Sprint Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Sunday – September 18, 1960

 

 

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

 

Attendance – 15,000

 

 

 

Pete Folse

Bob Mays collection

Mickey McCormick

L. A. Ward photo

Buzz Barton

Floyd Seago collection

Jim McElreath

Lou Ash photo from the book

Big Car THUNDER by Bob Mays

 

 

 

 

Time Trials – 1 Lap

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Pete Folse

Tampa, Florida

25.37

2

Jim McElreath*

Arlington, Texas

26.34

3

Johnny Rutherford**

Houston, Texas

26.42

4

Emmett “Buzz” Barton

Tampa, Florida

26.48

5

Dick Ettinger

Wichita, Kansas

26.52

6

Willard “Mickey” McCormick

Mitchell, Indiana

26.60

7

Jerry Shumaker

Wichita, Kansas

26.78

8

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

26.90

9

Newton “Buzz” Rose

Tampa, Florida

26.93

10

Gordon Woolley

Waco, Texas

27.04

11

Marvin Faw

Minneapolis, Minnesota

27.44

12

Bill Billingsley

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

28.98

13

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

30.73

14

Harry Ross

Houston, Texas

NT

14

Jay Woodside

Wichita, Kansas

NT

14

Tony Magasany

San Francisco, California

NT

14

Bert Hellmueller

Louisville, Kentucky

NT

                Magasany spun out in the south turn on his time trial run and sheered off several boards in the fence.

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 7 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Newton “Buzz” Rose

Tampa, Florida

3:11.25

2

Jerry Shumaker

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

Johnny Rutherford**

Houston, Texas

 

4

Pete Folse

Tampa, Florida

 

5

Dick Ettinger

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 7 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

3:11.65

2

Jim McElreath*

Arlington, Texas

 

3

Gordon Woolley

Waco, Texas

 

4

Emmett “Buzz” Barton

Tampa, Florida

 

 

 

 

Match Race – 4 Cars – 5 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Jim McElreath*

Arlington, Texas

2:19.30

2

Jerry Shumaker

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

Johnny Rutherford**

Houston, Texas

 

 

 

 

Consolation Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Willard “Mickey” McCormick

Mitchell, Indiana

3:43.11

2

Harry Ross

Houston, Texas

 

3

Tony Magasany

San Francisco, California

 

4

Marvin Faw

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

5

Dick Ettinger

Wichita, Kansas

 

6

Bill Billingsley

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

7

Jay Woodside

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Australian Pursuit – 6 Cars – 4 Laps

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Emmett “Buzz” Barton

Tampa, Florida

 

 

 

 

Feature Race – 10 Cars – 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Emmett “Buzz” Barton

Tampa, Florida

9:15.65

2

Pete Folse

Tampa, Florida

 

3

Jim McElreath*

Arlington, Texas

 

4

Johnny Rutherford**

Houston, Texas

 

5

Willard “Mickey” McCormick

Mitchell, Indiana

 

6

Gordon Woolley

Waco, Texas

 

7

Harry Ross

Houston, Texas

 

8

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

9

Bill Billingsley

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

10

Tony Magasany

San Francisco, California

 

Folse started from the pole position and lead the first seven laps before being passed by Barton.  Folse remained close to Barton for the remainder of the race as they two pulled away from the rest of the field.

 

  

 

 

Jerry Shumaker

Tom Madison collection

Dale Reed

L. A. Ward photo from the book

Big Car Thunder by Bob Mays

Marvin Faw

Tommy Madison collection

 

 

 

Buzz Rose

Lou Ash photo from the book

Big Car THUNDER by Bob Mays

Jay Woodside

Jay Woodside collection

Johnny Rutherford

Lou Ash photo from the book

Big Car THUNDER by Bob Mays

 

 

 

Roy Bryant

Leroy Byers photo from the book

Big Car THUNDER by Bob Mays

Gordon Woolley

Leroy Byers photo from the book

Big Car THUNDER by Bob Mays

Bill Billingsley

Armin Krueger photo from the book

Big Car THUNDER by Bob Mays

 

 

 

 

Bert Hellmueller

Bob Stolze collection 

 

 

 

* Jim McElreath went on to compete in the Indianapolis “500” fifteen times.

 

** Johnny Rutherford went on to win the Indianapolis “500” three times.

 

 

 

 

 

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