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Helmet of Bud (Melvin Joseph) Tingelstad

Flag of U.S.A. Bud (Melvin Joseph) Tingelstad

nationality American hometown Frazee, Minnesota place of death Indianapolis, Indiana

Racing highlights

19592nd11th Little 500

Racing career summary

Races entered198
Wins3
Podiums19
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage1.5%
Podium percentage9.6%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1972Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1971Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1970Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1969Racing16 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1968Racing24 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1967Racing26 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1966Racing24 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1965Racing24 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1964Racing32 races2 wins6 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1963Racing29 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1962Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1961Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1960Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1959Racing1 race0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1958Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Bud (Melvin Joseph) Tingelstad

1972 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Spaulding
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1972 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bowsher Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1971 Ford Torino

1971 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
22nd300Jerry O'Connell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham (Offenhauser TC)

1970 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
44th90Green Construction, Motor Racing Developments
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Meskowki D (Offenhauser)
Meskowki D (Chevrolet)
Brabham (Offenhauser)

1969 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
15th920Vel's Parnelli Jones, Federal Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola (Ford)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Ford)

1969 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Jack Colvin
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1968 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
15th1016Federal Engineering, Leader Card
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
18020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Ford)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
Watson (Ford)

1968 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1967 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th965Federal Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
17010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhradt (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Ford)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)

1967 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Tingelstad Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1966 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
11th870Federal Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
15110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Trevis (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)

1966 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M1A (Chevrolet)

1966 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1965 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
20th460Hopkins Racing, STP Gas Treatment, Windmill Trucking, Dean Van Lines
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
15000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Silnes (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Novi)
Blum (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Lola (Ford)
Halibrand (Offenhauser)

1965 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Jud Phillips
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Offenhauser)

1964 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Paul Leffler
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
19240?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Chevrolet)

1964 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th1640Federal Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Trevis (Offenhauser)

1963 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
13th490Hoover, Spirit of St. Louis, Pfrommer Trucking, Dayton-Walther, Pete Salemi, Federal Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Trevis (Offenhauser)

1963 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
8th199Dee Tingelstad
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Chevrolet)

1962 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th240Bruce Homeyer, Norm Demler
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Philipp (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)

1961 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
39th20Federal Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)

1960 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
25th210Jim Robbins, Donaldson, Ernest Ruiz
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Trevis (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500G (Offenhauser)
Shilala D (Offenhauser)

1959 11th Little 500

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Harold Beck
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1958 10th Little 500

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Sherman Allen
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
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