Johnny Tolan won 45 midget car races in 1946, and won the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association championship. Tolan repeated his championship in 1947, and scored 47 wins. He had 27 feature wins in 1948. He captured the 1950 AAA Midwest championship, and his first AAA National Midget championship in 1952, as well as the AAA Midwest championship. He won the 1953 Night Before the 500 midget car race. He competed at the Indianapolis 500 in 1956, 1957, and 1958. His best finish was thirteenth in 1958. Tolan passed away in 1986.