| 5 (2 starts)|
Race car driver
| January 21, 1923
Grand Prairie, Texas (1923-01-21) |
Meyer, Kurtis Kraft, Snowberger, Watson
June 11, 1966, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Eugene Wesley (Jud) Larson (January 21, 1923 Grand Prairie, Texas – June 11, 1966 Reading, Pennsylvania) was an American racecar driver.
Larson drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1956-1959 and 1964-1965 seasons with 53 starts, including the 1958 and 1959 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 38 times, with 7 victories.
Larson died as a result of injuries sustained in a sprint car crash that also claimed the life of Red Riegel.
The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Jud Larson participated in 2 World Championship races but scored no World Championship points.
He was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1992.
Jud Larson Wikipedia