1940 Emil Auerbach Trophy

Tortuga Wins Auerbach Race

Postponed from Memorial Day by a fresh northeaster, and with the course shifted so that it was all over inside waters near Atlantic City, N. J., instead of having eight miles in the open ocean, the "Judge" Emil Auerbach Memorial Trophy Race was won by the "225" Tortuga, owned by F. T. Vintschger, of Morristown, N. J., and driven by Arno Apel, of Ventnor City, N. J. Second by two-fifths of a second was Andy Crawford's "135" Ednandy II, from Washington, D.C. More than two minutes astern came Wild Goose II, another "225," owned and driven by Tom Glennon, of Westchester, Pa.

The course was about 25 miles in length and the race was run in a thick fog, with extremely poor visibility and dangerous driving conditions. This is the second time that Apel has won this contest, his previous victory having been in 1938 when he set a new course record in Lady Gen V.

(Reprinted from ?, July 1940)