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Barney Oldfield - Awards And Accomplishments

mph track mile record

1903 Indiana Fairgrounds one mile dirt track, first circular mile under 60 seconds in US :59.6
1903 Columbus, OH, five mile exhibition, :05:00.6
1904 World's Records made in Peerless Green Dragon II: 1 mi.:00:51.2 70 mph; 5 mi.:04:30.0 66.5 mph; 10 mi.:09:12.0 65.0 mph; 15 mi.:14:05.0 63.7 mph; 20 mi.:18:45.4 64 mph; 25 mi.:23:38.6 63.2 mph; 30 mi.:28:38.8 62.9 mph; 35 mi.:33:36.6 62.2 mph; 40 mi.:38:31.6 62.4 mph; 45 mi.:43:29.0 62.4 mph; 50 mi.:48:39.2 62 mph
1909 Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolis 2 1/2 mi.Macadam Motor Speedway (Inaugural)—1 mi.speed trial, :43.0, in a Benz
1910 Daytona-Ormond Beach, FL, 1 mi.straightaway record, :27.33, in a Blitzen Benz; 5 mi.straightaway record, in a Blitzen Benz
1912 Cleveland, OH, 2 mi.track, :1:35.8, in a Christie
1913 Bakersfield, CA, dirt track, 1 mile in :46.4, in a Christie
1916 Indianapolis, IN, Brickyard Record: first over 100mph at Indy, in a Christie
1917 St. Louis, Missouri, 1 mi.dirt track noncompetitive speed records: 1 mi.:00:45.00, 80 mph; 2 mi.:01:30.40, 79.5 mph; 3 mi.:02:17.60, 78.5 mph; 4 mi.:03:05.60, 77.5 mph; 5 mi.:03:53.60, 77.2 mph; 10 mi.:07:56.20, 75.5 mph; 15 mi.:12:00.80, 75.0; 20 mi.:15:52.20, 75.5 mph; 25 mi.:19:57.60, 75.4 mph; 25 mi.:19:57.60, 75.4 mph; 50 mi.:40:47.60, 73.5 mph
1990 Inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame
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