Elmer George

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5 Jul 1928
Hockerville, Oklahoma


31 May 1976
Terre Haute, Indiana


United States

Grands Prix:

1 (1957)

Indy 500s:

3 (1955-1964)

Retired from racing in 1963 and then served as vice-president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and also helped run the family ranch. He raced sprint cars, midgets and roadsters, amongst other cars. He died after becoming involved in an argument with a horse trainer for the family, Guy Trolinger, when he was shot by Trolinger, who was later acquitted due to justifiable homicide. He married Mari Hulman, and his son is Tony George, who was later in charge of the Indianapolis track. As a racer, Elmer was the 1957 USAC Midwest Sprint car championship, which was the higlight of a strong midget and sprint career forged after starting his career just after the Second World War.

Biography last updated 26 Sep 2016