Russ Congdon

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28 Sep 1924
Puyallup, Washington


26 Feb 1998
Puyallup, Washington


United States

Grands Prix:

0 (1960)

Indy 500s:

0 (1960-1961)

Mainly in midget and sprint cars. Quite noticeable in the paddock as he went prematurely grey-haired, his motor sport involvement was limited after burns sustained in a crash in 1964. Congdon was one of the most frequent midget and sprint car racers around in the late 1950's and early 1960's; he also took three notable wins in USAC midget events; 1958, at Detroit, Michigan; 1960, at South Bend Motor Speedway, Indiana and then in 1961 at Columbus Motor Speedway in Ohio. All three wins came on paved ovals, which suited Congdon's driving style a lot more.

Biography last updated 6 Aug 2017