Ernie Ansterburg

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Ernie Ansterburg (October 1, 1891, Concord, Michigan – October 16, 1924, Charlotte, North Carolina) was an American racecar driver.

Biography[edit]

Ernest Putnam Ansterburg was born on October 1, 1891 in Concord, Michigan. He participated in the 1924 Indianapolis 500. He was killed in a crash at Charlotte Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 16, 1924 during a practice lap at the age of 33.[1] He crashed into the upper guardrail during the morning practice of the track's first race. Mechanical investigation showed the accident was caused by a broken front suspension.[2]

Indy 500 results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ernie Ansterberg Killed in Practice Lap on Charlotte Track". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. October 17, 1924. Retrieved 2012-10-23. Speeding Car Jumps Railing. Famous Driver Loses Control of Racing Auto Machine and Pilot Go Over Edge of Speedway Practicing for Inaugural Event of Track 
  2. ^ Singer, Marc (2003). Auto Racing in Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont. Arcadia Publishing. p. 128. ISBN 9780738515151. 

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