1909 SPEEDWAY STATISTICS
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SPEED RECORDS BROKEN THIS DAY
Distance
5 miles
10 miles
20 miles
30 miles
40 miles
50 miles
60 miles
70 miles
80 miles
90 miles
100 miles
Amateur Class - 301-450 cubic inch engines

Time

Winner
Race
Distance
10 miles
301-450 cubic inch engines

Time

Winner
Race
Distance
10 miles
281-300 cubic inch engines

Time

Winner
Race
Distance
5 miles
161-230 cubic inch engines

Time

Winner

Car

Car

Car

Car
DAY 1 - FRIDAY
May 27, 1910
First Event
1-mile Time Trials
Begins at 1 p.m.
CAR
DRIVER
TIME
Second Event
Five Miles - 2 Laps
Engine Class: under 160 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 1,100 lbs
Third Event
Five Miles - 2 Laps
Engine Class: 161 to 230 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 1,400 lbs
Fourth Event
Ten Miles -  4 Laps
Engine Class: 231 to 300 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 1,700 lbs

Class B, division 3
Fifth Event
Five Miles -  2 Laps
Engine Class: 301 to 450 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 2,000 lbs
Sixth Event
Ten Miles- 4 Laps
Engine Class: 451 to 600 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 2,300 lbs
Seventh Event
Five Miles - 2 Laps
Handicap
Eighth Event
Five Miles - 2 Laps
Private Owners' (aka Millionaire Race)
Nineth Event
Five Miles - 2 Laps
Free-for-all Open
Tenth Event
100 MIles - 20 Laps
Prest-o-Lite Trophy
Engine Class: 301-450 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 2,000 lbs

$1000 trophy
Some Other Drivers Present, But Not Mentioned
On This Page:
RACE SCHEDULE & RESULTS
CARS REJECTED
DAY 2 - SATURDAY
May 28, 1910
1-mile Time Trials
One car at a time
CAR
DRIVER
TIME
Seventh Event
Ten Miles
Class D Free-for-all
Sixth Event
10 Miles
Amateurs
Third Event
Ten Miles - 4 Laps
Engine Class: 301 to 450 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 2,000 lbs

Class B, division 4
Fourth Event
Five Miles - 2 Laps
Engine Class: 451 to 600 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 2,300 lbs
Fifth Event
Ten Miles -  4 Laps
Free-for-all Handicap
Eighth & Main Event
200 MIles - 80 Laps
Wheeler-Schebler Trophy
Engine Class: 301-450 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 2,000 lbs

$10,000 trophy + $1,000 cash
RACE SCHEDULE & RESULTS
,000 in attendance
,000 in attendance
First Event
Hazard Race
Drivers go up and over "wooden mountains" - two
in front of the grand stand and two in front of the
bleachers, then race once around the track.  
All cars used were Overland test cars.
DAY 3 - MONDAY
May 30, 1910
Eighth Event
5 Miles
Engine Class: 301 to 450 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 2,000 lbs
Eleventh Event
Ten Miles
Engine Class: 301 to 450 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 2,000 lbs
Seventh Event
Five Miles
Engine Class: 451 to 600 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 2,300 lbs
Third Event
Ten Miles - 4 Laps
Engine Class: 161 to 230 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 1,400 lbs
Fourth Event
Engine Class: 231 to 300 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 1,700 lbs
Sixth Event
Ten Miles -  4 Laps
Engine Class: 231 to 300 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 1,700 lbs
RACE SCHEDULE & RESULTS
,00 in attendance
Before Fifth Event
Barney Oldfield Record Runs
"forty" means it is a four-cylinder
"Sixty" means it is a six cylinder


Stock Cars, Class B, Division 4
Began at 1 p.m.


Stock Cars, Class B, Division 3


Stock Cars, Class B, Division 2

Stock Cars, Class B, Division 3

Stock Cars, Class B, Division 5

Stock Cars, Class B, Division 4
Before Thirteenth Event
Barney Oldfield Record Runs
Second Event
John A. Wilson Trophy
Thirteenth Event
Fifty Miles - 10 Laps
Remy Grand Brassard Trophy Cup
Engine Class: 231 to 300 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 1,700 lbs
Fifth Event
Ten Miles
Free-for-all Open
Nineth Event
Five Miles
Free-for-all Handicap

Cars Class D - Open to all cars


Cars Class D - open to all cars


Stock Chassis
$150 Trophy awarded to stock touring car that first
makes a full mile in one minute or less under regular
touring conditions and carrying four passengers.

Stock Cars, Class E
Twelthe Event
10 Miles
Engine Class: 450 to 600 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 2,300

Stock Cars, Class B, Division 5
10 U.S. SPEED RECORDS

Attendance was larger than at any race ever before,
estimated at 60,000. (100,000 for all 3 days.)
First Event
Ten Miles
Class D Free-for-all
Tenth Event
10 Miles
Engine Class: 450 to 600 c.i.
Minimum Weight: 2,300



Stock Cars, Class B, Division 5
Distance
5 miles
25 miles
30 miles
40 miles
50 miles
Time
Driver
Car
Engine Catagory: 231 to 300 c.i.
Distance
10 miles
Time
Driver
Car
Engine Catagory: 161 to 230 c.i.
Distance
10 miles
Time
Driver
Car
Engine Catagory: 301 to 450 c.i.
Distance
5 miles
Time
Driver
Car
Engine Catagory: 451 to 600 c.i.
Distance
1 kilometer
1 mile
Time
Driver
Car
Engine Catagory: 200 horse power
1909 August Races
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Pre-Indy 500 Races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was completed in 1909.

In the two years before the first Indy 500 in 1911,
multiple shorter races were held at the historic track.  

Information about those races can be found on these pages.
In 1909, automobile racing was new, as was the auto itself; motorcycles and airplanes as well.  As auto racing was developing
during this decade, there arose three main types of racing.  One was racing on large oval tracks like Indianapolis, Los Angeles
and Atlanta.  Another was road racing, like the Vanderbilt Cup.  Thirdly, races over long distance, for testing the reliability of the
auto.  As you can see, all of these forms of racing still exist today.  However most road racing and endurance racing these days
are held on speciaty-built race tracks instead of public roads - though not all!
Under Construction!