Sprint Car Races on the

Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Sunday – June 15, 1952

 

 

Sanctioned by – International Motor Contest Association (I.M.C.A.)

Starter / Flagman – Gene Ziemet

 

Attendance – 2,500

Track Condition – “slick”

                                                                                                                          

                        

Bill Mumford

Larry Sullivan photo

Deb Snyder

Larry Sullivan photo

 

 

 

 

  

Time Trials

Place

Driver

From

Time 

  1

Deb Snyder

Kent, Ohio

25.35

  2

Pete Folse

Tampa, Florida

27.92

  3

Leon DeRock

Mason City, Iowa

28.20

  4

Vince LeMay

Ft. Wayne, Indiana

28.25

  5

Tommy Adelman

Minneapolis, Minnesota

29.12

  6

Clair Cotter

Austin, Minnesota

29.22

  7

Louie Yauger

Austin, Minnesota

29.87

  8

Bill Mumford

Chicago, Illinois

30.25

  9

Charlie Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

30.37

10

Donnie O’Hara

Des Moines, Iowa

32.43

11

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

33.43

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 7 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time 

1

Deb Snyder

Kent, Ohio

3:31.18

2

Leon DeRock

Mason City, Iowa

 

3

Charlie Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 7 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time 

1

Pete Folse

Tampa, Florida

3:29.70

2

Clair Cotter

Austin, Minnesota

 

3

Vince LeMay

Ft. Wayne, Indiana

 

 

 

 

Match Race – 2 Cars - 3 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time 

1

Clair Cotter

Austin, Minnesota

1:30.72

2

Leon DeRock

Mason City, Iowa

 

 

 

 

Consolation Race – 4 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time 

1

Tommy Adelman

Minneapolis, Minnesota

2:07.12

2

Louie Yauger

Austin, Minnesota

 

3

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Novelty Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Pete Folse

Tampa, Florida

 

2

Charlie Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

                Folse started ˝ lap behind Lutkie and a full lap behind Lies but still won the race.

  

 

 

Feature Race – 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time 

1

Deb Snyder

Kent, Ohio

7:22.70

2

Pete Folse

Tampa, Florida

 

3

Clair Cotter

Austin, Minnesota

 

4

Tommy Adelman

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

5

Louie Yauger

Austin, Minnesota

 

6

Vince LeMay

Ft. Wayne, Indiana

 

7

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

                There were several false starts to this race including one that saw Cotter’s car bump wheels with that driven by LeMay with Cotter’s car driving up on to LeMay’s machine and then spinning out.

                Once the race got underway, Folse could close up to Snyder on the turns but Snyder would pull away again on the straight-aways.  On the ninth lap, Folse tried to take one of the turns too fast and spun out.  He got his car going again within 15 seconds and did not loose second place.  One lap later, he again tried to take a turn too fast and came within inches of hitting the outside wall.

                Lies won a total of $47 on this afternoon of which $28.20 went to car owner Chet Wilson.

 

 

 

 

Clair Cotter

Wood collection

Frank Lies

L. A. Ward photo from the book

Big Car Thunder  by Bob Mays

Pete Folse

L. A. Ward photo from the book

Big Car Thunder by Bob Mays

Charlie Lutkie

Jack Earl collection

 

 

 

 

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