965-1977)

One of the greatest midget drivers of all time. Finally retired in 2009 from racing midget cars, aged 76! In 2002, he won a race at Camden Speedway beating a driver 54 years younger than him! All of this is even more amazing, considering he has driven most of his life without fingers on his left hand after an accident in 1965. Also runs a team and acts as a coach, and also runs a workshop. A true credit to the sport, he now lives in Lebanon, Indiana.

Biography last updated 24 Jan 2010