Walt Ader

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15 Dec 1912
Long Valley, New Jersey


25 Nov 1982
Califon, New Jersey


United States

Grands Prix:

1 (1950)

Indy 500s:

1 (1947-1950)

Started racing pre-war, primarily in midgets around 1936, but his big break came when he won at Reading, Pennsylvania in 1946. He then took, arguably, his most notable win in 1947, winning at Atlanta's Lakewood Park dirt oval, despite only leading one lap, being the lucky man in front when a crash by Walt Brown blocked the track. Ader carried on racing in midgets until the mid 1950's and then later became part of the Williams Grove Old Timers Club and also worked as a contractor.

Biography last updated 15 Aug 2015