NEWS FROM THE U.S.A.
CALIFOR NIA ROAD RACE PLANNED FOR DECEMBER.
THE 1933 A.A.A. Championship season will be closed with a 100-mile road race in California, according to plans recently announced by Lou Moore, noted race driver, and Bill Pickens, publicity success of racing blicity agent. The sucss
of the recent Elgin road race revival in Illinois is said to be the reason for the revival of road racing in California, where prior to the war, racing of this type enjoyed a popularity unrivalled throughout America. Plans call for a 100 mile oren class race for strictly racing machines in the afternoon, with a 200 mile open stock-car event in the morning. Practically all the bigtime racing drivers of hirh rank in the have voiced a Championship standings ha
desire to participate in these events.
Lou Moore, who is only 70 Foints behind the retired Louie Meyer in the A.A.A. By our American Correspondent
ratings, was selected by Pickens to find a suitable course for the races. Moore has found an ideal spot for a course in Los Angeles, and plans are rapidly being formed for a fine road event in Lecember or January, closing the Championship season in auspicious fashion.
” Babe ” Stapp injured again. ” “
Egbert ” Babe ” Stapp, noted American p on the race star, was seriously injured in a ter rible crack-up Oakland, California, speedway on October 22nd, during the running of the 100-mile race for nonChampionship machines. Stapp was
taken to hospital where an examination revealed several fractured ribs, and a broken leg. Still conscious on arriving at hospital, Stapp dryly remarked to the physicians, ” Well, it looks like I’m in the ‘soup’ again.” It was his third serious wreck of the year.
Stapp had recently announced his retirement from the sport, but, unable to locate a capable driver at Oakland, decided at the last moment to drive his machine himself. The accident occurred on the 56th mile, and was caused by a tyre bursting. ‘1 he speeding Miller smashed into a guard rail, careered off and flipped Stapp’s body onto the track as it turned over.
The race was won by Al Gordon, Los Angeles driver, at 93.75 m.p.h., in a Gilmore Special. Kelly Petillo was second, and Melvin Kenealy, third.
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