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Helmet of Sam Hanks

Flag of U.S.A. Sam Hanks

nationality American born July 13, 1914 hometown Columbus, Ohio died June 27, 1994 place of death Pacific Palisades, California

Racing highlights

19573rdUSAC Stock Car Series
19531stAAA National Championship
19523rdAAA National Championship

Racing career summary

Races entered71
Wins11
Podiums31
Pole positions3
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage15.5%
Podium percentage43.7%

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.

1957Racing12 races5 wins7 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1956Racing8 races2 wins6 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1955Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1954Racing10 races1 win3 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1953Racing12 races2 wins7 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1952Racing9 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1951Racing8 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1950Racing3 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1949Racing3 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1948Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1946Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1941Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1940Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Sam Hanks

1957 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th1000George Salih
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Salih (Offenhauser)

1957 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
8th8Belond Exhaust
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
SalihOffenhauser 4.5Firestone
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1957.

1957 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Bill Stroppe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10351?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1957 Mercury

1956 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th800Jones & Maley
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 500C (Offenhauser)

1956 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
7th6Jones & Maley
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis Kraft 500COffenhauser 4.5Firestone
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1956.

1956 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bill Stroppe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6241?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1956 Mercury

1955 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Jones & Maley Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 500C (Offenhauser)

1955 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Jones & Maley
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis KK500COffenhauser 4.5Firestone

1954 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th858.5Ed Walsh, Dr. Sabourin, Belanger Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9131?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Pawl (Offenhauser)
Pawl D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)

1954 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Bardahl
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis KK4000Offenhauser 4.5Firestone

1953 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st1659.5Ed Walsh
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11260?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)

1953 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
13th2Ed Walsh
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis Kraft 4000Offenhauser 4.5Firestone
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1953.

1952 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd1390Ed Walsh
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9040?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 3000 (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)

1952 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
12th4Ed Walsh
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis Kraft 3000Offenhauser 4.5Firestone
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1952.

1951 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th421.4Peter Schmidt, Shaheen, Gdula
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 3000 (Offenhauser)
Hill (Offenhauser)
Gdula (Offenhauser)

1951 AAA Midget

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

1951 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Peter Schmidt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis Kraft 3000Offenhauser 4.5Firestone

1950 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
23rd240Milt Marion Engineering, Russo-Nichels
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 2000 (Offenhauser)
Russo/Nichels (Offenhauser)

1950 AAA Midget

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

1950 World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Milt Marion
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis Kraft 2000Offenhauser 4.5Firestone

1949 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Milt Marion Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 2000 (Offenhauser)

1949 AAA Midget

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1948 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Robert Flavell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Adams (Sparks SC)

1948 AAA Pacific Division - Sprint Cars

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

1946 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Spike Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Stevens (Sampson SC)

1941 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Ed Walsh
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
0000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis (Offenhauser)

1940 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Leon Duray
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Weil (Duray SC)
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