1915  ยป 

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Description Near the end of the 250-mile Montamarathon Trophy race, a blown tyre in a turn caused Billy Carlson's car to be hurled off the high edge of the track. Riding mechanic Paul Franzen, 24, was thrown from the car, hit a stump and died at the circuit. Carlson, 24, was taken to a local hospital where he passed away the following day. It was reported that Carlson chose to drive with used tyres because he thought they would perform better on the track than fresh ones.  
Year 1915  
Driver(s) Billy Carlson
Category Open Wheelers  
Series American Automobile Association (AAA)  
Vehicle Maxwell  
Country United States  
Circuit Pacific Coast Speedway  
Event  
Fatal Yes  
Also Involved Paul Franzen (Riding mechanic)  
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