1914: Racing Champion ‘Lawrence Ray Weishaar’



Date Created/Published: c1914 October 27.

Weishaar Winner 100 mi. race, Norton, Kan.

October 22, 1914.

World Record Time: 2 hr. 1 1/2 min.


Born: 9 Sep 1890 in Orlando, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA

Death: 13 Apr 1924 (aged 33); Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Motorcycle Racer Dies Of Injuries at Ascot (By Associated Press) LOS ANGELES, April 13, 1924:

Ray Weishaar, 31 years old, nationally known motorcycle racer, died tonight of injuries he received at Ascot speedway here today when his motorcycle skidded on a turn and crashed into the fence. His death was unexpected, surgeons having predicted that despite internal injuries sustained in addition to a broken leg, he probably would recover.

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