Track Records*

For The Half-Mile Dirt Oval

Bo Stearns’ Track

That was located at

10343 North Broadway - Wichita, Kansas

During the 1930s

 

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

 

1 Lap

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 24, 1930

*

Matt Ward

Duncan, OK

Matt Ward

Duncan, OK

Model A Ford

Model A Ford

August 7, 1932

32.20

Ted Davis

Junction City, KS

Clarence C. Milliken

Junction City, KS

Milliken Special

Chevrolet

August 7, 1932

32.20 tie

Verne Ellis

Kansas City, MO

Verne Ellis

Kansas City, MO

Ellis Special

176 cu. in 4 cyl. Model-T Ford with a Schofield head

August 7, 1932

32.20 tie

Pat Cunningham

Otis, KS

Leonard Kerbs

Otis, KS

Kerbs Special

176 cu. in. 4 cyl. Model-T Ford modified by the Frontenac Motor Co.

August 13, 1933

29.68

Pat Cunningham

Otis, KS

Leonard Kerbs

Otis, KS

Kerbs Special

 

*Although the time is unknown, this was the first non-practice lap ever run on this race track so it had to have been a track record.  By all accounts though, the races were slow that night so it is assumed that the next timed lap was also a new track record.

 

3 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

August 7, 1932

1:48.80

M. Parkinson

 

 

 

Gilmore Special

 

 

5 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

Autust 7, 1932

2:44.00

Pat Cunningham

Otis, KS

Leonard Kerbs

Otis, KS

Kerbs Special

176 cu. in 4 cyl. Model-T Ford modified by the Frontenac Motor Co.

 

6 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 25, 1930

3:10.00

Pat Cunningham

St. Joseph, MO

 

 

Ford

176 cu. in 4 cyl. Model-T Ford with a Gallivan head

 

7 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

Autust 7, 1932

3:48.20

J. E. White

Herington, KS

J. E. White

Herington, KS

Ford

176 cu. in 4 cyl. Model-T Ford modified by the Frontenac Motor Co.

August 13, 1933

3:39.56

Pat Cunningham

Otis, KS

Leonard Kerbs

Otis, KS

Kerbs Special

 

 

10 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 24, 1930

*

Matt Ward

Duncan, OK

Matt Ward

Duncan, OK

Model A Ford

Model A Ford

July 25, 1930

5:11.80

Pat Cunningham

St. Joseph, MO

 

 

Ford

176 cu. in 4 cyl. Model-T Ford with a Gallivan head

*Although the time is unknown, this was the first race of this distance ever run on this race track so it had to have been a track record.  By all accounts though, the races were slow that night so it is assumed that the next race of this distance was also a new track record.

 

12 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 26, 1930

7:26.00

Matt Ward

Duncan, OK

Matt Ward

Duncan, OK

Model A Ford

Model A Ford

 

15 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 24, 1930

*

Matt Ward

Duncan, OK

Matt Ward

Duncan, OK

Model A Ford

Model A Ford

August 13, 1933

7:53.67

Pat Cunningham

Otis, KS

Leonard Kerbs

Otis, KS

Kerbs Special

 

*Although the time is unknown, this was the first race of this distance ever run on this race track so it had to have been a record.  By all accounts though, the races were slow that night so it is assumed that the next race of this distance was also a new track record.

 

20 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 24, 1930

*

Jimmy Arnold

Houston, TX

 

 

Chevrolet

6-cyl. Chevrolet

*Although the time is unknown, this was the first race of this distance ever run on this race track so it had to have been a record.  By all accounts though, the races were slow that night so it is assumed that the next race of this distance was also a new track record.

 

25 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 25, 1930

13.31.00

Lawrence Hughes

Beatrice, NE

 

 

Model A Ford

Model A. Ford

 

30 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 24, 1930

*

Lawrence Hughes

Beatrice, NE

Lawrence Hughes

Beatrice, NE

Chrysler 75

Chrysler 75

 *Although the time is unknown, this was the first race of this distance ever run on this race track so it had to have been a record.  By all accounts though, the races were slow that night so it is assumed that the next race of this distance was also a new track record.

 

100 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

October 17, 1937

1:03:20.0

L. A. Martin

Wichita, KS

L. A. Martin

Wichita, KS

1937 Ford coupe

V-8 Ford

 

200 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

October 17, 1937

2:15:0

Les Winget

Hutchinson, KS

Les Winget

Hutchinson, KS

1936 Plymouth

Plymouth

 

 

 

 

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