Lora L. Corum

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Lora Lawrence Corum
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Born (1899-01-08)January 8, 1899
Jonesville, Indiana
Died March 7, 1949(1949-03-07) (aged 50)
Known for 1924 Indianapolis 500

Lora Lawrence (L.L. "Slim") Corum (January 8, 1899 - March 7, 1949) was co-winner of the 1924 Indianapolis 500.[1]

Biography[edit]

L.L. Corum was born on January 8, 1899 in Jonesville, Indiana to Margaret Hannah Marquette and William Cecil Corum.

During the 1924 Indianapolis 500 Corum, in third place, was replaced by the more well-known Joe Boyer on lap 109 on orders of the head of the team after Boyer's car developed trouble.[2] While Corum received the prize money and was credited with the victory (later this was changed to the two drivers being co-winners), Boyer received most of the credit from the racing community. Corum qualified for the 1928 Indianapolis 500, but suffered a crash during a practice run on the morning of the race.

Corum left racing in 1933, but returned in 1938 as a mechanic, working for Harry Miller's five car team at the Indianapolis 500.[3]

He died on March 7, 1949 at age 50.

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indy 500 Career Stats - L.L. Corum". Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Harold (April 25, 1938) Ex Speed-King in Minor Roll at Indianapolis St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "500 Mile Race Beckons Corum As A Mechanic". The Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. April 25, 1938. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
Preceded by
Tommy Milton
Indianapolis 500 Winner
1924
Succeeded by
Peter DePaolo