Burman Goes for Speedway Records

This brief item on Bob Burman's record-breaking attempt at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, May 29, 1911 ran in the May 28, 1911 Indianapolis Star. This attempt was originally planned for the morning of the first Indianapolis 500, which ran the following day, Tuesday, May 30, 1911. Manufacturers thought this run by Burman in the German "Blitzen" Benz might overshadow any success they might have in the 500-mile race. Very brief item, but a good data point for historical researchers.

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