Kenny Eaton

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16 Aug 1916
Lewisville, Indiana


31 Dec 1980
Key Largo, Florida


United States

Grands Prix:

0 (1950-1951)

Indy 500s:

0 (1949-1951)

Best known and well-respected in his local area as a grocery store owner, who also owned an apple orchard. He was also a real estate dealer, and served both in the police and for his country during World War 2; serving in both Europe and the Pacific. Died of a heart-attack, whilst on holiday. Eaton was a regular driver on paved and dirt ovals in the late 1940's until the mid 1950's. His best AAA performance was in 1951 at the Darlington Speedway, where he finished fourteenth in a Kurtis-4000 Offy. Eaton developed as one of the best short-track dirt track drivers of his area and took wins in Chicago and California, and was a frequent winner in the Mutual Racing Association's races. He started racing in the late 1930's and was also a member of the Moose Lodge at Muncie, Indiana and a member of the Shriners at New Castle, Indiana. As well as midget cars, Eaton also raced in stock cars and even raced road-racing in Cuba.

Biography last updated 5 Feb 2018