Louis Durant

25/9/1910 - 13/2/1972

Louis Durant
Raced in the Indy 500 three times finishing 6th in 1948. His best AAA finish was a third at Milwaukee in 1939. Louis Durant died 50 years ago, he was 62

His real name was actually spelt Lewis. He raced in AAA between 1939 and 1948.

His best finish was a third at Milwaukee in 1939 and a 6th at Indy in the 1946 race driving an Alfa Romeo 8C 308 powered by a three-litre, supercharged engine. In 1948 he couldn't qualify the Miller V-16. Though the engine was smooth and powerful it was too heavy for the chassis.


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