Track Records*

For The Half-Mile Dirt Oval Racetrack At The

Cowley County Fairgrounds

Winfield, Kansas

 

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

 

1 Lap1

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

May 13, 1915

35.0

Sig Haugdahl

Albert Lea, MN

Sig Haugdahl

Albert Lea, MN

Mercer Raceabout

298 cu. In. 4 cyl. T- Head Mercer

July 28, 1928

33.4

Rea Bray

Hutchinson, KS

 

 

Frontenac

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

October 13, 1928

32.4

Wendell Sparling

Winfield, KS

Wendell Sparling

Winfield, KS

Superior Special

359 cu. in. 4 cyl. Hisso (½ of a 718.88 cu. in. V-8 Hispano-Suiza aircraft engine)

August 1, 1931

29.8

Rea Bray

Hutchinson, KS

Russell D. Hill

Arkansas City, KS

Frontenac

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

Current One-Lap Track Record

August 1, 1931

28.6

Tex West

Dallas, TX

Murray Earl

Hutchinson, KS

Frontenac

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

1No time trials were held for races run on this racetrack after September 1, 1958 as starting positions were determined by random draw.

 

3 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

October 13, 1928

1:52.0

Tom Holden

Denver, CO

Tom Holden

Denver, CO

Chrysler 70

201 cu. in. in-line 6 cyl. Chrysler

Current Three-Lap Track Record

May 30, 1956

1:29.5

Orval Beckel

Wichita, KS

Kenny Neely

Wichita, KS

1932 Hudson sedan

308 cu. in. Hudson Hornet in-line 6 cyl.

 

 

4 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owners

Owners From

Car

Engine

July 4, 1912

2:08.0

W. W. Brown

Kansas City, MO

W. W. Brown

Ben Brown

James Cox

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MO

1912 Buick Model 35

165 cu. in. 4 cyl. Buick

Current Four-Lap Track Record

July 25, 1971

2:01.6

Mike Smith

Bartlesville, OK

Harold A. Todd

Bartlesville, OK

Chevy II

small block Chevrolet V-8

 

 

5 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 28, 1928

2:49.4

Mack McAnally

Winfield, KS

Wendell Sparling

Winfield, KS

Superior Special

359 cu. in. 4 cyl. Hisso (½ of a 718.88 cu. in. V-8 Hispano-Suiza aircraft engine)

 

 

6 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 30, 1927

3:53.6

Harley Wells

Miami, OK

Harley Wells

Miami, OK

Frontenac

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

October 9, 1928

3:38.0

Tom Holden

Denver, CO

Tom Holden

Denver, CO

Chrylser 70

201 cu. in. in-line 6 cyl. Chrysler

October 9, 1928

3:27.0

Russell D. Hill

Arkansas City, KS

Russell D. Hill

Arkansas City, KS

Frontenac

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

October 13, 1928

3:25.5

Ralph Chrysler

Omaha, NE

 

 

Ford

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

October 13, 1928

3:16.5

Ira McIntire

Arkansas City, KS

Joe Hutchinson

Arkansas City, KS

Ford

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

Current Six-Lap Track Record

August 1, 1931

2:59.4

Tex West

Dallas, TX

Murray Earl

Hutchinson, KS

Frontenac

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

 

 

7 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 28, 1934

3:21.4

Ben Musick2

Dallas, TX

Chelsie E. Johnson

Lincoln, NE

Ford

214 cu. in. 4 cyl. Ford with a McDowell head

2Ben Musick raced under the name “Bill Morris” at Winfield and a number of other Midwest racetracks.

 

8 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 28, 1928

4:43.8

Mack McAnally

Winfield, KS

Wendell Sparling

Winfield, KS

Superior Special

359 cu. in. 4 cyl. Hisso (½ of a 718.88 cu. in. V-8 Hispano-Suiza aircraft engine)

July 28, 1928

4:38.6

James F. Pickens

Arkansas City, KS

Joe Hutchinson

Arkansas City, KS

Ford Special

176 cu. in. 4 cyl. Model-T Ford

October 13, 1928

4:25.4

Wendell Sparling

Winfield, KS

Wendell Sparling

Winfield, KS

Superior Special

359 cu. in. 4 cyl. Hisso (½ of a 718.88 cu. in. V-8 Hispano-Suiza aircraft engine)

July 27, 1929

4:20.0

Art Hutchins

Tulsa, OK

Art Hutchins

Tulsa, OK

Laurel Special

176 cu. in. 4 cyl. Model-T Ford with a over head cam Laurel head

Current Eight-Lap Track Record

July 25, 1971

4:06.4

Mike Smith

Bartlesville, OK

Harold A. Todd

Bartlesville, OK

Chevy II

small block Chevrolet V-8

 

 

9 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 27, 1935

12:25.6

Carl Mayfield

Oklahoma City, OK

 Carl Mayfield

Oklahoma City, OK

Mayfield Special

 

 

 

10 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 30, 1927

6:03.4

Charles Lebsack

Wichita, KS

Leonard E. Kerbs

Otis, KS

Frontenac

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

October 9, 1928

5:38.0

James F. Pickens

Arkansas City, KS

Leonard E. Kerbs

Otis, KS

Frontenac

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

May 30, 1951

5:14.0

Ira Woodward

Wichita, KS

Glen H. Martin

Wichita, KS

1934 Ford Sedan

239 cu. in. Ford flathead V-8

Current Ten-Lap Track Record

July 25, 1971

5:09.6

Ralph Henderson

Mulvane, KS

Ralph Henderson

Mulvane, KS

1957 Chevrolet

283 cu. in. Chevrolet V-8 bored out .060 to 292 cu. in.

 

 

12 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 28, 1928

8:15.4

James F. Pickens

Arkansas City, KS

Joe Hutchinson

Arkansas City, KS

Ford Special

176 cu. in. 4 cyl. Model-T Ford

Current Twelve-Lap Track Record

July 5, 1954

6:30.4

Frank Lies

Wichita, KS

Kenny Riffel

Herington, KS

1932 Ford Coupe

239 cu. in. Ford flathead V-8

 

 

15 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 30, 1927

7:12.43

Ralph Palmer

San Antonio, TX

 

 

Sunbeam Special

 

3Tex West, of Dallas, TX won a 15-lap main event on this racetrack on July 27, 1935 driving his own 214 cu. in. 4 cyl. Model-A Ford powered big car with a Riley head.   The Winfield Daily Courier reported his time for that race as being 4:43.0 but, as that would have required an average of 18.9 seconds per lap and an average speed of 95.25 m.p.h. on the flat half-mile dirt track so the accuracy of that report is doubtful.

 

 

20 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 4, 1912

14:08.54

Glenn Breed

Winfield, KS

Glenn Breed

Winfield, KS

1910 Buick Model 17

318 cu. in. 4 cyl. T- Head Buick

4A story in the Arkansas City Daily Traveler says this time was 12:08.0.

 

 

40 Laps

Date

Time

Driver

Driver From

Owner

Owner From

Car

Engine

July 4, 1913

29:14

Sig Haugdahl

Albert Lea, MN

Sig Haugdahl

Albert Lea, MN

Mercer Raceabout

298 cu. In. 4 cyl. T- Head Mercer

 

 

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