Zengle in Chadwick Racer

This image of the Chadwick team's star race driver, Len Zengle, was originally published in the August 18, 1909 Indianapolis Star. It was part of the coverage of the first auto races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The picture was taken during practice for the upcoming event weekend August 19, 1909. Zengle (note that his name is misspelled in the caption) established himself as one of the early contenders for the highest honors of the meet by setting fast time in the first practie session. He went on to win a 10 mile "free for all" race on the second day (August 20) of the meet. He was also a veteran of the 1912 Indianapolis 500.

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