|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1923|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 1966|
Auto Race Car Driver. Had a 27-year career, competing in hundreds of races. He spent his early years racing in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa on the half mile dirt bullrings that spawned many fierce competitions in the post war years. In 1964 he broke into the USAC sprint ranks, proving he was a serious competitor . In his first year in the ranks, he won six out of 19 sprint races and finished a strong second in the rugged sprint division point standings. In 1965 he won four of the first six sprint races and led the points standings for more than half the season, but mechanical ailments hit during the last half of the season and he slid to ninth in the final standings. In the '66 season, Jud was once again leading the sprint division until the night of June 11 at Reading Speedway in Reading, Pennsylvania. During that race Jud Larson and Red Riegel were running side by side going into the first turn. There was contact between the two cars and both started flipping. Jud Larson's sprinter ended up upside down on the guard rail with Red Reigel's, which was also upside down a little further down the track. The crash killed both drivers. Jud Larson was a very popular personality, who was always surrounded by autograph hunters win or lose.
Beverly Jeanne Larson Elliott (1946 - 2005)*
Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery and Mausoleum
Plot: Section J, LotN5-C, Space #3
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Record added: Oct 16, 2000
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My cousin's father. Rest in peace. Parents of Eugene Wesley "Jud" Larson are Arthur Lorin (# 77079202) and Serena Andora Howe Larson (# 77079263). Your family will be together again.|
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