Big Car Races on the

Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Monday – September 17, 1934

 

 

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

 

 

Race Director – William Bryant of Hutchinson, Kansas

Track Condition – dry and dusty

 

Attendance - 14,000 

 

 

 

Bill Morris

Bruce Craig photo

Red Campbell

Harold Osmer collection

Emory Collins

Don Radbruch collection

 

 

 

Time Trials – 16 Cars - 1 Lap

Place

Driver

From

Car Number

Automobile

Time

  1

Red Campbell*

St. Louis, Missouri

34

Dreyer Special

28.5

  2

Bill Morris**

Denver, Colorado

3

Messer Special

29.0

  3

Emory Collins

Le Mars, Iowa

7

Cragar Ford

29.2

  4

Charles Pauley

Herington, Kansas

28

Pauley Riley Special

31.0

  4

Win Fenstermaker***

Minneapolis, Minnesota

S - 27

Madsen-Ballinger Special

31.0

  6

Pete Alberts

Ybor City, Florida

6

Dreyer Special

32.0

  6

Karl Young

Chicago, Illinois

41

Nichols Special******

32.0

  6

Cotton Grable

Houston, Texas

15

Gerber Special

32.0

  6

Tige Beal

Macon, Georgia****

44

Frontenac

32.0

10

Carl Mayfield

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

C 13

Mayfield Special

32.4

11

Wes Johnson

Kansas City, Missouri

 

 

33.0

12

Ray Anguish

Topeka, Kansas

 C 4

Rajo Ford

34.0

13

Rex Edmonds

Houston, Texas

 

V-8 Ford Special

35.0

14

Jack Kannapel

Newton, Kansas

27

DO Gallivan Special*****

35.5

15

Loren Fondoble

Ogallah, Kansas

77

Vedol Special Riley

NT

16

Bob Sledge

Houston, Texas

8

Frontenac

NT

 

 

First Heat Race – 6 Cars - 5 Laps

Purse divided among the first three finishers

Place

Driver

From

Car Number

Automobile

Time

1

Red Campbell*

St. Louis, Missouri

34

Dreyer Special

2:31.0

2

Emory Collins

Le Mars, Iowa

7

Cragar Ford

 

3

Bill Morris**

Denver, Colorado

3

Messer Special

 

4

Win Fenstermaker***

Minneapolis, Minnesota

S - 27

Madsen-Ballinger Special

 

5

Charles Pauley

Herington, Kansas

28

Pauley Riley Special

 

6

Tige Beal

Macon, Georgia****

44

Frontenac

 

            Collins led this race for four laps before Campbell overtook him on the back stretch on the final lap.

 

 

Second Heat Race – 6 Cars - 5 Laps

Purse divided among the first three finishers

 Place

Driver

From

Car Number

Automobile

Time

1

Win Fenstermaker***

Minneapolis, Minnesota

S - 27

Madsen-Ballinger Special

2:35.0

2

Pete Alberts

Ybor City, Florida

6

Dreyer Special

 

3

Charles Pauley

Herington, Kansas

28

Pauley Riley Special

 

4

Tige Beal

Macon, Georgia****

44

Frontenac

 

5

Cotton Grable

Dallas, Texas

15

Gerber Special

 

6

Karl Young

Chicago, Illinois

41

Nichols Special******

 

            Charles Pauley won $10 for his third place finish. 

 

 

Invitational Handicap Dash – 6 Cars – 5 Laps

Purse divided among the first three finishers

 Place

Driver

From

Car Number

Automobile

Time

1

Red Campbell*

St. Louis, Missouri

34

Dreyer Special

2:29.0

2

Bill Morris**

Denver, Colorado

3

Messer Special

 

3

Charles Pauley

Herington, Kansas

28

Pauley Riley Special

 

4

Tige Beal

Macon, Georgia****

44

Frontenac

 

5

Cotton Grable

Dallas, Texas

15

Gerber Special

 

6

Emory Collins

Le Mars, Iowa

7

Cragar Ford

DNF 

Collins was leading this race when his Cragar Ford suffered a burned out clutch forcing him to drop out of this race and sit out the rest of the day’s racing program.  Charles Pauley won $10 for placing third.

