W. W. Needham
The next event was a hot race. It was a one-half mile safety scratch with nine starters. A special gold medal worth $25 was offered by the Electric Railway Company if the record was broken and it was broken by three riders. W. W. Needham of the Garden City Wheelmen came in first in 1 min. 15 4-5 sec, beating the record by 3 seconds. L. S. Upson of Sacramento was second, also beating the time in 1 min. 17 4-5 sec. Al Alcayaga of Oriental Cycling Club also beat the record, coming in third.
W. W. Needham, prominent in San Jose cycling for many years, is now located in this city with the Olympic Club.