New Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Sunday – September 14, 1952

 

Race Promoter – Verne Hamilton of Hutchinson, Kansas

Attendance – 15,000

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 25 Laps

Place 

Driver

From

Time

1

Mickey McCormick*

Hutchinson, Kansas

 9:51.0

2

Fred South

Salina, Kansas

 

3

Bill Mears****

Wichita, Kansas

 

  

 

 

Second Heat Race – 25 Laps

Place 

Driver

From

Time

Jim Roper**

Halstead, Kansas

10:01.0

2

Shorty Everetts

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

Red Taylor***

Salina, Kansas

 

  

 

 

Feature Race – 100 Laps

Place 

Driver

From

Time 

1

Mickey McCormick*

Hutchinson, Kansas

59:00.0 

2

Jim Roper**

Halstead, Kansas

 

3

Fred South

Salina, Kansas

 

 

  

 

 

Jim Roper at Left with Car Owner Millard Clothier

Clothier collection

 

 

 

 

* Willard Victor “Mickey” McCormick (1920-1999) is buried at Seymour, Indiana.

 

** Christian David “Jim” Roper (1916-2000) is buried in the Halstead Cemetery at Halstead, Kansas.

 

*** LeRoy Dudley “Red” Taylor (1915-1967) is buried in the Indian Hill Cemetery at Chapman, Kansas.

 

**** Bill Mears is the father of former Indy drivers Rick Mears and Roger Mears and the grandfather of NASCAR driver  Casey Mears.

 

 

 

 

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