Strang, Christie Battle Cold, Set Records

This is an excellent collection of articles covering the second and final day of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1909 time trials. Lewis Strang set a new five mile mark and J. Walter Christie blew away the old quarter mile record. Some good images are included - not high quality, but interesting. Strang's big Fiat and Christie's front-wheel drive "freak" Christie racer were the most powerful machines entered in the event. They were the only two drivers to return to the track on the second day of the event due to freezing weather.

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