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Helmet of Mel Kenyon

Flag of U.S.A. Mel Kenyon

nationality American age 89 years old born April 15, 1933 hometown Lacon, Illinois

Racing highlights

19971stNAMARS National Midget Championship
19961stNAMARS National Midget Championship
19951stNAMARS National Midget Championship
19862ndUSAC National Midget Series
19851stUSAC Jolly Rancher National Midget Series
19842ndUSAC Jolly Rancher National Midget Series
19822ndUSAC National Midget Series
19811stUSAC National Midget Series
19802ndUSAC National Midget Series
19792ndUSAC National Midget Series
19783rdUSAC National Midget Series
19771stUSAC National Midget Series
19753rdUSAC National Midget Series
19741stUSAC National Midget Series
19692ndUSAC National Midget Series
19681stUSAC National Midget Series
19671stUSAC National Midget Series
19662ndUSAC National Midget Series
19641stUSAC National Midget Series
19632ndUSAC National Midget Series
19611stBlue Island Racway Park Midgets

Racing career summary

Races entered1075
Wins110
Podiums349
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage10.2%
Podium percentage32.5%

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.

2005Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2004Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
2001Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2000Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1998Racing? races? wins? podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1997Racing? races? wins? podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1996Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1995Racing9 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1994Racing6 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1993Racing11 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1992Racing12 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1991Racing9 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1990Racing12 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1989Racing16 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1988Racing26 races1 win11 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1987Racing26 races2 wins6 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1986Racing23 races2 wins5 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1985Racing28 races3 wins14 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1984Racing21 races2 wins7 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1983Racing12 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1982Racing15 races2 wins8 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1981Racing27 races2 wins11 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1980Racing34 races5 wins14 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1979Racing43 races4 wins15 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1978Racing32 races2 wins8 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1977Racing55 races5 wins24 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1976Racing28 races2 wins7 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1975Racing31 races2 wins8 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1974Racing38 races4 wins11 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1973Racing31 races2 wins8 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1972Racing15 races4 wins6 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1971Racing11 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1970Racing26 races1 win6 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1969Racing71 races14 wins20 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1968Racing71 races11 wins37 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1967Racing65 races17 wins33 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1966Racing61 races3 wins18 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1965Racing28 races7 wins12 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1964Racing69 races7 wins26 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1963Racing58 races2 wins12 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1962Racing38 races2 wins12 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1961Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1960Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1958Racing? races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Mel Kenyon

2005 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2004 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
03-K Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2001 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
57th27Kenyon Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2000 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
03-K Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1998 NAMARS National Midget Championship

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

1997 NAMARS National Midget Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
???0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1996 NAMARS National Midget Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
???0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1996 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
47th23
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1995 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
23rd129
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1995 NAMARS National Midget Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1994 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
18th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1993 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
14th129
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1992 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
15th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
120000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1991 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
24th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1990 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
13th124
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
120000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1989 3rd Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

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

1989 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1989 3rd Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals - Friday Preliminary

PositionPointsTeam
22nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1988 2nd Annual Chili Bowl Nationals

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1988 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
251110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1987 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
26260?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Suzuki V8)

1986 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd3013-K Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
23250?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Suzuki)

1985 USAC Jolly Rancher National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st6093K Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
283140?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(VW)

1984 USAC Jolly Rancher National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd3783K Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21270?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(VW)

1983 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
8th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11030?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1983 6th Annual Belleville Midget Nationals

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

1983 Badger Midget Series

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

1982 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd308
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
15280?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1981 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
272110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(VW)

1980 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
345140?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1979 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd03-K Racing Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
434150?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
32280?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1977 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
555240?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1976 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
27270?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1976 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Hopkins Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Coyote (Foyt)

1975 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31280?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1974 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
374110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1974 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
35th25Hopkins Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser)

1973 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th940Hopkins Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90?0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Coyote (Foyt)
Eagle 73 (Offenhauser)
Eagle 73 (Foyt)

1973 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
22280?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1972 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
19th460Hopkins Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Foyt)
Kuzma (Foyt)
Coyote (Foyt)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)

1972 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5450?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1971 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
40th30Hopkins Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kuzma (Ford)
Kenyon (Ford)

1971 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
20th0Gamester
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1970 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
14th860Hopkins Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Coyote (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Eagle (Ford)
Kuzma (Ford)

1970 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
12th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21150?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1969 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
20th6153-K Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)

1969 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6814200?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1968 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Kenyon Brothers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6311350?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1968 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th1355Don Gerhardt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)

1967 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5617330?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1967 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
17th500Fred Gerhardt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)

1966 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th560Fred Gerhardt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)

1966 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
573180?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1965 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
8th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
277120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1965 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Kemerly
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)

1964 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
637260?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1964 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
27th160Kemerly
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)

1964 USAC National Sprint Car Series

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

1963 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
552120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1963 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Spirit of St.Louis
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Watson (Offenhauser)

1963 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Smith
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Chevrolet)

1962 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
382120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1961 Blue Island Racway Park Midgets

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
???0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1961 USAC National Midget Series

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

1960 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1958 Badger Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
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