This ad appeared on page 8 of the July 19, 1918 issue of the Belleville Telescope and Freeman newspaper.  The picture was probably staged and taken at the Republic County Fairgrounds.  The driver of car #3 is probably Rex L. Kent of Concordia, Kansas who both promoted these races and competed in them in a Studebaker.  The driver of #24, at right, is Johnny Mais in his Mercer.