The advertisement at right, which appeared in the Winfield Daily Courier in 1951, announced the return of stock car racing to the Winfield racetrack in what was to be the only two day automobile racing program in the history of the track.
     Thrills abounded in the second afternoon's stock car races at the fairgrounds Friday afternoon.  Two accidents of serious nature occuried.  In the first, three cars were involved and one driven by Bud Webster of Winfield was dumped on its side.  In the second semi-final, in the last round, Hugh Shea of Wichita lost control of his car when a right front tire went flat.  He headed off the track at the north curve, hit a tree, and was rushed to a hospital.
     His first remarks pertained to his accident.  Had he hit the tree?  Witnesses reported that had he missed the tree, he would have piled into a number of cars and crowds of people.  In the accident, Shea suffered minor injuries to the nose, mouth, and one leg.  But, by 6 p.m., he was back at the fairgrounds to get his check.

MANY THRILLS
     Every race had its thrills.  Cars made complete turn-arounds on curves, went off the course and over the land only to return to the course and, in one instance, to end in winning places.
Second Day of the Show:

From page 8 of the
Winfield Daily Courier
Saturday, September, 1, 1951:
Thrills at Fair
Auto Races

Final Events Held on Track Here Friday Afternoon
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SOME OF THE DRIVERS WHO PARTICIPATED THAT DAY
HAVE HARD LUCK
    Bud Webster, Frank Lies, and Hugh Shea were about the "Hardest" hard luck drivers for the afternoon.  Webster, whose car turned turtle on the north curve in Thursday's race, was pushed around Friday and landed on the driver's side.  No injuries.  Lies and Shea both had flats and lost their top spots.  Webster, Joe Collins, and Claude Ash are Winfielders and Shea formerly lived here, leaving about ten years ago.

LUTKIE HIGH

     In the two-day races, Bud Webster, Charlie Lutkie, Frank Lies, and Bill Mears each placed first in three events.  Lies and Lutkie were trophy race winners and, Friday afternoon, were presented with these awards.  For total money won, Lutkie was high with three first and a second for highest single day placings and money.
     Winfield's Bud Webster, who is a frequent top money winner in Wichita Cejay races, was top winner for Friday with three first and a fourth.  Shorty (Bill) Nelson was fourth high for two days with a second, two fourths, and a sixth placing.

RACE RESULTS:
                         CHARLIE LUTKIE
Note:  Charlie Lutkie was actually declared the over all winner by virtue of his winning the A Feature on Thursday and placing second in the A Feature on Friday.
Frank Lies
    The photograph at right was taken from the grandstands of the Cowley County Fairgrounds, Winfield, Kansas, just before the start of time trials.  This photo was published on page 12 of the May 27, 1953 issue of the Winfield Daily Courier with the following caption:
     "Stock cars will again line up on the fairgrounds track when the Lions Club sponsors the Memorial Day races here Saturday.  Time trials will start at 1:30 p.m. and the races at 2 p.m.  Among the many drivers from over this section who will take part are Joe Collins and Bud Webster, Winfield car owners and drivers, both of whom are top money winners at Wichita, Oklahoma City, Newton, and Enid races."
DRIVER'S MEETING
The #22 car, shown here first in line for time trials, was owned by Bud Webster but it is unclear if Bud was driving it on this day, or if Joe Collins was the driver.  Click your mouse on the photo at right to view a larger version of it.
First Heat:
Frank Lies
Carl Simpson
Charlie Lutkie
Joe Collins

Third Heat:
Bud Webster
Hugh Shea
George "G.A." Pearson
Dick Haudek

B Feature:
Bud Webster
Bill Nelson
Joe Collins
George "G.A." Pearson
Hugh Shea
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Second Semi-Final:
Bud Webster
Shorty Jones
Claude Ash
Buddy Quick
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Second Heat:
Shorty Jones
Claude Ash
Buddy Quick
Bill Nelson

Trophy Dash:
Frank Lies
Shorty Jones
Claude Ash
Carl Simpson

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Bud Webster
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Buddy Quick
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