Ben Kerscher & Oldfield's Darracq

The attachment below contains an image which orginally appeared in the May 31, 1910 Indianapolis Star. It ran in support of the May 1910 race meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The May 1910 race meet weekend included "national championships," a newly-announced distinction by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for select race meets. Car manufacturers were keen to make a great showing. Check out other articles that provide additional summaries on the results of the races staged May 27 and May 28 elsewhere on First Super Speedway.
This image is of Ben Kerscher (his name is spelled differently so many times I am uncertain as to which way is correct) who drove for Barney Oldfield for a period of time in his barnstorming tours. Oldfield had acquired the car seen here, the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup - winning Darracq. Kerscher is mentioned for a stirring battle with Caleb Bragg during one of the May 30 races. Bragg won the contest.
Check out other references to this little-known driver elsewhere on First Super Speedway.

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