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The attachment below contains an article which orginally appeared in the May 31, 1910 Indianapolis Star. It ran in support of the May 1910 race meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The May 1910 race meet weekend included "national championships," a newly-announced distinction by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for select race meets. Car manufacturers were keen to make a great showing. Check out other articles that provide additional summaries on the results of the races staged May 27 and May 28 elsewhere on First Super Speedway
 
The article attached below is a nice "day after" perspective as it discusses the calm at the track as only a few laborers remained "setting things right." This probably was in reference to cleaning debris, tearing down tents or other such temporary structures and repairing points in the facilities that were damaged in some way by the crush of the crowds. The article also indicates that Speedway management was considering grandstand capacity due to the higher-than-expected number of spectators that attended.
 
An interesting point of the article is that drivers and team members were at the Speedway office in downtown Indianapolis to collect their cash prizes and trophies. Apparently not everyone was in a hurry to receive their earnings as the article reports that some did not come calling that day.
 
Starter Fred J. Wagner is noted as praising the Brickyard as a safe venue and as such would encourage an even larger array of entries for the upcoming July 4 Holiday race meet at the track. Wagner was scheduled to travel ot Worcester, Massachusetts (Dead Horse Hill Climb) to officiate at a hillclimb. Later his travel itinerary called for stops at Yale Field and Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania (Giant's Despair Hill Climb) for additional speed contests. Note in the attachment there is a sidebar article reporting that the National Motor Vehicle Company was sending its team of National 40 cars to Giant's Despair.
 
Barney Oldfield, Bob Burman, Louis Chevrolet are called out among the drivers resident outside Indianapolis who had left for home or their next adventure. The article notes that in two weeks the much anticipated air show featuring the Wright Brothers among others would be staged at the Speedway.

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