Big Car Races on the

Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Monday September 17, 1951

 

 

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

                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

Clair Cotter

Wood collection

Deb Snyder

Larry Sullivan photo

Pete Folse

L. A. Ward photo from the book

Big Car Thunder by Bob Mays

Bert Hellmueller

Bob Stolze collection

 

 

  

Time Trials 12 Cars - 1 Lap

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

Deb Snyder

Kent, OH

Buckeye Bullet Offy

26.90

2

Clair Cotter

Austin, MN

 

28.15

2

Pete Folse

Tampa, FL

Buckner Offy

28:15

 

 

 

First Heat Race 7 Laps

6 fastest cars from time trials

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time 

1

Pete Folse

Tampa, FL

Buckner, Offy

3:26.5

 

Clair Cotter

Austin, MN

 

 

DNF

Deb Snyder

Kent, OH

Buckeye Bullet Offy

 

                Snyder dropped out after getting dirt in his carburetor.

 

 

 

Second Heat Race - 7 Laps

6 slowest cars from time trials

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

John Moore

Hollywood, CA

 

3:40.5

DNF

Dale Ropp

Oklahoma City, OK

 

 

                Ropp spun out in the south turn on the first lap and then tore through the railing on the east side of the racetrack.  He was uninjured.

  

 

 

Invitational Match Race - 3 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

Deb Snyder

Kent, OH

Buckeye Bullet Offy

1:27.0

2

Bert Hellmueller

Louisville, KY

 

 

3

John Moore

Hollywood, CA

 

 

  

 

 

Australian Pursuit Handicap

Place

Driver

From

Car

 

1

Pete Folse

Tampa, FL

Buckner Offy

 

  

 

 

Feature Race 7 Cars - 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

Deb Snyder

Kent, OH

Buckeye Bullet Offy

4:39.0

2

Pete Folse

Tampa, FL

Buckner, Offy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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