Bert Dingley Wins Trial in a Pope-Toledo

The winner of the American Elimination Trial was Bert Dingley in the 60-hp #2 Pope-Toledo. Dingley overtook Joe Tracy’s Locomobile on the last lap, averaging 56.5 mph and winning by 59 seconds. Despite an outcry from newspapers, automobile magazines, and manufacturers, the AAA Race Commission retained only the top two finishers and selected three also-rans to complete the team: a front-wheel drive Christie, a White Steamer, and another Pope-Toledo.