• Short Summary

    A record 22 drivers made the grade in speed trials before 100,000 spectators this weekend (May 13/14) the field now numbers 27, leaving six places to be filled before the big 500 Mile Race on May 30.

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    A record 22 drivers made the grade in speed trials before 100,000 spectators this weekend (May 13/14) the field now numbers 27, leaving six places to be filled before the big 500 Mile Race on May 30. The final qualifying sessions are set for next weekend, 20/21rst May.

    Eddie Sachs of Center Valley, Penna., who won the No. 1 post in the starting line up with a speed of 147.481 mph. received $5,000 for that feat. Jack Brabham, world champion, gained fifth row. There were several spins in practice and during the early qualifying runs. Russ Congdon had a few unhappy moments with the ex Novi during practice, the transmission froze while he was on the back stretch........he is looking for another car.

    Tragedy struck on Friday last, 12th, when Tony Bettenhausen was killed during practice.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1CFYB9BF5C1XWLJVA4T5D78F
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CFYB9BF5C1XWLJVA4T5D78F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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