Indianapolis Sentinel Pre-Race

This is a marvelous article describing the arrangements for the June 20 race meet at the Indiana State Fairgrounds organized by Carl Fisher. It has a complete card of the day's events and underscores the big attraction of the day was the Barney Oldfield vesus Tom Cooper match race in their identical Cooper-Ford racers. Oldfield broke the one-minute barrier for a lap under 60 seconds on a one-mile track at the meet. Most of the records of this meet only report Oldfield's accomplishment and this one is valuable because of the background and larger context it provides.

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