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Danny Oakes and his Midget Racer at the Bonneville Salt Flats, 1948

Description: Driver Danny Oakes sits behind the wheel of his #8 Balch Offy-powered Midget as it rests near the Bonneville Salt Flats, where he would set a U.S.A. midget record, racing through a mile at 139.8 miles per hour.
Origin: 1948
Contributor(s): Funding provided by an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant, administered by the Indiana State Library
Collection: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Collection
Copyright: Copyright Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Copyright permissions granted for non-commercial use by Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Subjects: Oakes, Danny, 1911-2007
Automobiles, Racing -- Speed records -- Utah -- Bonneville Salt Flats
Automobile racing -- Utah -- Bonneville Salt Flats
Automobiles, Racing
Automobile racing drivers

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