 

 

Australian Pursuit Handicap – 10 Laps

 Place

Driver

From

Car Number

Automobile

Time

1

Red Campbell*

St. Louis, Missouri

3

Dreyer Special

5:14.0

2

Pete Alberts

Ybor City, Florida

6

Dreyer Special

 

3

Rex Edmonds

Houston, Texas

 

V-8 Ford Special 

DNF

4

Wes Johnson

Kansas City, Missouri

9

Frontenac

DNF

5

Loren Fondoble

Ogallah, Kansas

77

Vedol Special Riley

DNF

6

Bill Morris**

Denver, Colorado

3

Messer Special

DNF

            Cars were started at three second intervals with Campbell starting last.  It took him until the final straightaway to get the job done but Campbell passed Alberts just before the finish. 

 

 

Consolation – 7 Cars - 5 Laps

Purse divided among the first three finishers

 Place

Driver

From

Car Number

Automobile

Time

1

Karl Young

Chicago, Illinois

41

Nichols Special

2:38.0

2

Loren Fondoble

Ogallah, Kansas

77

Vedol  Special Riley

 

3

Jack Kannapel

Newton, Kansas

27*****

DO Gallivan Special

 

4

Rex Edmonds

Houston, Texas

 

V-8 Ford Special 

 

5

Wes Johnson

Kansas City, Missouri

9

Frontenac

 

6

Tige Beal

Macon, Georgia****

44

Frontenac

 

7

Cotton Grable

Dallas, Texas

15

Gerber Special

 

 

 

Kansas State Sweepstakes – 9 Cars - 10 Laps

Purse divided among the first three finishers

 Place

Driver

From

Car Number

Automobile

Time

1

Red Campbell*

St. Louis, Missouri

34

Dreyer Special

4:56.0

2

Bill Morris**

Denver, Colorado

3

Messer Special

 

3

Karl Young

Chicago, Illinois

41

Nichols Special******

 

4

Pete Alberts

Ybor City, Florida

6

Dreyer Special

 

5

Charles Pauley

Herington, Kansas

28

Pauley Riley Special

 

6

Loren Fondoble

Ogallah, Kansas

77

Riley Special

DNF

7

Tige Beal

Macon, Georgia****

44

Frontenac

DNF

8

Cotton Grable

Dallas, Texas

15

Gerber Special

DNF

9

Win Fenstermaker***

Minneapolis, Minnesota

S - 27

Madsen-Ballinger Special

DNF

Fenstermaker crashed his car through the inner rail just exiting the south turn onto the back stretch.  Boards flew high into the air but the car kept all of it’s wheels on the ground and Fenstermaker was able to ride it to a stop without injury.  The car received slight damage but it was enough to keep it from reentering the contest.

            Campbell won the race finishing 100 yards in front of Morris.  Fondoble, Beal, and Grable all experienced engine trouble.

 

 

 

Charles Pauley

Charles Pauley collection

Cotton Grable

Pappy Noe collection

Tige Beal

Charles Pauley photo

 

 

Carl Mayfield

Charles Pauley photo

Rex Edmonds

Barbara (Plant) Thompson collection

Loren Fondoble

Roy Eaton collection

 

 

 

Bob Sledge

Pappy Noe collection

 

Win Fenstermaker

Wood collection

 

 

 

* Having won five races, Sherman B. “Red” Campbell (1900-1937) won fully half of the total purse offered on this day.  He was fatally injured in a racing accident at Winchester, Indiana less than three years later.

 

** Bill Morris was an alias used by Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Musick, Sr. (1908-1966)

*** T. Win Fenstermaker (1911-1972) is buried in St. Hubert’s Catholic Cemetery in Chanhassen, Minnesota

**** Tige Beal was actually from Anthony, Kansas.

***** One source states that this car's number was 39.

****** Some sources refer to this car as the “Nicols Special”

 

 

 

 

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