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Claude Berton

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Born:

16 Jan 1903
Albert, Massachusetts

Died:

unknown

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

1 (1930)

Name also spelt as Burton. Claude was mainly based in Massachusetts and New York for his brief career. His wife died of cancer in 1937 and Claude left the family home, including his young children and was never seen again, his whereabouts after that still relatively unknown, although the family rumour is that he remarried and settled in New York. Certainly the last time Berton's name appears in any records is a passenger list arriving into New York. Berton's appearance at Indianapolis was his highest profile event, where he actually performed very well; qualifying sixteenth and finishing eleventh, but Claude also raced on dirt ovals in the late 1920's.

Biography last updated 18 Aug 2019