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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 12, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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Before a crowd of 60,000 specta
tors, Dario Resta drove his Peugeot
98.67 miles per hour, broke the pre
vious record for a 300-mile race and
copped first money in Chicago's sec
ond international automobile race at
the Speedway bowl.
The race was ojie of the most ex
citing every witnessed in America.
From start to finish there was much
question as to who the winner would
be. 'Early in the run Rickenbacher,
who was loaned Ralph Mulford's
Peugeot after the latter refused to
drive on Sunday, threatened to leave
both Resta and De Palma in the
background. He tore around the big
circle in daring style and was in thS
lead at he end of the third lap. Then
both Resta and Rickenbacher drew
into the pits, Resta to take on gas,
water and a tire. Rickenbacher sent
a groan through the stands when it
was announced that his car had
sprung a broken valve, putting him
out for good.
At this time DePalma, who had
been to the pit once, was a full lap
behind. While Resta took on his gas,
water and tire in his only stop, Ralph
picked up the lap and stood auout
even with Resta. From then on the
lead switched back and forth until
three laps from the finish. Then the
hoodoo got DePalma and he was
forced to make his second pit stop,
handing the race to Resta.
There was no lack of sportsman
ship when the whole affair was over.
The winner went up to DePalma and
they had a hearty handshake. De
Palma just shook his head and
By no means did the two leaders
furnish the only thrills in the battle
against time. Christiaens in his
Sunbeam and Vail in his Hudson
made fight for third place, the former
finally winning out
From fifth place on to tenth there
were no close runs,
One of the most exciting periods
of the race came when, arter Galvin
in his Sunbeam had copped sixth
money, threw a tire just off the home
stretch and was forced to jump out
of his car. Frank Kroll, his mecha
nician, also leaped clear and both es
caped uninjured. The car swerved
about and finally rolled down to the
edge of the track.
DePalma had the crowd wild when
he worked himself out of a clever
trap. It was toward the finish of the
race. He was welded in between
three cars and looked lost. Resta
was out in front and picked up con
siderable distance. However, with
two daring turns DePalma cut in
front of O'Donnell and Christieans
and picked up the lost distance.
The first ten to cross the line and
their time and money were as fol
lows: Car and driver Time. Prize.
Peugeot, Resta.. ..3:02:31.65 $13,000
Merc'des.DePalma 3:04:25.17 6,500
Sunbeam? Chris'ns.3:07:55.4 3,000
Hudson, Vail 3:09:16.4 1,500
Duesen'g, O'Don'11.3:09:43.03 1,300
Suilbeam, Galvin.. .3:10:23.44 1,200
Duesenb'g.D'AIene 3:15:55.7 1,100
Hudson,McCarthy 3:17:49.12 900
Burman, Gable . . .3:18:26.15 800
Crawford, Lewis ..3:23:17.21 700
Duesenb'g.Buzane 3:27:29.3
The rate of speed in miles per hour
of those who finished the race was
as follows: Resta, 98.61; DePalma,
97.6; Christiaens, . 95.8; Vail, 95;
O'Donnell, 94.8; Galvin, 94.5:
D'Alene, 91.8; McCarthy, 91; Gable,
90.7; Lewis, 88.5; Buzane, 87.7.
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Philadelphia. $200,000 sent from
this city yesterday by cable to Berlin
by committee in charge of bazaar for
benefit of orphans and widows and
Red Cross of central powers of
Plainfield, Ind. George Crow kill
ed, Clarence Crow probably fatally
injured. Auto in which brothers
weer riding struck by Pennsylvania
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