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Bobby Ball

American Race Car Driver. In 1951 he became the youngest driver to win points in Formula One racing at the age of 25 years, 276 days. He won the AAA Championship race at San Jose in 1952. He participated in two world championship races, but only finished in one of the two. In 1951, he finished in the top 5, and in 1952, his gear case gave out on the 34th lap. At the Carrell Speedway in 1952, he was involved in an accident that caused him terrible head injuries. He died after 14 months in a coma.

Bio by: Tom Todd


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1569
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Ball (26 Aug 1925–27 Feb 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1569, citing Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .