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Milwaukee Course Fast.

Pre-WWII Racing

Milwaukee Course Fast.

Fred J. Wagner
The New York Times
September 30, 1912

Racing Cars Will Start Practice for Races To-day.

Special to The New York Times.

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 29.-Upon arriving in Milwaukee this afternoon the first thing I did was to visit the race course in Wauwatosa, and was highly elated at finding the course in such fine condition.  When we heard just before leaving New York that rain had fallen Monday, we feared that the surface of the road might be softened and rutted, but this was not the case, the rain helping to pack down the loose dirt and make the surface harder.  The turns, which were so rough and soft from the downpour of ten days ago, have been entirely rebuilt with crushed rock and tar binded and rolled down like adamant.  There is still some oiling to be done to sections which will stand heavier doses, and this will be done to-morrow afternoon.  On the whole, the outlook for a great meet is brighter than before the originally scheduled dates.  The enthusiasm in Milwaukee is much keener than two weeks ago.

Practice for both light and heavy cars will take place to-morrow from 11 A. M. to 1 P. M.-a period for each class.  The course is at least ten miles an hour faster than it was a week ago.

Bergdoll and De Palma were out in their cars this afternoon, but were not permitted on the course.  They tried out their cars on other roads, making fast time.

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