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 Jud Larson

Jud Larson

Birth
Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 11 Jun 1966 (aged 43)
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Section J, LotN5-C, Space #3 
Memorial ID 13037 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13037
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jud Larson (21 Jan 1923–11 Jun 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13037, citing Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery and Mausoleum, Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .