Motorcycle Races

Cowley County Fairgrounds

Winfield, Kansas

Thursday Afternoon, July 4, 1912

  

Race Promoters Martin Baden & Roy Nunn of Winfield, KS

 

 

 

Results:

 

OPEN - Time Trials 2 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Time

Make / Model

Purse

1

Max Wilson

Topeka, KS

1:25.00

Harley-Davidson

$20

2

Wells Bennett

Wichita, KS

1:33.00

Thor

$10

 

Ray Ellis

Arkansas City, KS

 

Moto-Racycle

 

 

Gene Spencer

Topeka, KS

 

Indian

 

 

Max Wilson

Topeka, KS

 

Harley-Davidson

 

 

Lloyd Stevens

Las Vegas, NM

 

Indian

 

 

 

 

OPEN - Heat 1 20 Laps Time: 14:50 5 Starters

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Wells Bennett

Wichita, KS

 

Thor

$20

2

Gene Spencer

Topeka, KS

 

Indian

$10

 

 

 

OPEN - Heat 2 20 Laps Time: 14:40 5 Starters

acyclePlace

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Wells Bennettt

Wichita, KS

 

Thor

$20

2

Max Wilson

Topeka, KS

 

Harley-Davidson

$10

 

 

 

OPEN - Heat 3 10 Laps Time: 7:23.00 5 Starters

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Wells Bennettt

Wichita, KS

 

Thor

2 - tie

George Spencer

Topeka, KS

 

Indian

2 - tie

Ray Ellis

Arkansas City, KS

 

Moto-Racycle

 

 

 

 

SINGLE CYLINDER STOCK - Heat 1 10 Laps Time: 7:08.50

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Wells Bennett

Wichita, KS

 

Thor

$20

2 - tie

Ray Ellis

Arkansas City, KS

 

Moto-Racycle

$  5

2 - tie

Lloyd Stevens

Las Vegas, NM

 

Indian

$  5

 

 

 

SINGLE CYLINDER STOCK- Final 20 Laps Time: 14:08.50

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Wells Bennett

Wichita, KS

 

Thor

$20

2

Lloyd Stevens

Las Vegas, NM

 

Indian

$10

 

 

Ralph Stillwell and Frank Mansfield, both of Arkansas City, Kansas, entered the races at Winfield on this date but they did not compete.

 

Source: July 5, 1912 issue of the Winfield Daily Courier

 

 

 

Wells Bennett, of Wichita, Kansas was the class of the field at Winfield, Kansas on July 4, 1912 although this picture of him was not taken at Winfield Dave Harrier collection

 

 

 

In Memory of:

William Wells Bennett

1891 - 1969

 

 

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