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 Troy Ruttman, Jr

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Troy Ruttman, Jr

  • Birth 17 Dec 1950
  • Death 4 May 1969
  • Burial Westminster, Orange County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 28749890

Race car driver. His father, Troy Ruttman Sr., at age 21 was the youngest driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500 in 1952. Troy Jr., though, was killed in a tragic accident at Long Pond, PA during a Super Modified race at the Pocono Speedway. He was only 18 and was participating in his first race. He was driving a converted Indianapolis roadster that his father had driven in the 1962 Indianapolis 500. According to reports, on the 65th lap of a 100 mile race, the throttle of his car stuck and went through a guard rail, a chain link fence and another guardrail, passed underneath the grandstand, and rolled over. Troy suffered a fatal skull fracture.

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  • Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 3 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28749890
  • Toddy Ruttman
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Troy Ruttman, Jr (17 Dec 1950–4 May 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28749890, citing Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Warrick L. Barrett (contributor 395) .