London Times On Track Racing

This is a small item published in the Indianapolis Star on February 7, 1909 reporting on English views on track racing as expressed in the London Times. Essentially the article expressed the view that road racing - racing on public roads - was "impossible" in England. The exception was the race on the Isle of Man where the conditions were described as so confined vehicles of moderate power were used. The Brooklands closed circuit track, a concrete, high-banked modified oval which was established in 1907, is noted as the safest course and was cited as an example of the way of the future. That proved to be an accurate prophecy.

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