George Heath Wins Averaging 52.2 MPH

One of the most noteworthy photographers of the early 20th Century, Russian immigrant Nathan Lazarnick captured the winning moment of the race. After six hours, 56 minutes, and 45 seconds, George Heath’s Panhard was the first car over the finish line, averaging 52.2 mph. Only one minute and 26 seconds behind in total time, the Clement-Bayard finished in second place. With the two leaders having completed the race, the crowds near the grandstand swarmed onto the course. Fearful for the lives of the spectators and drivers, the race was stopped. When the race was called, the American Pope-Toledo driven by Herb Lytle was in third place.