Speedway Helmet Race
The Speedway Helmet Race was an automobile race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, during each of the three race weekends of 1910 (the last year prior to the first Indianapolis 500). The trophy was a metal helmet, featuring the Speedway's "Wings and Wheel" logo, which the winner wore while defending his title in the next Speedway Helmet Race. The photo to the right is of auto racing star Johnny Aitken. He modeled the unique trophy in May 1910 just days before the first race in which it was the primary prize. He never won the award.
|Year||Date||Winning Driver||Car||Race Distance||Time of Race||Winning Speed|
|1910||May 27||Bob Burman||Buick||5||2||00:03:37.24||82.858 mph|
|July 1||Eddie Hearne||Benz||10||4||00:07:13.00||83.141 mph|
|Sept 3||Eddie Hearne||Benz||10||4||00:07:03.41||85.024 mph|