Riders and Drivers Arrive in Indy

This article was originally published August 9, 1909 in the Indianapolis Star. This article is a unique blend of news. It leads with a report of how Californian stars Ed Lingenfelder, Charles "Fearless" Balke and 17-year-old sensation Ray Seymour arrived in Indianapolis. The Cleveland-Indianapolis endurance ride is also discussed as well as a note about how the auto racers including Herb Lytle practiced at the new Indianapolis Motor Speedway, hitting impressive speeds in excess of 75 mph. This reference also mentions the "inner course" originally planned as Speedway management wanted to build a road course to complement the oval.

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