The Known Performance Record of Peaches Campbell’s O’day Offy

An incomplete record

 

 

Peaches Campbell purchased the Riverside Offy from John Stanfield and changed its name back to the O’Day Offy.

The webmaster has attempted to incorporate the paint schemes of the O’Day Offy into this web page.  The car was painted black with a red #1 in 1941 and was still painted those colors at least into the 1960s.

 

 

 

 

 

This photo was taken at the end of the pace lap for the first heat race of the day run on September 14, 1947 at Hutchinson, Kansas.  Emory Collins is seen here starting on the pole in his red #7 Riverside Offy with Deb Snyder on the outside of the front row in his red and white #3 Snyder Offy.  Rabbit Musick is on the inside of the second row driving Peaches Campbell’s red and white #2 Campbell Offy and Red Hodges is on the outside of the second row driving Peaches Campbell’s black #1 O’Day Offy.  Bill Anderson is starting on the inside of the third row driving Murray Earl’s yellow #27 D. O. Dreyer and Harry King is on the outside of the third row driving the gold #24 Shellenberger Hal – Swart collection

 

 

 

 

1946

Date

Driver

Owner

Mechanic

Car Name

Car#

Engine

Venue

Known Results

Purse

Sanction

3/31

Joie Chitwood

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

318 Offy?

Lakewood Speedway

Atlanta, GA

2nd in time trials

2nd in heat 1

2nd in match race with Ted Horn

3rd in feature

$262.50

A.A.A.

?/?

Clarence Merritt

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

 

 

 

 

 

5/26

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

Springfield, MO

1st in time trials

DNF heat 1

1st in dash

1st in feature

$285.00

I.M.C.A.

6/2

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

Mower County Fairgrounds

Austin, MN

1st in time trials

1st in heat 1

1st in dash

1st in feature

$315.00

I.M.C.A.

6/9

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

State Fair Park

West Allis, WI

3rd in time trials

2nd in heat 1

1st in feature

$550.00 

I.M.C.A.

?/?

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

State Fair Park

West Allis, WI

2nd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

7/4

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Lincoln, NE

2nd in time trials

2nd in heat 1

1st in match race1

2nd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

7/21

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

State Fair Park

West Allis, WI

2nd in time trials

1st in heat 1

2nd in feature

$500.00

I.M.C.A.

7/31

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1B2

310 Offy

Eastern Illinois Fairgrounds

Danville, IL

2nd in time trials

2nd in heat 1

2nd in feature

$120.00

I.M.C.A.

8/4

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

Eastern Illinois Fairgrounds

Danville, IL

2nd in time trials

1st in heat 1

2nd in feature

$100.00

I.M.C.A.

8/11

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

All-Iowa Centennial Fair

Cedar Rapids, IA

2nd in time trials

2nd in heat 1

2nd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

8/12

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

All-Iowa Centennial Fair

Cedar Rapids, IA

2nd in time trials

2nd in heat 1

1st in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

8/16

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

All-Iowa Centennial Fair

Cedar Rapids, IA

2nd in heat 1

2nd in dash

2nd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

8/22

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

State Fair Park

West Allis, WI

2nd in heat 1

2nd in heat 2

2nd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

8/25

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

State Fair Park

West Allis, WI

1st in heat 1

 

I.M.C.A.

9/2

Ben Musick

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

310 Offy

Cerro Gordo Co. Fairgrounds

Mason City, IA

1st in heat 1

DNF in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

 

 

1947

Date

Driver

Owner

Mechanic

Car Name

Car#

Engine

Venue

Known Results

Purse

Sanction

4/19

Walt Ader

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

7

220 Offy

Atlantic Rural Exposition

Richmond, VA 

 

 

A.A.A.

6/22

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

Fond du Lac Co. Fairgrounds

Fond du Lac, WI

2nd in time trials

2nd in heat 1

3rd in dash

2nd in feature

$165.00

I.M.C.A.

6/29

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1B3

220 Offy

Aurora Downs

Chicago, IL

7th in time trials

2nd in heat 1

3rd in feature

$92.00

I.M.C.A.

7/4

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1B3

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, IA

3rd in time trials

2nd in heat 1

4th in dash

8th in feature

$80.00

I.M.C.A.

7/6

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

Jungle Park

Rockville, IN

1st in feature

 

C.S.R.A.

9/12

Red Hodges

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

B1

220 Offy

Mid-America Fairgrounds

Topeka, KS

3rd in time trials

2nd in heat 3

4th in feature

$70.00

I.M.C.A.

9/14

Red Hodges

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

6th in time trials

4th in heat 1

1st in heat 2

3rd in feature

 $135.00

I.M.C.A.

9/16

Red Hodges

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

5th in heat 1

2nd in heat 2

1st in pursuit

6th in feature

$185.00

I.M.C.A.

9/18

Red Hodges

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

5th in heat 1

2nd in heat 2

DNF in feature

$25.00

I.M.C.A.

9/19

Red Hodges

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

6th in time trials

6th in heat 1

1st in heat 2

1st in match race4

2nd in feature

$75.00 

R.C.A. 6

9/22

Red Hodges

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Oklahoma City, OK

2nd in time trials

1st in heat 2

2nd in match race5

2nd in feature

$130.00

R.C.A. 6

9/26

Red Hodges

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Oklahoma City, OK

1st in heat 2

2nd in match race5

4th in feature

$100.00

R.C.A. 6

10/5

Red Hodges

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Muskogee, OK

6th in time trials

 

 

R.C.A. 6

 

 

1948

Date

Driver

Owner

Mechanic

Car Name

Car#

Engine

Venue

Known Results

Purse

Sanction

?/?

