Kalamazoo, MI Motorcycle and Auto Racing Accidents, Sept 1910

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MOTORCYCLIST BADLY HURT.

Isaac Adam's Machine Dashes Into Fence While Running Nearly Mile a Minute.

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 14.----Isaac Adams of Albion, while riding a motor cycle in a race here to-day, lost control of the machine and ran into a fence while going fifty miles an hour, and was probably fatally injured.

Almost immediately following this accident Fred W. Ellis of Battle Creek, who was driving a car in a twenty-five-mile race, ran into a fence when one of his tires blew up, broke down a tree after jumping over a ten-foot embankment, and escaped without injury. His machine was wrecked.

Barney Oldfield and Jack Towar were the other entries in this race. Oldfield lost a tire, giving Towar a lead which he maintained to the end.

The twenty-five miles was run in 27 minutes and 10 seconds by Towar.

Barney Oldfield established a new mile circular track record to-day for Michigan of 53 3-5 seconds.

The New York Times, New York, NY 15 Sept 1910