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Fred Comer

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Born:

19 Feb 1893
Topeka, Kansas

Died:

12 Oct 1928
Lawrence, Massachusetts

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

4 (1924-1928)

Died in hospital after a crash at Rockingham. Also trained and then worked as a mechanic, most notably for Chevrolet. Fred then served in the US Army during World War One and continued as a mechanic before starting racing in the early 1920's. Comer gained a reputation as a board track speciailist which soon led to him making a number of impressive results, often at the Altoona Speedway, but it was at Atlantic City in 1926 where he actually won what ended up being his only Championship victory.

Biography last updated 24 Oct 2015