Walt Faulkner competed mainly in midget dirt track racing and then NASCAR races. In 1950, her became the first ever rookie to score pole position at the Indy 500 and as this was also the year of inauguration of the Formula 1 World Championship of which it would be part of for the next decade, Faulkner figures prominently in F1 stats. Besides being listed as a pole-setter, he also appears as scoring one point as the result of finishing 5th in the 1955 edition, but only being eligible of half the points as he had shared the car with Bill Homeier. Walt Faulkner was killed in an accident on his first qualfying lap for a USAC stock car race in California.
Born: 16th of February 1920 in Tell, USA.
Died: 22nd of April 1956 in Vallejo, USA, aged 36.