The Known Performance Record of the Riverside Offy

An incomplete record

 

 

John Sloan and Gus Schrader purchased the O’Day Offy from Hank O’Day and it became the Riverside Offy. 

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

1941

Date

Driver

Owner

Mechanic

Car Name

Car#

Engine

Venue

Known Results

Purse

Sanction

8/3

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

Scott County Fairgrounds

Davenport, IA

3rd in time trials

3rd in heat 1

3rd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

8/16

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Springfield, IL

3rd in time trials

3rd in heat 1

3rd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

8/17

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Sedalia, MO

3rd in time trials

3rd in heat 1

2nd in feature

 

I.M.C.A

8/21

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

Wapello County Fairgrounds

Eldon, IA

DNF in heat 3

 

I.M.C.A.

8/22

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, IA

4th in time trials

4th in heat 1

1st in heat 2

4th in feature

$120.00

I.M.C.A.

8/23

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

Minnesota State Speedway

St. Paul, MN

3rd in time trials

3rd in heat 1

1st in dash

3rd in feature

$235.00

I.M.C.A.

8/24

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, IA

4th in time trials

2nd in heat 2

3rd in feature

$190.00

I.M.C.A.

8/27

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

Minnesota State Speedway

St. Paul, MN

2nd in heat 1

2nd in feature

$272.50

I.M.C.A.

8/28

Ben Musick

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, IA

3rd in time trials

2nd in heat 2

 

I.M.C.A.

8/29

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl. 

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, IA

4th in time trials

2nd in heat 2

3rd in feature

$180.00

I.M.C.A.

8/30

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

Minnesota State Speedway

St. Paul, MN

2nd in heat 1

DNF in dash

3rd in feature

$195.00

I.M.C.A.

8/31

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

Minnesota State Speedway

St. Paul, MN

2nd in heat 1

3rd in feature

$227.50

I.M.C.A.

9/3

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

Webster City Fairgrounds

Webster City, IA

2nd in time trials

1st in heat

3rd in dash

2nd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

9/6

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

DuQuoin, IL

1st in heat

4th in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

9/7

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

Springfield, MO

3rd in time trials

2nd in heat 2

3rd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

9/11

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

Mid-America Fairgrounds

Topeka, KS

17th in time trials

2nd in heat 3

4th in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

9/19

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl. 

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, KS

2nd in time trials

1st in heat 2

2ed in helmet dash

1st in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

9/24

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Oklahoma City, OK

4th in time trials

2nd in dash

 

I.M.C.A.

9/27

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Oklahoma City, OK

2nd in heat 1

2nd in dash

3rd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

9/28

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Muskogee, OK

2ne in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

10/2

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl. 

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Birmingham, AL

2nd in heat 1

1st in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

10/4

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl. 

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Birmingham, AL

2nd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

10/12

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

High Point Motor Speedway

High Point, NC

4th in time trials

2nd in heat 2

DNF in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

10/18

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

Mid-South Fairgrounds

Memphis, TN

DNF in time trials

 

I.M.C.A.

10/19

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.

1

310 Offy

State Fair Speedway

Shreveport, LA

2nd in heat 2

3rd in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

10/22

Ben Musick

John Sloan &

Gus Schrader

 

Riverside Spl.  

1

310 Offy

State Fair Speedway

Shreveport, LA

3rd in semi-final

 

I.M.C.A.

 

 

1942

Date

Driver

Owner

Mechanic

Car Name

Car#

Engine

Venue

Known Results

Purse

Sanction

2/?

Ben Musick

John Sloan

 

Riverside Spl.  

1

310 Offy

Plant Field

Tampa, FL

1st in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

5/10

Joie Chitwood

John Sloan

 

Riverside Spl.  

1

310 Offy

Langhorne Speedway

Langhorne, PA

3nd in time trials

5th in heat 11

 

C.S.R.A.

5/30

Joie Chitwood

John Sloan

 

Riverside Spl.  

1

310 Offy

State Fair Park

West Allis, WI

1st in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

5/31

Joie Chitwood

John Sloan

 

Riverside Spl.  

1

310 Offy

Cape Girardeau Fairgrounds

Cape Girardeau, MO

1st in time trials

1st in heat 1

1st in feature

 

I.M.C.A.

6/?

Joie Chitwood

John Sloan

 

Riverside Spl.  

1

310 Offy

Scott County Fairgrounds

Davenport, IA

1st in feature

 

C.S.R.A.

6/21

Joie Chitwood

John Sloan

 

Riverside Spl

1

310 Offy

Des Moines Co. Fairgrounds

Burlington, IA

1st in time trials

1st in feature

I

I.M.C.A.

6/28

Joie Chitwood

John Sloan

 

Riverside Spl.  

1

310 Offy

Batavia Fairgrounds

Batavia, NY

1st in time trials

3rd in heat 1

1st in feature

 

C.S.R.A.

?/?

Joie Chitwood

John Sloan

 

Riverside Spl.  

1

310 Offy

Flemington Fairgrounds

Flemington, NJ

Unknown

 

C.S.R.A.

7/4

Joie Chitwood

John Sloan

 

Riverside Spl.  

1

310 Offy

State Fairgrounds

Birmingham, AL

1st in time trials

2nd in match race

1st in feature

 

C.S.R.A.

7/12

Joie Chitwood

John Sloan

 

Riverside Spl.  

1

310 Offy

Eastern Illinois Fairgrounds

Danville, IL

Races canceled

during time trials

 

I.M.C.A.

 

 

 

 

Sometime during World War II, John Stanfield of Dallas, Texas acquired the Riverside Offy from John Sloan and then sold the car to Peaches Campbell.  Campbell then changed the car’s name back to the O’Day Offy.  It is unknown if Stanfield actually owned the car or if he just acted as a broker in the transaction.

 

 

 

 

To view an incomplete performance record of

Hank O’Day’s

O’Day Offy

To view an incomplete performance record of

Peaches Campbell’s

O’Day 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.

The car used 5 quarts of oil in this 10-lap heat race so Joie Chitwood did not start the feature.

 

 

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

The Rim Riders, the World’s Fastest Racing Circuit by Buzz Rose, Ben Franklin Press: 2002

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

 

 

Microfilm:

International Motor Contest Association records on microfilm 1941-1942