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, Kansas

1:25.00

Harley-Davidson

$20

2

Wells Bennett

Wichita, Kansas

1:33.00

Thor

$10

 

Ray Ellis

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

Moto-Racycle

 

 

Gene Spencer

Topeka, Kansas

 

Indian

 

 

Max Wilson

Topeka, Kansas

 

Harley-Davidson

 

 

Lloyd Stevens

Las Vegas, New Mexico

 

Indian

 

 

 

 

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

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Wells Bennett

Wichita, Kansas

 

Thor

$20

2

Gene Spencer

Topeka, Kansas

 

Indian

$10

 

 

 

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

acyclePlace

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Wells Bennettt

Wichita, Kansas

 

Thor

$20

2

Max Wilson

Topeka, Kansas

 

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, Kansas

 

Thor

2 - tie

George Spencer

Topeka, Kansas

 

Indian

2 - tie

Ray Ellis

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

Moto-Racycle

 

 

 

 

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

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Wells Bennett

Wichita, Kansas

 

Thor

$20

2 - tie

Ray Ellis

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

Moto-Racycle

$  5

2 - tie

Lloyd Stevens

Las Vegas, New Mexico

 

Indian

$  5

 

 

 

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

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Wells Bennett

Wichita, Kansas

 

Thor

$20

2

Lloyd Stevens

Las Vegas, New Mexico

 

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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