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Jimmy Murphy Is Champion Auto Race Driver for 1922

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Jimmy Murphy Is Champion Auto Race Driver for 1922

The New York Times
December 7, 1922


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 6.—Jimmy Murphy of Los Angeles is the champion automobile race driver for 1922. His unofficial total is 3,480 points. Harry Hartz, also of Los Angeles, finished second, 1,502 points behind Murphy. Tommy Milton, champion last year, was third, Frank Elliott was fourth and Bennie Hill was fifth. Murphy won practically every big race during the year. He was first in the 500-mile race here, led the way at Uniontown, Pa., and again was the leader in the 250-mile grind at Los Angeles last Sunday.

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