Single Cylinder Motorcycle Races

Cowley County Fairgrounds, Winfield, Kansas

Thursday, July 4, 1913

 

Sponsored by the Winfield Commercial Club

 

 

 

ENTRIES

Rider

Hometown

Make / Model

Roy Rinehart 1

Arkansas City, KS

Indian

Frank Mansfield 2

Arkansas City, KS

Indian 

Pete Hickerson

Winfield, KS

Indian

Max Wilson 3

Wichita, KS

Harley – Davidson

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, KS

 

H. Stephens

Omaha, NE

 

Ray Ellis

Arkansas City, KS

 

 

 

HEAT 1  – 4 motorcycles – 10 Laps – Time: 7:28.00

Place

Rider

Hometown

Make / Model

1

Roy Rinehart 1

Arkansas City, KS

Indian

2

Frank Mansfield 2

Arkansas City, KS

Indian 

3

Pete Hickerson

Winfield, KS

Indian 

4

Max Wilson 3

Wichita, KS

Harley – Davidson

 

 

HEAT 2 – 4 motorcycles – 10 Laps – Time: 7:30.00

Place

Rider

Hometown

Make / Model

1

Roy Rinehart 1

Arkansas City, KS

Indian 

2

Frank Mansfield 2

Arkansas City, KS

Indian 

3

Pete Hickerson

Winfield, KS

Indian

4

Max Wilson 3

Wichita, KS

Harley – Davidson

 

 

FINAL – 4 motorcycles – 10 Laps – Time:  16:10.00

Place

Rider

Hometown

Make / Model

1

Roy Rinehart 1

Arkansas City, KS

Indian 

2

Pete Hickerson

Winfield, KS

Indian

3

Frank Mansfield 2

Arkansas City, KS

Indian 

4

Max Wilson 3

Wichita, KS

Harley – Davidson

 

Source:  July 5, 1913 issues of the Winfield Daily Courier and the Winfield Daily Free Press

 

 

 

1 Raymond Roy Rinehart, born in 1885 at Arkansas City, Kansas, was one of the few men to race both motorcycles and cars on the half-mile race track at Winfield.  He moved to Blackwell, Oklahoma in 1933 and passed away there in 1968.  Roy’s body is interred in the Riverview Mausoleum in Riverview Cemetery on the north edge of Arkansas City, Kansas.

 

2 Frank L. Mansfield (1887-1970) clipped the outside fence twice in the final race falling from his motorcycle both times.  Both times, he remounted and managed to finish the race although far behind the first two competitors.  Frank is buried in Riverview Cemetery on the north edge of Arkansas City, Kansas.

 

3 After a slow start, Maximus L. “Max” Wilson passed leader Rinehart on the fifth lap of the second heat race but he only held the position for a quarter of a lap before suffering a blown engine which forced him out of the race.  After working on his engine, Max lined up for the final race but he soon dropped out of that race, again with engine trouble.  Max was a regular competitor in the races at Winfield, Kansas before World War I.  After the war, he built miniature live steam powered locomotives before selling that business to fellow motorcycle racer Herb Ottaway.  Max is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.

to see a photograph from the Bill Jackson collection of one of the miniature live steam locomotives built by Max Wilson in 1931.

 

 

 

Max Wilson on his Harley-Davidson

Photos from the Bill Jackson collection

 

 

 

  

In Memory of:

Raymond Roy Rinehart

1885 - 1968

Maximus L. “Max” Wilson

1883 - 1934

 

Frank L. Mansfield

1887 - 1970

 

Pete Hickerson

1888 - 1975

 

 

 

 

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