Big Car Races on the

Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Sunday – September 19, 1948

 

 

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

 

Promoter – Frank R. Winkley of Minneapolis, Minnesota

 Starter / flagman – Ernie Powell of Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Attendance – 14,000 

 

 

Price of Admission:

Adult general admission

-

$1.20

Child general admission

-

    .60

Reserved bench seat

-

1.50

Reserved chair seat

-

1.75

Box seat

-

2.00

 

 

 

Emory Collins

Wood collection

Rabbit Musick

Bill Hill collection

Loren Fondoble

Roy Eaton collection

Ben Musick

Swart collection

 

 

 

Clair Cotter

Wood collection

Russ Lee

Don Radbruch collection

Phil Mocca

Jeff Adams collection

Roy Prosser

Roy Eaton collection

 

 

 

 

Time Trials – 16 Cars - 1 Lap  

Place

Driver

From

Car #

Engine

Purse

Time

  1

Emory Collins

Le Mars, Iowa

7

Offenhauser

 

25.12

  2

Rabbit Musick1

Dallas, Texas

5

Offenhauser

 

26.55

  3

Ben Musick

Dallas, Texas

39

Offenhauser

 

26.90 

  4

Dick “Red” White

North Hollywood, California

77

 

 

28.65

   5 

Roy Prosser

North Hollywood, California

88

Ford

 

29.00 

  6

George Swangler

Grand Forks, North Dakota

10

Mercury

 

29.10 

  7

Clair Cotter

Austin, Minnesota

44

Ford

 

29.65

  8

Bill Everhart2

Wichita, Kansas

9

Schofield

 

30.06

  9

Russ Lee

Minneapolis, Minnesota

6

Offenhauser

 

30.25

10

Loren Fondoble

Wichita, Kansas

10

Riley

 

30.35

11

Phil Mocca

St. Louis, Missouri

Circle 2

Hal

 

30.67

12

Bill Hoff

Minneapolis, Minnesota

88

 

 

31.50

13

Roy Yauger

Austin, Minnesota

62

Mercury

 

31.70

14

Red Bellew

Moberly, Minnesota

F-8

Ford

 

33.55

15

Bud Stone

Chicago, Illinois

F-6

Ford

 

36.65

16

C. H. “Sonny” Ebsen

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

57

Cragar

 

36.66

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 6 cars – 5 Laps 

Place

Driver

From

Car #

Engine

Purse

Time

1

Emory Collins

Le Mars, Iowa

7

Offenhauser

$55

2:29.25

2

Rabbit Musick1

Dallas, Texas

5

Offenhauser

  35

 

3

Ben Musick

Dallas, Texas

39

Offenhauser

  25

 

4

Dick “Red” White

North Hollywood, California

77

 

 

 

5

Roy Prosser

North Hollywood, California

88

Ford

 

 

6

George Swangler

Grand Forks, North Dakota

10

Mercury

 

 

 

 

 

 Second Heat Race – 6 Cars – 5 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car #

Engine

Purse

Time

1

Clair Cotter

Austin, Minnesota

44

Ford

$45

2:36.65

2

Phil Mocca

St. Louis, Missouri

Circle 2

Hal

  30

 

3

Bill Everhart2

Wichita, Kansas

9

Schofield

  20

 

4

Loren Fondoble

Wichita, Kansas

10

Riley

 

 

5

Roy Yauger

Austin, Minnesota

62

Mercury

 

 

6

Bill Hoff

Minneapolis, Minnesota

88

 

 

 

 

 

  

Consolation Race – 6 Cars – 5 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car #

Engine

Purse

Time

1

Dick “Red” White

North Hollywood, California

77

 

$35

2:40.90

2

Roy Prosser

North Hollywood, California

88

Ford

  25

 

3

Red Ballew

Moberly, Missouri

F-8

Ford

  20

 

4

Ray Yauger

Austin, Minnesota

62

Mercury

 

 

5

Loren Fondoble

Wichita, Kansas

10

Riley

 

 

6

Bill Hoff

Minneapolis, Minnesota

88

 

 

DNF

 

 

 

Handicap Match Race – 2 Cars – 3 Laps 

Place

Driver

From

Car #

Engine

Purse

Time

1

Rabbit Musick1

Dallas, Texas

5

Offenhauser

$30

1:26.85 

2

Emory Collins

Le Mars, Iowa

7

Offenhauser

  20

 

 

 

 

Australian Pursuit Handicap Race – 6 Cars – 4 Laps 

Place

Driver

From

Car #

Engine

Purse

Time

1

Ben Musick

Dallas, Texas

39

Offenhauser

$35

2:43.40

2

Clare Cotter

Austin, Minnesota

44

Ford

  25

DNF

3

Phil Mocca

St. Louis, Minnesota

Circle 2

Hal

  20

DNF

4

Red Ballew

Moberly, Missouri

F-8

Ford

  15

DNF

5

Ray Yauger

Austin, Minnesota

62

Mercury

  10

DNF

6

Bud Stone

Chicago, Illinois

F-6

Ford

    5

DNF

 

 

 

 

Sweepstakes Championship Race – 10 Cars – 7 Laps  

Place

Driver

From

Car #

Engine

Purse

Time

  1

Emory Collins

Le Mars, Iowa

7

Offenhauser

$170

3:33.0

  2

Rabbit Musick1

Dallas, Texas

5

Offenhauser

  140

 

  3

Ben Musick

Dallas, Texas

39

Offenhauser

  100

 

  4

Dick “Red” White

North Hollywood, California

77

 

    70

 

  5

Roy Prosser

North Hollywood, California

88

Ford

    40

 

  6

Clair Cotter

Austin, Minnesota

44

Ford

    25

 

  7

Bill Everhart2

Wichita, Kansas

9

Schofield

 

 

  8

Phil Mocca

St. Louis, Missouri

Circle 2

Hal

 

 

  9

Ray Yauger

Austin, Minnesota

62

Mercury

 

 

10

Red Ballew

Moberly, Missouri

F-8

Ford

 

DNF

Collins won this race by less than a car length. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Elmer Ray “Rabbit” Musick (1918-1962)

 

3 Bill Everhart was driving the Swart Brothers #9 big car

 

  

 

 

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