Manuel Ayulo raced at Indy four times finishing 3rd in 1951 driving relief for his friend Jack McGrath. He drove with Jackin the Carrera Panamericana finishing third in class in 1953. He was killed in practice for the 1955 Indy 500.
Manny Ayulo died 66 years ago, he was 34 , He would have been 100.
The only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (Mario Andretti, an Italian American driver, won the World Drivers' Championship in 1978, but was not born in the United States). He also scored three wins at each of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races.
An American club racer of midgets and sports cars who, aged 43, tried and failed to qualify a Cooper-Climax T51 for the 1963 Mexican Grand Prix. Subsequently he became an Indycar mechanic, worked for Howard Hughes and was a USAC official.