This March 1935 Legion Ascot newspaper clipping shows that race drivers will do anything to win a “Helmet Dash” especially if your car has a number 1 on it. On the right is 1934 Pacific Coast AAA Champion Rex Mays in Paul Weirick’s Gilmore Special getting psyched out by Harris Insinger in the number 12 Russ Granant Special. We don’t know the outcome of this “Feud” mentioned in the copy below the shot but we’ve seen a press shot of the two hamming it up about the same time. Later that year on September 8 in the same car Harris tangled with Al Gordon at Oakland and didn’t live to talk about it. Mays met his reaper at Del Mar in ’49 after tangling with the inside railing and getting tossed out of the car and being run over. Racing on dirt wasn't an easy life.