Chuck Daigh (November 29, 1923 – April 29, 2008) was an American racing car driver. He broke into Grand Prix racing through Lance Reventlow's Scarab team, through the virtue of being one of the resident engineers. Born in Long Beach, California, he participated in six World Championship Formula One races, debuting on May 29, 1960, and scoring no championship points. He also participated in one non-Championship Formula One race.

Following the 1960 season, Chuck Daigh went on to contest races in the International Formula league in Europe, driving the previous year's front-engined Scarab. He finished eighth at Goodwood contesting the Lavant Cup and finished seventh in an attempt at the International Trophy. He went on to crash out of the British Empire Trophy at Silverstone.

He was also a successful sportscar driver in America, winning the 1959 Sebring endurance classic & also tried to qualify twice for the Indianapolis 500, but without success. He also won the 1958 United States Sports Car Grand Prix at Riverside, California, driving a Scarab. This event was largely credited with launching professional sports car racing in the United States.

He died in hospital in Newport Beach, California after a brief battle with heart and respiratory problems.

Racing record

Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Pts.
1959 J.C. Agajanian Kuzma Indy Roadster Offenhauser L4 MON 500
DNQ
NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA NC 0
1960 Reventlow Automobiles Inc. Scarab F1 Scarab Straight-4 ARG
DNA
MON
DNQ
500 NED
DNS
BEL
Ret
FRA
DNS
USA
10
NC 0
Cooper Car Company Cooper T51 Climax L4 GBR
Ret
POR ITA

Complete British Saloon Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pos. Pts Class
1961 Reventlow Automobiles Ford Galaxie D SNE GOO AIN SIL CRY SIL
DNS
BRH OUL SNE NC 0 NC
Source:[1]

References

  1. ^ de Jong, Frank. "British Saloon Car Championship". History of Touring Car Racing 1952-1993. Retrieved 26 October 2022.

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