Lee Brayton

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13 Aug 1933
Coldwater, Michigan


United States

Indy 500s:

0 (1972-1974)

Father of the late Scott, Lee still owned Brayton Engineering until just before his 85th birthday. In 2018, the company stopped trading but in their time they worked closely with Buick, amongst others, to assemble engines. Lee still lives in Coldwater. Lee has suffered tragedy by not only outliving Scott but also another of his three sons, Gregory, who was blind, but made a career as a musician and died in 2014. Brayton started his racing career in 1953 and carried on until 1975, when he wanted to start a sand and gravel business, but to do so, he had to retire from racing for the bank to approve a loan. In 2020, an aquatic activity centre was created from some of Lee Brayton's land and in turn, the centre is now named Lake Brayton after Lee and Scott.

Biography last updated 19 Jan 2020