More Speedway Hype

This article is yet another from a special Sunday edition of the Indianapolis Star that touted the excitement of the upcoming first automobile races at the new Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The date was August 15, 1909.
The article lacks substance but illustrates the unrestrained, over-the-top support the Speedway had from its home city and the local newspapers. The track is declared the world's premier facility even though no auto races had been conducted on it up to that time. The previous week a motorcycle race meet proved to be a dangerous fiasco. The Speedway, as a permanent facility with unprecedented spectator line-of-sight for a long course, is judged to be far more spectacular than the road races such as the Vanderbilt Cup, the Cobe Trophy, Savannah, and Briarcliff.
Once again the Speedway is compared to Brooklands,  the concrete paved, closed circuit course in England that was constructed two years prior. The article effectively promotes the imminent race meet by underscoring the great names attracted to the races, both drivers, and manufacturers. Among the noted drivers mentioned are: Barney Oldfield, Johnny Aitken, Herb Lytle, Ralph Mulford, Charles Stutz, Al Dennison and William Bourque. The manufacturers mentioned as sure-fire excitement are Lozier, Stoddard-Dayton, Knox, Apperson, Fiat and Marmon.
Carl Fisher and the other founders of the Speedway are praised as "the most honored and loyal me in the the United States today."

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