$5k purse in 1926 was quite a sum of money. Nearly $150K today. If you are interested in recreation of a bit of automotive history, see the race flyer at the bottom and contact me.
More than forty years ago, I had the extreme pleasure to be a small part in an event something like this, for one weekend per year, for four years.
It was the most FUN I ever had in my life. Thank you Ed.