David Beecroft, AAA Official - 1910

This image originally appeared in the May 22, 1910, Indianapolis Star as part of the build-up to the May 1910 race meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This was the Sunday edition of the paper just five days prior to the beginning of the meet and as such was packed with articles concerning the event in anticipation of subscribers spending more time with the paper over coffee on their day of rest. I lifted this image from the first page of a section devoted to previewing the May 1910 "national championships," a newly-announced distinction by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for select race meets.
I wanted to include this image because of the reference to AAA official David Beecroft. Beecroft was frequently mentioned in news reports about a variety of competitive motoring events usually in the capacity of technical regulations and/or inspection. Note, though, that in the link associated with his name in this paragraph another article documents that he was once editor of one of the top motor racing publications of the era, Motor Age.  Beecroft, who was based in Chicago, is seen here with a personality of greater historical significance - Ray Harroun at the wheel of his famous Marmon Wasp.
Other mentions of Beecroft on First Super Speedway are listed below. Since there is limited information on this man you will need to be patient and sift through the material to note any reference to him.

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