Don Edmunds (September 23, 1930 Santa Ana,
California) was an American racecar driver and car builder.
He changed the nose on his first Kurtis
from Kurtis' design to
his own. Indy car builder Eddie Kuzma
hired Edmunds to fix the dent in Jimmy
’s car after the driver kicked the car.
He had his
first start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1957.
He won the 1957 Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year
after finishing nineteenth over Bill Cheesbourg
, Elmer George
, and Eddie Sachs
Indy career ended in with a serious practice accident at the
Speedway in 1958.
Autoresearch, Inc. in Anaheim, California, which specialized in building midget cars and
His chasis won
several National Midget Championships in the late 1960s and early
1970s. He became a collector and restorer of old race cars.
He built Evel Knievel
's Snake River
Canyon Sky cycle.
Indy 500 results
World Championship career summary
The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from
1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years
were credited with World Championship points and participation. Don
Edmunds participated in 1 World Championship race. He started on
the pole 0 times, won 0 races, set 0 fastest laps, and finished on
the podium 0 times. He accumulated a total of 0 championship
- Edmunds Biography at the National Midget Auto
Racing Hall of Fame
- Sky Cycle