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COOPER AUTO RACE VICTOR

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Pre-WWII Racing Topics:  Earl Cooper

COOPER AUTO RACE VICTOR

The New York Times
November 26, 1915

Slow Time Made In 100-Mile Contest at San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25.-Earl Cooper won the 100-mile dirt track automobile race at the Panama-Pacific Exposition today, making the distance in 1 hour 48 minutes and 37 seconds.  The prize was a $5,000 purse.

Barney Oldfield led until the ninety-eighth lap, when Cooper forged ahead to a victorius finish.

The racers finished in the following order:  Cooper, Oldfield, Cliff Durant, and Ted Tetzlaff.



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