Charles "Chas" Van Acker (born March 14, 1912 in Brussels, Belgium – died May 31, 1998 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States) was a Belgian-American racing driver who drove at the Indianapolis 500.
Formula One Career[edit | edit source]
Charles Van Acker drove solely in races in North America, from 1946 to 1950. He entered five Indianapolis 500s, starting the event in 1947, 1948 and 1949, and failing to qualify in 1946 and 1950. He drove a Stevens car sponsored by Tucker Partners in 1947 and a Redmer-sponsored Stevens from 1948 to his retirement.
His Indy starts were not successful, crashing out in 1947 and 1949 and finishing eight laps down in eleventh in 1948. He was declared physically disqualified from the 1950 race following his 1949 crash.
After he stopped racing, he owned South Bend Motor Speedway (in South Bend, Indiana; 200 km from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway).
Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]
Formula One Record[edit | edit source]
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Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|Front Row Starts||0|
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Career Results[edit | edit source]
|Complete Formula One results|
|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)||DNS||Did not start|
|Italics||Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap||[+] More Symbols|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Associated Press (May 22, 1950). "Vet Van Acker Is Ruled Out". The Daytona Beach News-Journal (Daytona Beach): p. 8. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=OWslULmvb_UC&dat=19500522&printsec=frontpage&hl=en. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
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