Oldfield Falls Short in Arizona

This very brief item can at best be described as a sketch. It was published in the February 1, 1909 Indianapolis Star and focuses on a dirt track meet featuring Barney Oldfield. The headline is misleading in that it says, "Oldfield Meets Defeat." The article is about a handicap race where Oldfield gave a relatively unknown local driver by the name of Will Calahan a headstart. While Oldfield closed on him he did not quite make the pass at the finish. Calahan drove a Speedwell stock car and Oldfield was reportedly in a purpose-built racer but it is not identified.

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