Al Loquasto

Race car driver, Deceased Person

1940 – 1991

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Who was Al Loquasto?

Albert John Loquasto, was a Sicilian-Italian-American racecar driver.

Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, Loquasto died in a plane crash in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania. He drove in the USAC and CART Championship Car series, racing in the 1969-1980 and 1982-1983 seasons, with 61 combined career starts, including the 1976 and 1977 Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 11 times, with his best finish in 7th position in 1975 at Ontario. He also drove six NASCAR races from 1981 to 1982.

Al Loquasto was the first cousin of Sicilian-American scenic designer and costume designer Santo Loquasto, and a distant cousin of Sicilian-American author Angelo F. Coniglio. All are descendants of Libertino lo Guasto, a foundling born in Serradifalco, Sicily in 1796. Al Loquasto's survivors include his spouse Sandra Loquasto and son A.J. Loquasto.

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Born
Jun 21, 1940
Ethnicity
  • Mexican American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Jul 31, 1991

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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