'Norske' Larson

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24 Oct 1902
St. Paul, Minnesota


09 Sep 1931
St. Paul, Minnesota


United States

Indy 500s:

0 (1931)

Real name Clarence Walter Larson, he was of Swedish descent, and used that to help his publicity as a Norwegian racer. Killed at his home track when he lost control of his car and crashed through a fence. Larson started his racing career in the very early 1920's, racing a model T Ford. Larson was a mechanic and specifically worked for racing promoter and official, J. Alex Sloan. Before long, Larson was racing in Mid-West midget cars before stepping up to big cars. His finest moment was probably winning a race at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in 1922. Larson was also known as Lars, and although he had Norwegian blood, both his parents were born and lived in Sweden for the first years of their lives.

Biography last updated 7 Jul 2024