Brickyard Washed in Gasoline

This attachment has an article from the May 30, 1910 Indianapolis Sun which was the final day 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. There was no racing on the Sabbath, May 29.
This article is another documentation of the Speedway management's early days policy of cleaning the brick running surface from oil and grease by washing it with gasoline. After applying the gasoline they would rinse the Brickyard with water. What is described as "a broad, oil-soaked path" reportedly left by the Saturday, May 28 Wheeler-Schebler Trophy 200-mile race was judged a hazard.

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