Director of Speedway Contests, Ernie Moross


Ernest "Ernie" Moross was the director of speedway contests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from its founding in 1909 to July 1910. His connection with racing dates back to the 1890's bicycle craze. Moross founded the Moross Amusement Company in the early 1900's and was particularly successful representing Barney Oldfield, America's first star auto racing driver. It was on the strength of this success that Speedway founder Carl Fisher called on Moross to help him and his partners launch America's first great speedway. There is not a tremendous amount of information known about Ernie, but I find him an interesting character and believe he merits more investigation. I took the time to develop a wikipedia entry on him. If you have more information or know where I could find it, I would love to hear from you.