There were only a handful of drivers who were genuinely competitive on both dirt and asphalt, and Lou Lazzaro was one of the best. Photo from Racingthroughtime.com
1960 – Fonda.
1961-05-20. This was taken when Lazzaro, aged 26, won his first feature at Fonda. He was still winning races at Fonda 36 years later, at the age of 62.
Victoria Speedway. On this occasion, owing to his membership in another racing organization, Lou raced under a pseudonym and without his customary number “4”.
1964 – Utica-Rome. Between Ed on the left and Lou Lazzaro on the right are Lucky Sutton (L) and Dave Kotary (R). Photo by John Grady, from “The Home of Heroes” by Bones Bourcier.
Image courtesy of Coastal 181 Publishing.
1964 – Reading.
Photo by John Bisci, from Racingthroughtime.com.
An interesting photo by John Grady, from Racingthroughtime.com.
Photo from Racingthroughtime.com.
Malta. Photo by John Grady.
This is Lou’s long-time mechanic and friend Peter Bianco.
Two of the very best of those rare drivers who could win on both dirt and asphalt.