Clement Protests Race

An anguished Clement, his face coated with oil and dust, approached race referee Vanderbilt immediately after the race. Clement protested that he was unfairly delayed at the Hicksville and Hempstead Controls. In a late night meeting at their Garden City Hotel Headquarters the Vanderbilt Race Commission, led by Vanderbilt, denied the protest and declared Heath’s Panhard the winner. The Vanderbilt Cup was awarded to France.