Sunday, June 18, 2017

Al Herman Dies In Multi-Car Crash - June 18, 1960

March 15, 1927 – June 18, 1960
Al Herman 
(Photo; www.statsf1.com)
Born in Topton, Pennsylvania, USA.
Herman drove in the American Automobile Association and United States Automobile Club Championship Car series, racing in the 1955-1957 and 1959-1960 seasons with 11 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in each of those years. He finished in the top ten 3 times, with his best finish in 7th position, in the 1955 Indianapolis 500, earning him Rookie of the Year.

Herman died in West Haven, Connecticut as a result of injuries sustained in a midget car crash at the West Haven Speedway. Herman was involved in a multi-car crash on the first lap of the feature race and his car rolled.

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