Motorcycle Races

Cowley County Fairgrounds

Winfield, Kansas

Friday    October 15, 1909

Attendance: 2,000

 

The program consisted of automobile races, motorcycles races, and bicycle races.

 

 

 

Results of the Motorcycle races:

 

 

 

 Time Trials

Place

Rider

Hometown

Motorcycle

Laps

Time

1

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, Kansas

Indian

4

2:31.50

This event was originally to have been a challenge race between the automobiles and the motorcycles but the automobile owners declined the challenge so each automobile was given a chance to run by itself against the clock instead.  Only two automobiles participated and only the time turned in by Dr. Lemuel B. Kimball has been located to date, but his was the quickest time for the distance of the two automobiles participating.  Ray Weishaar then ran the same distance on his Indian motorcycle against the clock and turned in a time of 2:31.5 so he was presented with the $100 purse for running the fastest 4-laps of the day.  The identity of the other automobile driver that participated in this event, has yet to be learned.

 

 

The Slow Race 1 Lap

Place

Rider

Hometown

Motorcycle

Laps

Time

1

A. C. Bland

Winfield, Kansas

Excelsior

1

7:20.00

 

 

 

Race Open Only to Residents of Winfield or Arkansas City, Kansas Purse: $15

Place

Rider

Hometown

Motorcycle

Laps

Time

1

Pete Hickerson

Winfield, Kansas

Thor

2

1:27.00

 

 

 

Race Open Only to Residents of Winfield or Arkansas City, Kansas Purse: $15

Place

Rider

Hometown

Motorcycle

Laps

Time

1

Pete Hickerson

Winfield, Kansas

Thor

4

3:16.00

 

 

 

Twin Cylinder Australian Pursuit

Place

Rider

Hometown

Motorcycle

Laps

Time

1

Ray Hockaday

Wichita, Kansas

Reading Special

13

9:40.00

 

 

 

Novelty Race

Place

Rider

Hometown

Motorcycle

Laps

Time

1

Ray Hockaday

Wichita, Kansas

Reading Special

6

5:58.00

 

 

 

Single Cylinder Race

Place

Rider

Hometown

Motorcycle

Laps

Time

1

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, Kansas

Indian

4

2:17.00

 

 

 

 

Single Cylinder Race

Place

Rider

Hometown

Motorcycle

Laps

Time

1

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, Kansas

Indian

6

4:32.00

 

 

 

Twin Cylinder Race

Place

Rider

Hometown

Motorcycle

Laps

Time

1

Ray Hockaday

Wichita, Kansas

Reading Special

6

 

 

 

 

Single Cylinder Race

Place

Rider

Hometown

Motorcycle

Laps

Time

1

Ray Hockaday

Wichita, KS

Reading Special

10

7:55.00

 

 

 

Twin Cylinder Race

Place

Rider

Hometown

Motorcycle

Laps

Time

1

Ray Hockaday

Wichita, KS

Reading Special

10

7:39.00

 

 

 

Final

Place

Rider

Hometown

Motorcycle

Laps

Time

1

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, Kansas

Indian

20

13:27.00

 The purse for this final race consisted of a $50 gold watch to the winner.

 

 

 

 

 

Race Officials

Manager James A. Whitty of Chicago, Illinois

Judge John Parman of Arkansas City, Kansas

Judge Wilmer H. Billings of Arkansas City, Kansas

Time Keeper W. N. Harris of Arkansas City, Kansas

 

 

 

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