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Stoddard-Dayton Machine Star of the Day–1,000 Machines Journey to Racetrack.

BEFORE one of the largest crowds ever gathered at a race meet on this coast, the members of the Olympic Club successfully held their automobile race meet at Tanforan track yesterday.  In the history of automobiling there has never been such a large gathering of motorists or those interested in automobile racing as were on hand when President Humphreys of the Olympic Club gave the signal for the start of the first event.  It was estimated [[?]] the club that over ten thousand people were present.  The 

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Santa Rosa Man First in Sensational Auto [[?Race]]
Forty-nine Mile Contest is Marked by Thrilling Incidents
Sheets Displays Great Nerve in Going Last Third With Tire Missing

[Special Dispatch to The Call]

SANTA ROSA, May 9.–With 12 speedy stock chassis struggling for supremacy in the 49 mile road race over the Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Geyserville and Dry Creek course, Ben Noonan of Santa Rosa, in his Stoddard-Dayton, carried off the honors this morning.  C. Ontank, in a Stevens-Duryea, finished second, Fred J. Wiseman in a Stoddard-Dayton third, Fay Sheets in an Acme fourth, Frank Murray in a Buick fifth, and E. B. Ely sixth.

Although some of the best drivers on the coast were competing in the race two Santa Rosa men succeeded in finishing

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[[caption]] Ben Noonan and His Stoddard-Dayton Motor Car Crossing the Finishing Line in the Road Race at [[?Santa]] Rosa Yesterday [[/caption]]

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Fred J. Wiseman returned from Sacramento on Saturday night.  He made a great record in auto racing at the State Fair, adding to his prior laurels.  Mr. Wiseman went to Sacramento to see Aviator Hamilton on business and was at the track when the aviator had his serious tumble for a distance of one hundred feet.  Hamilton escaped with some serious bruises.  He was feeling somewhat better on Saturday morning when Mr. Wiseman saw him

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[[caption]] Three practical and enthusiastic automobile owners and drivers [[?]] their own cars.  On the right is Ben Noonan, winner of the Santa Rosa road race in his Stoddard-Dayton;  center, Fernando Nelson who holds the round-trip San Francisco and Los Angeles record made in his White [[?stea]] car, and Fred Wiseman on the left.

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[[caption]] The Stoddard-Dayton, winner of the 25 mile race. [[/caption]]
winner–Won by Stoddard-Dayton, driven by Fred J. Wiseman.  Time, 29:44.  The other starters, including Stearns, two Whites, Commet and Autocar, did not finish.

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Santa Rosa Races
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[[caption]] A good start. [[/caption]]
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