Compact Sprint Car Races

(a.k.a. Midget Races)

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Saturday September 15, 1962

 

 

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

Promotional company National Speedways Incorporated of Chicago, Illinois

Race Promoter Al Sweeney of Chicago, Illinois

 

Total Purse $1,750 

 

 

 

This panoramic photograph was taken from near the back of the grandstand at these midget races in 1962 Hutchinson News photo

 

 

 

List of Entries

 

Driver

From

Engine

 

 

Eddie McVay

Kansas City, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

 

Carl Williams*

Kansas City, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

 

Sonny McDaniels

Houston, Texas

Offenhauser

 

 

Roger Lane

Blue Springs, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

 

Howard House

Kansas City, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

 

Don Melton

San Bernardino, California

Offenhauser

 

 

Bob Clements

Madison, Wisconsin

Offenhauser

 

 

Dick Ritchie

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Offenhauser

 

 

Jim McVay

Independence, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

 

Chuck Henderson

Merriam, Kansas

Offenhauser

 

 

Don Rittman

Lees Summit, Missouri

 

 

 

Tommy Tillots

Houston, Texas

 

 

 

Jim Gartin

Omaha, Nebraska

Offenhauser

 

 

Dale McCarty

Hutchinson, Kansas

Ford V8-60

 

 

Stanley Trahern

Amarillo, Texas

 

 

 

Bobby Parker

Omaha, Nebraska

Offenhauser

 

 

John Yonke

Kansas City, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

 

   

 

First Heat Race 7 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Engine

Time

1

Don Melton

San Bernardino, California

Offenhauser

4:28.26

2

Eddie McVay

Kansas City, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

3

Bob Clements

Madison, Wisconsin

Offenhauser

 

4

Jim McVay

Independence, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

5

Carl Williams*

Kansas City, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

6

Dale McCarty

Hutchinson, Kansas

Ford V8-60 

 

7

Stanley Trahern

Amarillo, Texas

 

 

  

 

 

Second Heat Race 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Engine

Time

1

Carl Williams*

Kansas City, Missouri

Offenhauser

4:32.71

2

Bobby Parker

Omaha, Nebraska

Offenhauser

 

3

John Yonke

Kansas City, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

4

Jim Gartin

Omaha, Nebraska

Offenhauser

 

5

Chuck Henderson

Merriam, Kansas

Offenhauser

 

               

 

 

Third Heat Race 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Engine

 

1

Roger Lane

Blue Springs, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

2

Sonny McDaniels

Houston, Texas

Offenhauser

 

3

Howard House

Kansas City, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

 

Dick Ritchie

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Offenhauser

 

 

Tommy Tillots

Houston, Texas

 

 

                Ritchie, driving car #55, spun out in this race.  Tillots also spun out with his car coming to rest against the fence in the south turn.

 

 

 

Consolation Race

Place

Driver

From

Engine

 

1

Dick Ritchie

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Offenhauser

 

2

Jim Gartin

Omaha, Nebraska

Offenhauser

 

3

Chuck Henderson

Merriam, Kansas

Offenhauser

 

 

 

 

Feature Race 12 Cars 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Engine

Time

  1

Eddie McVay

Kansas City, Missouri

Offenhauser

9:09.38

  2

Carl Williams*

Kansas City, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

  3

Sonny McDaniels

Houston, Texas

Offenhauser

 

  4

Roger Lane

Blue Springs, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

  5

Howard House

Kansas City, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

  6

Don Melton

San Bernardino, California

Offenhauser

 

  7

Bob Clements

Madison, Wisconsin

Offenhauser

 

  8

Dick Ritchie

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Offenhauser

 

  9

Jim McVay

Independence, Missouri

Offenhauser

 

10

Chuck Henderson

Merriam, Kansas

Offenhauser

 

11

Don Rittman

Lees Summit, Missouri

 

 

12

Tommy Tillots

Houston, Texas

 

 

                McVay led every lap of this race finishing 100 yards in front of Williams in second place. For his victory, McVay was paid $213 from the purse. This was McVey's only victory in 1962 in I.M.C.A.'s Compact Sprint Car series and finished the season third in the season points standings.

 

 

 

 

Eddie McVay

Decades of Daring by Bill Hill

Roger Lane

One Tough Circuit by Bill Hill

Jim McVay

One Tough Circuit by Bill Hill

 

 

 

 

Carl Williams

I.M.C.A. yearbook

John Yonke

One Tough Circuit by Bill Hill

Howard House

One Tough Circuit by Bill Hill

 

 

 

* Carl Williams (1930-1973) went on to compete in the Indianapolis 500 six times.

 

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