Gene Hartley

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28 Jan 1926
Roanoke, Indiana


13 Mar 1993
Roanoke, Indiana


United States

Grands Prix:

8 (1950-1960)

Indy 500s:

10 (1950-1962)

Later joined up with Leroy Warriner as promoter of the Kirtley Avenue speedway, better known as the Indianapolis Speedrome at Indianapolis, retaining a special interest in midget racing. Hartley, in 1958, won the very first USAC race there, a fifty lap midget race. As well as being the nephew of CG Hartley, Gene's own father, Ted, also raced in midgets, carrying on whilst Gene was still racing himself. Hartley was the 1959 USAC National Midget champion and took 33 USAC wins. Hartley was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1985. Hartley's full name was Leslie Eugene.

Biography last updated 16 Aug 2017