Live Fast, Die Young. The Short Life of Mile-A-Minute Lewis Strang

By Daniel T. Weaver

Lewis Putnam Strang, born on August 7, 1884 in Amsterdam, New York, won the first auto race ever held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 21, 1909. He also won the G&J Trophy, which was the feature race of that first event. Strang set a new speed record of 64.67 mph, and the Indianapolis News wrote, “The performance of Strang was the most spectacular of the two days of racing.” Continue reading “Live Fast, Die Young. The Short Life of Mile-A-Minute Lewis Strang”

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