Automobile Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Saturday, September 21, 1918

 

The starter for the races on this date was J. Alex Sloan.

 

 

 

Time Trials – 2 Laps

Place

Driver

Automobile

Time

1

Jules Ellingboe

Briscoe

1:05.8

2

“Wild Bill” Endicott

Hudson Super-Six

 

            Endicott named his car the “Rahe Special” in honor of the Rahe Automotive School in Kansas City where he had “done the work of overhauling” the car.

 

First Heat Race

Place

Driver

Automobile

Time

1

“Wild Bill” Endicott

Hudson Super-Six

“slow”

2

Leon Duray

Maxwell

 

 

Three-Mile Race – 6 Laps – 3 Cars

Place

Driver

Automobile

Time

1

Jules Ellingboe

Briscoe

3:27.4

2

“Wild Bill” Endicott

Hudson Super-Six

 

3

Leon Duray

Maxwell

 

           

Sunflower Sweepstakes – 25 Laps

 Place

Driver

Automobile

Time

1

“Wild Bill” Endicott

Hudson Super-Six

 

2

Jules Ellingboe

Briscoe

 

3

Leon Duray

Maxwell

 

            Endicott took the lead on the 20th lap from Leon Duray who had to pull into the pits to add water.  Endicott then held off Ellingboe in a close race to the finish.    

 

Class Handicap

 Place

Driver

Automobile

Time

1

“Wild Bill” Endicott

Hudson Super-Six

 

2

Jules Ellingboe

Briscoe

 

3

Leon Duray

Maxwell

 

Endicott beat Ellingboe to the finish line by no more than the width of a radiator.

Leon Duray was an alias used by George Stewart.

Bill Endicott (1876-1944), Jules Ellilngboe (1892-1948), and Leon Duray (1894-1956) have all three competed in the Indianapolis “500”.

 

 

 

 

“Wild Bill” Endicott

Tom Saal collection

Leon Duray

Don Radbruch collection

 

 

 

 

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