Oldfield's Car Breaks Down.
Topics: Indianapolis 500, Barney Oldfield
The New York Times
May 23, 1915
INDIANAPOLIS, May 22.—A broken connecting rod practically demolished the engine in Barney Oldfield's foreign racing car today, and experts said it could not be repaired in time for the 500-mile automobile race here May 29. Oldfield qualified his car yesterday in the speed trials. He will probably drive one of the other forty cars entered.
Twelve more cars made the required average of eighty miles an hour in the elimination trials today. The drivers who qualified are Earl Cooper, Bob Burman, Gil Anderson, Wilcoi, Mais, Grant, Klein, Babcock, J. Cooper, Donaldson, Ruckstell, and John De Palma.
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