Harroun (1910)

This image of the legendary driver Ray Harroun is derived from a photo originally appearing in the May 26, 1910 Indianapolis Star. The photo ran in support of articles covering the National Circuit races held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 1910. It was at this meet the Nordyke & Marmon Company debuted their magnificent Marmon Wasp race car with Ray Harroun at the wheel. The combination proved beyond potent as Harroun dominated the feature event of the Memorial Day (or Decoration Day) weekend: the Wheeler-Schebler Trophy.
Harroun, who was destined to win the first Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, was enjoying a great deal of success at the time. The previous month he had been dominant at the inaugural race meet of America's first auto racing board track speedway, Playa Del Rey, driving Marmon stock cars. The previous year, in 1909, he enjoyed several successes at venues such as New Orleans, Long Island (Wheatley Hills Sweepstakes) and Atlanta.
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