Shorty Templeman

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Shorty Templeman
Born (1919-08-12)August 12, 1919
Died August 24, 1962(1962-08-24) (aged 43)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 19551956, 19581960
Teams Kurtis Kraft, Hillegass, Trevis
Entries 5 (3 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1955 Indianapolis 500
Last entry 1960 Indianapolis 500

Clark Thomas "Shorty" Templeman[1] (August 12, 1919 in Pueblo, Colorado – August 24, 1962 in Marion, Ohio) was an American racecar driver.

Championship car[edit]

He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1954-1962 seasons with 42 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in 1955, 1958, and 1960-1962. He finished in the top ten 16 times, with his best finish in 2nd position, in 1961 at both DuQuoin and Syracuse. His best Indy finish was 4th in 1961.

Midget car[edit]

He won five Washington state and three Oregon midget state championships.[2] Templeman won all three Night Before the 500 midget car features at the 16th Street Speedway in Indianapolis in 1956.[2] Templeman won the first three USAC National Midget Series champions when he won titles in 1956, 1957, and 1958.[2]

Templeman died as a result of injuries sustained in a midget car crash at the Marion County, Ohio Fairgrounds track.[2]

Career awards[edit]

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

World Championship career summary[edit]

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. Shorty Templeman participated in 3 World Championship races but scored no World Championship points.