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Elgin Road Race Collection Pre-WWII Racing Topics:  Ralph Mulford


The New York Times
April 10, 1911

Auto Race Pilot Will Compete for Road Championship.

Special to The New York Times.

CHICAGO, April 9.-Ralph Mulford, winner of the Elgin National trophy in the National stock chassis road championship of the Chicago Motor Club at Elgin last Summer, has announced formally his intention of defending his title to the road championship, and his is the first entry received by Chairman Charles E. Gregory of the Chicago Motor Club's Contest Board for the 1911 events, which will be run Aug. 25 and 26.

As yet the local organization has not had time to get out its entry blanks for the road championships, which prevented the formal filing of the nomination, but the entry has been made in good faith by C. A. Emise, manager of the Lozier racing team, who to-day wrote Chairman Gregory asking that Mulford and the Lozier be entered for the Elgin meet, and promising to fill out the blank as soon as one is sent him.

"I would appreciate it very much if the Chicago Motor Club would give Mulford No. 3," wrote Mr. Emise.  "That was the number he had when he won the Elgin National trophy last year, and it also was the number Tetzlaff carried when he won the Santa Monica road race in a Lozier, establishing a new American road record of 73.22 miles an hour."

The Chicago Motor Club is rapidly preparing for the road races.  The contract with the Elgin Automobile Road Race Association has been signed, and as soon as the weather clears work will be started to put the circuit in racing shape.  Application has been made to the American Automobile Association for the formal sanction, and in a few days the blanks will be issued.

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