500 miles Race, Indianapolis

500 miles Race, Indianapolis, May 30, 1931

This race which is held annually at the end of May, is the only one run off on the brick-surfaced at Indianapolis, U.S.A. The circuit is 2 1/2 miles round. and is paved with 3,500,000 special bricks. The course is very dangerous when wet, and this year's event was marred by rain which slowed the cars. The victor was Louis Schneider, an ex-traffic policeman, who took a Miller into first place at an average speed of 96.62 m.p.h. (the 1930 race was won at 100.44 m.p.h.) A Duesenberg machine was second, and another Miller third.