Kurtis Kraft was first and foremost a builder of race cars although it also built a few road-going models. The company was founded by designer Frank Kurtis. Kurtis Kraft cars were entered at Indianapolis from 1950 through 1960. At that time the Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship, and drivers competing at Indy were credited with World Championship points and participation. One such driver was Jack Turner, who entered this Offenhauser-engined Kurtis in 1957, finishing in 11th place. Jack Turner participated in four World Championship races and was the first two-time AAA National Midget champion after winning the 1954 and 1955 championships.