Jerry Karl

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29 Apr 1941
Jamaica, New York


16 Feb 2008
Baltimore, Maryland


United States

Indy 500s:

6 (1970-1985)

Killed in a road accident, dying of injuries sustained in a crash, after apparently falling ill at the wheel of his car. Up to his death, he was based in Wellsville, Indiana, where he ran Karl Racing Enterprises, which acted as a major distributor for synthetic lubricants and also steering and suspension components to the racing car world. A qualified pilot for both aeroplanes and helicopters, Jerry raced in a number of series, including midgets, sprints and single-seaters, for over 30 years.

Biography last updated 8 Oct 2014