The race which measured 58.4 miles was entirely coated with an inch of ice due to a sleet storm the night before. Earl managed to finish the course which ran through woods, marshes, and ice covered rutted roads with a score of 976 points with his Harley-Davidson Model 165. Robinson and his wife, Dot, were Harley-Davidson dealers in Detroit and were both experienced riders who participated in many races and endurance runs. Dot Robinson was also co-founder of the women’s motorcycle club; The Motor Maids.
In the image Earl and Dot Robinson stand in front of a row of 1955 Harley-Davidson Big Twins outside of their Detroit, Michigan Dealership.