Sprint Car and Midget Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Monday – September 19, 1960

 

 

Sanctioned by – Kansas City Midget Auto Racing Association (KCMARA)

Racetrack condition – “dry slick”

 

 

 

Carl Williams

One Tough Circuit by Bill Hill

Eddie McVay

Decades of Daring by Bill Hill

Buddy Cagle

Floyd Seago collection

Ralph Parkinson, Sr.

One Tough Circuit by Bill Hill

 

 

 

Howard House

One Tough Circuit by Bill Hill

Roger Lane

One Tough Circuit by Bill Hill

Jim Sterling

Decades of Daring by Bill Hill

Joe Walter

One Tough Circuit by Bill Hill

 

 

 

 

Time Trials – 13 Cars – Best of 2 Laps

Midgets

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Carl Williams*

Kansas City, Missouri

26.72

2

Buddy Cagle

Tulsa, Oklahoma

26.73

3

Ralph Parkinson, Sr.

Wichita Falls, Texas

26.79

4

Dale McDaniel

Kansas City, Missouri

26.98

5

Eddie McVay

Kansas City, Missouri

27.03

6

Roger Lane

Kansas City, Missouri

27.10

7

Roy Seidenstricker

Minneapolis, Minnesota

27.16

8

Howard House

Kansas City, Missouri

27.20

9

Bill Burdick

Springfield, Missouri

27.28

10

Bob Mathouser**

Los Angeles, California

27.38

11

Joe Walter

Kansas City, Missouri

27.67

12

Mack Terry

Tulsa, Oklahoma

29.18

13

Jim Sterling

Excelsior Springs, Missouri

NT

Williams spun out on the second lap of his time trial and backed into the fence damaging the car enough that he was unable to compete the rest of the day.  Mathouser also spun out on one of his time trial laps but he did not damage the his mount.

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 8 Laps

Midgets

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Bill Burdick

Springfield, Missouri

3:40.18

2

Roger Lane

Kansas City, Missouri

 

3

Roy Seidenstricker

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

4

Ralph Parkinson, Sr.

Wichita Falls, Texas

 

5

Howard House

Kansas City, Missouri

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 8 Laps

Midgets

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Joe Walter

Kansas City, Missouri

3:42.71

2

Buddy Cagle

Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

3

Bob Mathouser

Los Angeles, California

 

4

Dale McDaniel

Kansas City, Missouri

 

5

Eddie McVay

Kansas City, Missouri

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 4 Cars – 5 Laps

Midgets

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Roy Seidenstricker

Minneapolis, Minnesota

2:18.49

2

Roger Lane

Kansas City, Missouri

 

3

Buddy Cagle

Tulsa, Oklahioma

 

4

Bob Mathouser

Los Angeles, California

 

 

 

 

Special Race – 7 Laps

Sprint Cars

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Bert Hellmueller

Louisville, Kentucky

 

2

Willard “Mickey” McCormick

Mitchell, Indiana

 

3

Gordon Woolley

Waco, Texas

 

4

Dick Ettinger

Wichita, Kansas

 

5

Johnny Rutherford***

Houston, Texas

 

 

 

 

Consolation Race – 6 Cars – 6 Laps

Midgets

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Eddie McVay

Kansas City, Missouri

2:15.85

2

Howard House

Kansas City, Missouri

 

3

Ralph Parkinson, Sr.

Wichita Falls, Texas

 

4

Dale McDaniel

Kansas City, Missouri

 

5

Jim Sterling

Excelsior Springs, Missouri

 

6

Mack Terry

Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

 

 

 

Feature Race – 9 Cars – 15 Laps

Midgets

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Buddy Cagle

Tulsa, Oklahoma

6:58.72

2

Eddie McVay

Kansas City, Missouri

 

3

Roger Lane

Kansas City, Missouri

 

4

Howard House

Kansas City, Missouri

 

5

Roy Seidenstricker

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

6

Joe Walter

Kansas City, Missouri

 

7

Bob Mathouser

Los Angeles, California

 

8

Dale McDaniel

Kansas City, Missouri

 

9

Jim Sterling

Excelsior Springs, Missouri

 

Cagle started on the pole and lead all the way although he had to stave off a couple of serious challenges by McVay.

 

  

 

 

Mickey McCormick

L. A. Ward photo

Gordon Woolley

Leroy Byers photo from the book

Big Car THUNDER by Bob Mays

Bert Hellmueller

Bob Stolze collection 

Johnny Rutherford

Lou Ash photo from the book

Big Car THUNDER by Bob Mays

 

 

 

 

 

* Carl Williams (1930-1973) went on to compete in the Indianapolis “500” six tunes.

 

** Bob Mathouser (1926-1980) went on to compete in the Indianapolis “500” in 1964.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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