Hugh 'Wink' Bancroft

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25 Jul 1949
Costa Mesa, California


United States

F2 starts:

6 (1977)

Otherwise known as Hugh Bancroft III, one of the heirs to the Wall Street Journal fortune - his great-grandfather owned the company and was heavily involved in Dow Jones stock and assets. His daughter, Natalie is now a top business executive. Stays involved with the business world himself, but also designs and builds antique car replicas. As a racer, Bancroft appeared in the Players Challenge Series Formula B National Championship, US Formula Super Vee, British Formula Atlantic, Canadian Formula Atlantic (coming 3rd in the 1974 series), IMSA sportscar racing and the Shellsport International Series before his Formula 2 spell with Fred Opert racing.

Biography last updated 12 Feb 2017