Tony Willmann

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28 Apr 1905
West Allis, Wisconsin


12 Oct 1941
Thompson, Connecticut


United States

Indy 500s:

4 (1937-1941)

Killed in a midget race. Legendary midget driver who raced from 1926 onwards and won numerous events, winning around 130 sprint and midget races. His success at Milwaukee even saw him being made honorary mayor of South Milwaukee in 1939! A humble man, Tony was a hard charging driver. His son, Eugene, later became a midget car builder and owner in the 1960's and 1970's. In the year he died, Willmann won the AAA National Short Track Championship.

Biography last updated 28 Jul 2015