The Record Book1

Motorcycle Track Records for the Half-Mile Dirt Oval Racetrack at the

Cowley County Fairgrounds, Winfield, Kansas

 

  

1 Lap

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

October 15, 1909

7:20.001

A. C. Bland

Winfield, KS

 

 

October 16 1909

7:12.001

_____  Drury

 

 

 

April 9, 1933

   35.80

Lonnie L. Rose

Arkansas City, KS

 

Harley-Davidson

July 4, 1960

   29.59

Larry Palmgren

Denver, CO

28m

Harley-Davidson

May 12, 1963

   29.44

Mel Hurelbrink

San Jose, CA

49y

Harley-Davidson KR-750

Current Record

May 18, 1969

   26.69

Ken Pressgrove

Topeka, KS

94n

BSA

 

2 Laps

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

October 15, 1909

1:27.00

Pete Hickerson

Winfield, KS

 

 

May 6, 1911

1:12.00

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, KS

 

Twin Indian

Current Record

May 16, 1971

   59.19

Walt French

Bartlesville,OK

40m

BSA

 

3 Laps

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

May 20, 1962

1:34.57

Gary Nixon

Ft. Worth, TX

63

Triumph

May 17, 1964

1:33.38

Darrel Dovel

Waukagan, IL

45

Harley-Davidson

May 24, 1970

1:30.10

Cal Rayborn II

San Diego, CA

25

Harley-Davidson

Current Record

May 21, 1972

1:26.43

Charlie Seale

Lantana, FL

47

BSA

 

4 Laps

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

October 15, 1909

2:31.50

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, KS

 

 

October 15, 1909

2:17.00

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, KS

 

Current Record

May 16, 1971

1:55.35

Don Castro

Hollister, CA

5

Triumph

 

5 Laps

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

May 20, 1962

2:46.56

Roy Scott

Hutchinson, KS

55m

Matchless

May 20, 1962

2:39.79

Pat Barnhill

Stillwater, OK

45n

BSA

May 20, 1962

2:39.10

Gary Nixon

Ft. Worth, TX

63

Triumph

May 17, 1964

2:37.01

Eddie Bontrager

Hutchinson, KS

62m

Triumph

May 17, 1964

2:32.50

Everett Brashear

Dallas, TX

25

Harley-Davidson

Current Record

May 15, 1966

2:32.34

Fred Nix

Lawton, OK

95

Harley-Davidson

 

6 Laps

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

October 15, 1909

5:58.00

Ray Hockaday

Wichita, KS

 

 

October 16, 1909

5:01.00

Ray Hockaday

Wichita, KS

 

 

October 16, 1909

4:55.40

Pete Hickerson

Winfield, KS

 

 

May 6, 1911

3:46.00

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, KS

 

Twin Indian

April 9, 1933

3:44.40

Herb Ottaway

Wichita, KS

 

Indian 101 Scout 45

May 20, 1962

3:18.41

Roy Scott

Hutchinson, KS

55m

Matchless

May 20, 1962

3:15.52

Pat Barnhill

Stillwater, OK

45n

BSA

May 20, 1962

3:10.44

Gary Nixon

Ft. Worth, TX

63

Triumph

May 12, 1963

3:02.88

Darrel Dovel

Hutchinson, KS

45

Harley-Davidson

May 24, 1970

2:59.35

Cal Rayborn II

San Diego, CA

25

Harley-Davidson

May 16, 1971

2:53.95

Dave Rupe

Oklahoma City, OK

38m

Triumph

May 16, 1971

2:53.54

Don Castro

Hollister, CA

5

Triumph

Current Record

May 21, 1972

2:52.22

Neil Keen

St. Louis, MO

10

Yamaha

 

8 Laps

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

July 1, 1910

6:31.00

Pete Hickerson

Winfield, KS

 

 

May 17, 1964

4:20.58

John Agee

Springfield, MO

81k

BSA

May 17, 1964

4:06.07

Jim McMurren

Nestor, CA

11r

Harley-Davidson

May 17, 1964

4:02.46

Ted Davis

Ponca City, OK

90

BSA

Current Record

May 18, 1969

3:51.96

Sid Carlson

Seattle, WA

73

Harley-Davidson KR-750

 

10 Laps

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

October 15, 1909

7:55.00

Ray Hockaday

Wichita, KS

 

 

October 16, 1909

7:54.00

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, KS

 

 

May 6, 1911

6:35.80

Max Wilson

Topeka, KS

 

Harley-Davidson

May 12, 1963

5:33.56

Frank Oldham

Topeka, KS

43m

BSA

May 12, 1963

5:12.08

George Holter

Kansas City, MO

60k

Norton

May 12, 1963

5:00.00

Darrel Dovel

Hutchinson, KS

45

Harley-Davidson

May 24, 1970

4:52.81

Cal Rayborn II

San Diego, CA

25

Harley-Davidson

May 16, 1971

4:49.51

Dave Rupe

Oklahoma City, OK

38m

Triumph

Current Record

May 16, 1971

4:44.38

Don Castro

Hollister, CA

5

Triumph

 

11 Laps

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

May 21, 1972

4:59.53

Scott Erickson

Lewiston, MT

91q

Yamaha

May 21, 1972

4:50.90

Phil McDonald

Tulsa, OK

58n

Yamaha

May 21, 1972

4:45.23

Phil Darcy

Beaumont, TX

11n

Yamaha

Current Record

May 21, 1972

4:26.393

Ted Poovey

Garland, TX

42n

Triumph

 

12 Laps

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

May 21, 1967

Unknown2

John Jeffries

Yale, OK

141m

Bultaco

 

17 Laps

Date

  Time

  Rider

  Hometown

Plate #

  Make / Model

May 6, 1911

  12:03.80

  Max Wilson

  Topeka, KS

 

  Harley-Davidson

 

20 Laps

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

October 15, 1909

Unknown2

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, KS

 

 

July 4, 1912

14:08.50

Wells Bennett

Wichita, KS

 

Thor

Current Record

July 5, 1915

13:48.00

Frank Mansfield4

Arkansas City, KS

 

Indian

 

50 Laps

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

July 5, 1915

Unknown2

Frank Mansfield4

Arkansas City, KS

 

Indian

 

200 Laps

Date

Time

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

November 27, 1913

2 hours, 39.0 seconds

Lou Hoyt

Milan, KS

 

Harley-Davidson

 
 

 

 

1 Times have not been located for nearly all of the races run but these are the best records from the times currently known.

 

2 The time for this race is unknown but, since this was the first race run at this distance on this racetrack, it was a track record.

 

3 This is the time for this race as reported in the local newspaper but its accuracy is doubtful.

 

4 One source gives this riderís name as Paul Mansfield.

 

 

 

 

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