Buster Warke

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

 

 

 

A.A.A.

5/30

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, IA

3rd in time trials

2nd in heat 1

3rd in feature

$46.00 

R.C.A. 6

5/30

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, IA

2nd in heat 1

4th in dash

3rd in feature

$365.00

I.M.C.A.

7/4

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

Hawkeye Downs

Cedar Rapids, IA

3rd in heat 1

4th in feature

$125.00

I.M.C.A.

7/5

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, IA

7th in time trials

3rd in heat 1

6th in feature

$20.00

R.C.A. 6

7/18

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fair Park

West Allis, WI

 

 

I.M.C.A.

9/4

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

Cerro Gordo Co. Fairgrounds

Mason City, IA

2nd in match race5

 

I.M.C.A.

9/5

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

Minnesota State Speedway

St. Paul, MN

8th in time trials

DNF in heat 1

1st in heat 4

1st in pursuit

7th in feature

$150.00

I.M.C.A.

9/23

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

6th in time trials

6th in feature

$20.00

I.M.C.A.

9/24

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

5th in heat

2nd in consolation

4th in feature

$95.00

I.M.C.A.

 

 

1949

Date

Driver

Owner

Mechanic

Car Name

Car#

Engine

Venue

Known Results

Purse

Sanction

5/29

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

Hawkeye Downs

Cedar Rapids, OH

3rd in heat 1

3rd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

9/17

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

Clay Co. Fairgrounds

Spencer, IA

 

 

I.M.C.A.

9/18

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

5th in time trials

3rd in heat 1

3rd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

9/20

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

 

 

I.M.C.A.

9/22

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

3rd in heat 1

5th in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

9/23

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

7th in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

 

 

1950

Date

Driver

Owner

Mechanic

Car Name

Car#

Engine

Venue

Known Results

Purse

Sanction

5/30

Tommy Vardeman

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

3rd in heat 1

1st in pursuit

4th in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

6/4

Bill Hooper

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

Sioux Falls Fairgrounds

Sioux Falls, SD

 

 

I.M.C.A.

8/13

Tommy Vardeman

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

Rice County Fairgrounds

Faribault, MN

1st in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

8/17

Tommy Vardeman

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds

Escanaba, MI

1st in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

8/19

Tommy Vardeman

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Off

Jackson County Fairgrounds

Jackson, MN

1st in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

9/19

Tommy Vardeman

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

2nd in heat 1

 

 

I.M.C.A.

9/21

Tommy Vardeman

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

5th in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

 

 

1951

Date

Driver

Owner

Mechanic

Car Name

Car#

Engine

Venue

Known Results

Purse

Sanction

5/27

Tommy Vardeman

Peaches Campbell

Peaches Campbell

O’Day Offy

1

220 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

7th in time trials

2nd in heat 2

 

I.M.C.A.

 

 

 

 

Frank Baldauf purchased the #1 O’Day Offy from Peaches Campbell early in 1953 and the car became the Baldauf Offy.

 

 

 

 

To view an incomplete performance record of

Hank O’Day’s

O’Day Offy

To view an incomplete performance record of

John Sloan and Gus Schrader’s Riverside Offy

To view an incomplete performance record of

Frank Baldauf’s

Baldauf Offy

To view an incomplete list of Drivers and Owners, Point Standings, and Track Records of this car

To return to the primary O’Day Offy webpage

 

 

 

 

Footnotes:

1.

Does not show up in published race results of this date.

 

 

2.

Both the O’Day Offy driven by Ben Musick and a car driven by Harry Robtoy showed up at Danville, Illinois with cars that each carried #1.  For that one day, officials changed the number on Robtoy’s car to #1W since his car was white and they changed the number on the O’Day Offy to #1B since it was black.

 

 

3.

Both the O’Day Offy driven by Bill Hooper and a car driven by George Lynch showed up at this race with cars that each carried #1.  Officials changed the number on Lynch’s car to #1W since his car was white and they changed the number on the O’Day Offy to #1B since it was black.

 

 

4.

Red Hodges defeated Rabbit Musick who was driving a Peaches Campbell Offy #2.

 

 

5.

Rabbit Musick, driving a Peaches Campbell Offy #2, defeated Red Hodges in the O’Day Offy #1

 

 

6.

The Racing Corporation of America (R.C.A.) was a subsidiary of I.M.C.A. and sanctioned what were called “B” races.  Less prize money was posted for these “B” races which were usually skipped by the top I.M.C.A. competitors.  Local drivers were encouraged to compete in these events on temporary permits.  That was attractive since they would not have to compete against the top teams.  “B” races usually did not draw very large crowds though.

 

 

 

Sources:

Books:

America’s Speedways Past and Present Third Edition by Allan E. Brown, 2003

Dirt Track Legends, a History of Sprint Car Racing at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Vol. 1 1907-1949 by Lee O’Brien

Dirt Track Legends, a History of Sprint Car Racing at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Vol. 2 1950-1985 by Lee O’Brien, Graphic Publishing Co. Inc., Lake Mills, IA:

 1986

                                Show Biz Auto Racing, IMCA Big Cars 1915-1977 by Buzz Rose, Ben Franklin Press: 2001

 

             

            Microfilm:

International Motor Contest Association records on microfilm 1946-1948