Automobile Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Saturday, September 19, 1914

 

 

Sanctioned by – American Automobile Association (A.A.A.)

Sanction number - 754

 

A crowd estimated at 10,000 watched these races.

 

 

Louis Disbrow in the Jay-Eye-See Case

Horey collection

 

 

 

Time Trials – 2 Laps

Place

Driver

Automobile

 

Time

1

Johnny Raimey**

Case Comet #9

 

1:07.6

2

Eddie Hearne*

Yellow Case #8

 

1:08.6

3

Louis Disbrow*

Gray Streak Case #2

 

1:10.4

                The night before, Johnny Raimey had promised to run the 2 laps in 67 seconds flat or die.  He did neither but won a silver trophy for being the fastest in time trials.

  

 

 

Match Race for Cars of between 231-CID and 300-CID – 4 Laps

Place

Driver

Automobile

Purse

Time

1

Tommy Melton*

Mercer #4

$75

2:33.2

2

Johnny Raimey**

Italian Scat #7

  25

 

 

 

 

Exhibition Run for Time - 2 Laps

Place

Driver

Automobile

 

Time

1

Louis Disbrow*

Jay-Eye-See Case

 

1:10.4

 

 

 

Race for Cars of less than 450-CDI – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

Automobile

Purse

Time

1

Eddie Hearne*

Yellow Case #8

$75

3:48.2

2

Johnny Raimey**

Case Comet #9

  25

 

3

Joe Cleary

Italian Scat #7

 

 

4

Tommy Milton*

Mercer #4

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition Run for Time - 4 Laps

Place

Driver

Automobile

 

Time

1

Louis Disbrow*

Gray Streak Case #2

 

2:19.4

 

 

 

Australian Pursuit – 3 Cars – 10 Laps        

Place

Driver

Automobile

Purse

Time

1

Johnny Raimey**

Case Comet #9

$75

6:01.6

2

Joe Cleary

Italian Scat #7

  25

 

3

Tommy Milton*

Mercer #4

 

 

 

 

 

Novelty Race – 3 Laps with Tire & Wheel Change

Place

Driver

Automobile

 

Time

1

Eddie Hearne*

Yellow Case #8

 

2:42.0

2

Louis Disbrow*

Gray Streak Case #2

 

 

                Disbrow’s crew changed his wheel and tire in 14 seconds flat while Hearne’s crew took 15.0 seconds to perform the same feat..

 

 

 

Free-For-All Race – 6 Laps – 5 Cars

Place

Driver

Automobile

Purse

Time

1

Louis Disbrow*

Gray Streak Case #2

$200

3:44.4

2

Eddie Hearne*

Yellow Case #8

  100

 

3

Johnny Raimey**

Case Comet #9

    50

 

4

Joe Cleary

Italian Scat #7

 

 

5

Tommy Milton*

Mercer #4

 

 

                The announcer for these races was “Foghorn” Clancy who was just able to scramble out of the way as the cars bore down upon him during this race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Eddie Hearne (1887-1955), Louis Disbrow (1888-1939), and Tommy Milton (1893-1962) have all competed in the Indianapolis “500”. 

 

** John R. “Johnny” Raimey (1880-1964) was from Cincinnati, Ohio and later moved to Memphis, Tennessee.  He drove racing cars for 20 years before turning his attention to promoting automobile races in the Tennessee area.  Johnny lost a leg in 1931 when an errant racing car struck him after it had run off of a Memphis racetrack.

 

 

 

  

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