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 Henry E. Banks

Henry E. Banks

Birth
Surrey, England
Death 18 Dec 1994 (aged 81)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Court of the Apostles, Crypt 2A, Level 4
Memorial ID 12542 · View Source
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Race Car Driver. Born in England, he began competing in 1932, when he was 19 years old and became successful in the midget cars. In 1936, he became the first driver to pass the qualifying rookie test at the Indianapolis 500 and also drove as a relief driver in 1937, 1939 and 1940, with a 21st place finish in 1938. Entering into midget cars, he won the 1941 East Coast Midget Champion, won 30 midget car races in 1947 and was the 1950 AAA Big Car National Champion. After Banks retired from racing he became USAC Director of Competitions and was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1994. He died at age 81 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12542
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry E. Banks (14 Jun 1913–18 Dec 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12542, citing Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .