Tuesday, May 15, 2018

"1955 AAA National Champ" Frank "Rebel" Mundy Dies - May 15, 2009

June 18, 1918 - May 15, 2009
Frank "Rebel" Mundy
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Born as Francisco Eduardo Menendez. He competed in the American Automobile Association stock cars, winning the 1955 national championship, before the series changed to United States Auto Club sanction. He also raced in NASCAR's Grand National and won three races under that sanction. Mundy attempted to qualify for the 1954 Indianapolis 500 but did not make the field. His career spanned from 1949 to 1956.

Mundy started at the pole position only to find himself finishing the race in 82nd place at the 1951 running of the Southern 500.One of his accomplishments was winning the 1955 running of the Southern Illinois 100. Frequently seen in rides owned by Carl Kiekhaefer, Mundy's seven-year career would involve him racing in classic races like the 1956 Southern 500 where he finished in 38th place out of 70 competitors. He would also be seen racing at Lakeview Speedway in Mobile, Alabama.

Mundy died May 15, 2009, at the age of 90.

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