Makes Strong Bid for Pole Post in Speed Classic, Daily Racing Form, 1953-05-13


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Makes Strong Bid for Pole Post in Speed Classic ♦ INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 12 UP.— Hard-luck driver Bill Vukovich will be one of the pilots to beat for the pole position when time trials for the 500-mile Indianapolis speedway auto race open Saturday. » The Fresno, Calif., driver reeled off one 4ap at better than 138 miles per hour Monday for the swiftest ride at the brick and asphalt oval since practice opened nearly two weeks ago. Vukovich was practically "in" as winner of the 500-lap grind last Memorial Day when, with only eight laps to go, he hit the wall after his steering mechanism failed.

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