G & J Trophy Race

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The G & J Trophy Race was an automobile race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in each of the two years prior to the first Indianapolis 500. The trophy was sponsored by the G & J Tire Company.

Race results[edit]

Year Date Winning Driver Car Race Distance Time of Race Winning Speed Starting
Miles Laps
1909 Aug 20 United States Lewis Strang Buick 100 40 01:32:47.08 64.611 mph 6
1910 July 1 United States Billy Pearce [a] FAL 50 20 00:45:12.83 66.351 mph 11


[a] Billy Pearce was awarded the victory in the G & J Trophy race of July 1, 1910, after the original first and second place finishers (Bob Burman and Louis Chevrolet) were disqualified. The disqualifications took place a few weeks after the race was run, because Burman's and Chevrolet's Marquette-Buick cars did not meet the rules' definition of a "stock car." Burman's winning time would have been 0:40:03.08, for a speed of 74.904 mph.