Jerry Hoyt

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29 Jan 1929
Chicago, Illinois


11 Jul 1955
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


United States

Grands Prix:

4 (1950-1955)

Indy 500s:

4 (1950-1955)

Killed in a AAA sprint car crash. Sprint car driver, who was particulary impressive racing around Oklahoma. Also took a surprise pole for the 1955 Indianapolis 500. Hoyt served in the military between 1951 and 1952, being based in Germany. He was a graduate of the Arsenal Technical High School but as a boy he took part in the Lucky Teeter travelling automobile stunt show. He drove a toy car as a mascot for the shows that proved immensly popular in the 1930's, which included car jumping and driving through burning apparatus and were an inspiration to Evel Knievel.

Biography last updated 13 Feb 2016