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Helmet of Henry Banks

Flag of U.S.A. Henry Banks

nationality American born June 14, 1913 hometown Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom died December 18, 1994 place of death Indianapolis, Indiana

Racing highlights

19512ndAAA National Championship
19501stAAA National Championship
19411stARDC Midgets

Racing career summary

Races entered65
Wins10
Podiums24
Pole positions1
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage15.4%
Podium percentage36.9%

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.

1952Racing11 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1951Racing15 races0 wins4 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1950Racing11 races1 win5 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1949Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1948Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1947Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1946Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1941Racing4 races1 win4 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1940Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1939Racing7 races5 wins6 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1938Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1937Racing7 races3 wins5 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1936Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1935Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Henry Banks

1952 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th700Hopkins Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)

1952 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Lindsey Hopkins Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
LesovskyOffenhauser 4.5Firestone

1951 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd1856Hopkins Blue Crown
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14041?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Moore (Offenhauser)

1951 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Lindsey Hopkins
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
MooreOffenhauser 4.5Firestone

1950 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st1390Indianapolis Race Cars, Lou Moore
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10150?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati (Offenhauser SC)
Moore (Offenhauser)

1950 AAA Midget

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1950 World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Indianapolis Race Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 8CMOffenhauser 2.9 s/cFirestone

1949 AAA Midget

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1948 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Fageol Twin Coach
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Stevens (Fageol)

1947 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Federal Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Miller FD (Offenhauser)

1946 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Lou Rassey
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Snowberger FD (Offenhauser)

1941 ARDC Midgets

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4140?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1940 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Wharton-Dewart
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo

1939 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
23rd38.5Leon Duray
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Weil (Duray)

1939 AAA Midget

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6560?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1938 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Louis Kimmel
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Miller (Voelker)

1937 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
32nd14Henry J. Topping, Kimmel
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Viglioni (Miller)
Kimmel (Offenhauser)

1937 Newfield Park CT - Midgets

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5350?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1936 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Ralph de Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Miller

1935 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
26th20Michel DeBaets
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Rigling (Miller)
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