First Dodge City AAA 150-mile Auto Race, 1916
Russell "Bus" Armstrong, Winner
Hudson Super-Six, 71.86 MPH Average
Over 4,000 attend race
Letter from J.P. McCollum requesting race:
April 6, 1916
American Automobile Association, Att: Mr. Kennerdell.
We expect to hold our 3rd. annual international race July 4th, this year and there is great enthusiasm for an automobile race of some sort for July or some later date in July or August. We want to learn the rules, the cost of sanction, the other expenses, if any, connected with the official A.A.A. side of promoting and running the various classes of automobile races.
I refer you to Mr. Jno. L. Donovan, chairman of the Competition Committee of the F.A.M. at 811 Ashland Blk. Chicago, for information relative to the safety of the track, the quality of the dirt surface, our ability to handle a crowd, and our financial standing.
I might add that each year we steam roll the track and oil it, making it a nearly dustless surface.
Yours, J.P. McCollum, Dodge City