Ernie Ansterburg

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Ernie Ansterburg
Nationality American
Born Ernest Putnam Ansterburg
(1891-10-01)October 1, 1891
Concord, Michigan, U.S.
Died October 16, 1924(1924-10-16) (aged 33)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Cause of death Injuries from racing accident

Ernie Ansterburg (October 1, 1891 – October 16, 1924) was an American racecar driver.


Ernest Putnam Ansterburg was born on October 1, 1891 in Concord, Michigan. He participated in the 1924 Indianapolis 500. He was killed in a crash at Charlotte Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 16, 1924 during a practice lap at the age of 33.[1] He crashed into the upper guardrail during the morning practice of the track's first race. Mechanical investigation showed the accident was caused by a broken front suspension.[2]

Indianapolis 500 results


  1. ^ "Ernie Ansterberg Killed in Practice Lap on Charlotte Track". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. October 17, 1924. Archived from the original on August 15, 2017. Speeding Car Jumps Railing. Famous Driver Loses Control of Racing Auto Machine and Pilot Go Over Edge of Speedway Practicing for Inaugural Event of Track
  2. ^ Singer, Marc P.; Sumner, Ryan L. (2003). Auto Racing in Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont. Arcadia Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 9780738515151.

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