Automobile Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Monday, September 15, 1919

 

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

 

 

 

 George Clark

Sigurd W. Haugdahl collection

John Boling

Gary Wolfe collection

 

 

 

Time Trials – 2 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Automobile

Purse

Time

1

George Clark*

Ft. Worth, Texas

Duesenberg

$100

1:09.4

2

John Boling*

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hudson

 

1:09.8

3

John Boyd

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Packard

 

1:12.0

4 – tie

Tuck Fordyce

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Mercer

 

1:14.0

4 – tie

Mark Jenkins

Des Moines, Iowa

Stutz

 

1:14.0

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Automobile

Purse

Time

1

John Boling*

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hudson

$0

4:15.0

2

Dwight Mercer

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Lust Ford Special

 

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Automobile

Purse

Time

1

George Cark*

Ft. Worth, Texas

Duesenberg

$0

3:55.0

2

John Boyd

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Packard

 

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Automobile

Purse

Time

1

John Boyd

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Packard

$0

3:49.0

2

George Clark*

Ft. Worth, Texas

Duesenberg

 

 

3

John Boling”

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hudson

 

 

 

 

 

Novelty Race for Miniature Cars – 2 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Automobile

Purse

Time

1

_____  Davies

 

“Baby’s Unionalls”

$0

1:25.0

2

 

 

“Baby Mine”

 

 

These two cars were described as being miniature cars.

 

 

 

Finals – 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Automobile

Purse

Laps Completed

1

George Clark*

Dallas, Texas

Duesenberg

$800

20

2

John Boling*

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hudson

  480

20

3

John Boyd

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Packard

   320 

20

4

Tuck Fordyce

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Mercer

 

20

5

Dwight Mercer

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Lust Ford Special

 

19

            Clark led this entire race although Boling stayed close behind and challenged for the top spot on several occasions.  Boyd was a close third place for much of the race before his engine went sout dropping him back to finish 100 feet behind the leader in third place.

 

 

            There was also an exhibition auto polo match on the program with the “American” team defeating the “British” team 2 – 0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

* George Clark (1890-1978) and John Boling (1884-1932) have both competed in the Indianapolis “500”.

 

 

 

 

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