Sport: Indianapolis Speed

The grandstands were hot. The 2½-mile brick speedway was baking. The audience of 160,000 sweltered. But around and around the track droned 33 little automobiles, each driven by a man cool of nerve and body, competitor in the annual 500-mile Memorial Day motor race at Indianapolis—longest, most racking of U. S. motor contests.

Twelve of the 33 finished. Ray Keech of Philadelphia won. His Simplex Piston Ring Special averaged 97.583 m. p. h. This was slow driving for Winner Keech, who in 1928 held the world's speed record by moving 207.55 m. p. h. at Daytona Beach, Fla. But it was not...

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