Automobile & Motorcycle Races

On a Half-mile Racetrack at the New

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Wednesday, October 12, 1910

 

 

Race manager:  Earl Sapp

Race sponsor – Hutchinson Automobile Club (HCA)

Track condition – “new and soft but good”

Attendance – 10,000

Total number of entries – Estimates varied from 25 to 40

 

 

 

Glenn M. Breed 

 1881 – 1960

Christine (Horey) Logan collection 

 

 

 

Incomplete List of Entries - Automobiles

 

Driver

From

Automobile

Car Owner

 From

 

Glenn M. Breed

Bushton, Kansas

Buick Model 16

Bushton Auto Co.

Bushton, Kansas

 

Glenn M. Breed

Bushton, Kansas

Buick Model 10

L. E. Hall

Bushton, Kansas

 

William A. “Will” Burke

Hutchinson, Kansas

Hudson 20

Hutchinson Motor Co.

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Carl E. Evans

Wichita, Kansas

Auburn 40

Carl E. Evans

Wichita, Kansas

 

D. A. Little*

Columbus, Ohio

 

D. A. Little*

Columbus, Ohio

 

C. C. Stanfield

Larned, Kansas

Jackson 40

W. E. Mallory

Kansas City, Missouri

 

C. W. “Will” Swain

Wichita, Kansas

Buick Model 18

Frank Garrety

Wichita, Kansas

 

C. W. “Will” Swain

Wichita, Kansas

Stearns 60

Frank Garrety

Wichita, Kansas

 

George C. Wiles

Hutchinson, Kansas

E. M. F. 30

Eaton-Wiles Automobile Co.

Hutchinson, Kansas

   

 

 

Match Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Automobile

Car Owner

Time

1

Glenn M. Breed

Bushton, Kansas

Buick Model 16

Bushton Auto Co.

6:29.0

2

Carl E. Evans

Wichita, Kansas

Auburn 40

Carl E. Evans

 

 

 

 

Stock Automobiles Valued up to $1,000 – 10 Laps – Total Purse: $200

Place

Driver

From

Automobile

Car Owner

Time

1

Glenn M. Breed

Bushton, Kansas

Buick Model 10

L. E. Hall

7:16.25

2

George C. Wiles

Hutchinson, Kansas

E. M. F. 30

Eaton-Wiles Automobile Co.

 

3

C. W. “Will” Swain

Wichita, Kansas

Buick Model 18

Frank Garrety

 

 

William A “Will” Burke

Hutchinson, Kansas

Hudson 20

Hutchinson Motor Co.

DNF

            Burke dropped out on the 7th lap when the car’s fan “came loose and cut up his radiator.”  The race between Wiles and Breed was exciting with Wiles leading on the straightaways and Breed “using almost recklessly daring sliding” in the turns to regain the front spot.

 

 

 

Stock Automobiles Valued up to $1,500 – 20 Laps – Total Purse: $250

Place

Driver

From

Automobile

Car Owner

Time

1

C. W. “Will” Swain

Wichita, Kansas

Buick Model 18

Frank Garrety

14:09.5

2

George C. Wiles

Hutchinson, Kansas

E. M. F. 30

Eaton-Wiles Automobile Co.

 

3

William A. “Will” Burke

Hutchinson, Kansas

Hudson 20

Hutchinson Motor Co.

 

4

Glenn M. Breed

Bushton, Kansas

Buick Model 10

L. E. Hall

 

            Swain pulled away to a comfortable lead and was never headed.  Wiles and Burke put on a spirited raced for second including coming by the grandstand on the 11th lap “radiator and radiator”.  Wiles pulled away on the 16th lap but Burke fought back until he almost upset his Hudson on the north turn.  Wiles received an ovation from the crowd for winning the exciting race.  Burke, “just a youth employed at the Hutchinson Motor Co., did some plucky driving and made some spectacular turns but found that Wiles was too much for him”.

 

 

 

Free-for-All for Stock Automobiles with no Value Restrictions – 20 Laps – Total Purse: $500

Place

Driver

From

Automobile

Car Owner

Time

1

Glenn M. Breed

Bushton, Kansas

Buick Model 16

Bushton Auto Co.

13:45.5

2

William A. “Will” Burke

Hutchinson, Kansas

Hudson 20

Hutchinson Motor Co.

 

3

C. W. “Will” Swain

Wichita, Kansas

Buick Model 18

Frank Garrety

 

 

C. C. Stanfield

Larned, Kansas

Jackson 40

W. E. Mallory

DNF

                Breed took the lead at the start and finished well ahead of second place having made “almost a perfect run”.  Stanfield had second place cinched and had a good chance at winning when he blew a tire on the back stretch “throwing his machine into the fence.”  Thirty yards of fencing and one heavy post were torn down.  Stanfield was not injured and his car was not damaged except for the tire.  He cleaned up the debris himself so that the race would not be delayed.

                Right after this race, the Hudson 20 driven by Burke was purchased by M. D. Anderson of Stafford, Kansas.

 

 

 

Motorcycle

Free-For-All – 10 Laps

Place

Rider

From

Motorcycle

Time

1

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, Kansas

Indian single

6:42.5

2

Max Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

Harley-Davidson single

 

3

Paul Warner

Ellsworth, Kansas

Indian twin

 

4

Fred Felle (or Selle)

Great Bend, Kansas

Thor twin

 

DNS

Earl Wilbur

 

 

 

The twins were required to give the singles a 1/8 mile head-start – a deficit they were unable to overcome.

 

 

 

Motorcycle

Free-For-All – 20 Laps

Place

Rider

From

Motorcycle

Time

1

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, Kansas

Indian single

12:28.5

2

Max Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

Harley-Davidson single

 

3

Paul Warner

Ellsworth, Kansas

Indian twin

 

4

Fred Felle (or Selle)

Great Bend, Kansas

Thor twin

 

DNS

Earl Wilbur

 

 

 

The twins were required to give the singles a ¼  mile head-start – a deficit they were unable to overcome.

Warner dropped out on the twelfth lap with mechanical trouble.

Felle (or Selle) fell of at beginning start and did not rejoin the race.

 

 

 

By all accounts, the day of racing was a success.  The crowd was the largest to witness an automobile race in the state and there were no injuries.

 

 

 

Race Officials

Referee

-

Earl Sapp

Hutchinson, Kansas

Starter

-

George Gilmore

St. John, Kansas

Judge

-

Dr. G. V. McBeth

Hutchinson, Kansas

Judge

-

W. G. Barr

Stafford, Kansas

Judge

-

L. A. Sammons

Kansas City, Missouri

Timer

-

J. C. Kinney

Nickerson, Kansas

Timer

-

Arthur Peterson

Hutchinson, Kansas

Score Keeper

-

Harry Williams

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

* D. A. Little of Columbus, Ohio was cited for speeding on a Hutchinson city street the night before while practicing for the races.

 

 

 

 

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