Larry developed the gear head disease about the time he learned to walk, he was able to clearly pick out manufacturer brands on cars shortly after he could talk.
He often went with his dad to Riverhead and Islip Raceways where he watched midgets and modifieds.
At the age of 15 he was introduced to the sport of drag racing at York US 30 Raceway. He was often seen running his C/Gas '55 Chevy and his D/Stock 1966 GTO at Atco, Englishtown, York, and Cecil County.
He also raced at the road racing level first in auto cross and later competing in a 510 Datsun often mixed in with a little go-karting. In 1984 he sold his road racing equipment and went back to straight line racing in a super gas Camaro he co-owned. Later he was involved with a Pro Mod team as well as several pro-stock teams. His last professional drag racing involvement as in the RPR top fuel team in the mid 1990's.
It was on to broadcasting. In 2001 Larry started IN THE PITS on a small northern Virginia AM radio station. 2021 will mark the 20th anniversary of the two time national award winning IN THE PITS. "We are very proud to be part of DC's superior sports talk radio station 106.7 THE FAN" says Larry. "CBS Sports really has a great format for our racing program."
Upon the passing of co-hosts Dave Reininger and Craig Murto, IN THE PITS stopped broadcasting. "I lost a big part of the heart and soul of my racing world, said Larry O.
In late 2020 he decided the show must go on!
With the addition of co-host, Mike Neff, and the support of WTKN 94.5, I feel rejuvenated and on a new mission to produce unique racing and automotive content on the Grand Strand.