Lou Wilson

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22 Dec 1888
St. Louis, Missouri


02 Nov 1961
Nevada City, California


United States

Indy 500s:

2 (1923-1928)

One of only two drivers to perform a double relief role in one race - the other being Cyrus Patschke in 1911 - Wilson relieved Leon Duray and then Harlan Fengler in the 1923 race. Wilson worked as a mechanic for Miller, and moved from that into a riding mechanic role and relief driver role. His second appearance at Indianapolis was also as a relief for Louis Schneider, 4 years after one of his few races as a sole driver at Kansas.

Biography last updated 18 Jul 2014