Automobile Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Friday, September 22, 1922

 

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

 

 

An estimated 12,000 people watched these races.  The racetrack was exceptionally rough but had been thoroughly packed before the program and dust was not as bad as usual. 

 

 

 

Fred Horey

Don Radbruch collection

Jack Petticord

Fred Gildersleeve photo from the Christine Logan collection

Larry Stone

Birmingham, Alabama Public Library collection

 

 

 

 

Time Trials – 2 Laps

 Place

Driver

Automobile

Time

1

Fred Horey

Frontenac

1:05.4

            According to an article in the September 20, 1924 issue of the Hutchinson Herald newspaper, John Boling of Tulsa, Oklahoma had set a new two-lap track record of 1:04.4 on this date but it is doubtful that Boling was even entered in these races.

 

 

First Heat Race

 Place

Driver

Automobile

Time

1

Irwin “Putty” Hoffman

Comet

4:20.8

2

Jack Petticord

Yellow #28 Essex special named “Straw Streek”

4:21.4

3

Larry Stone

Duesenberg

 

4

King Kelly

Bugatti

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 7 Laps

 Place

Driver

Automobile

Time

1

Fred Horey

Frontenac

4:15.8

2

_____  Allen

Fiat

 

3

Cliff Craft*

King Special

 

4

Bill Bryant

 

 

 

 

Invitational Handicap – 10 Laps

 Place

Driver

Automobile

Time

1

Larry Stone

Duesenberg

6:36.4

2

King Kelly

Bugatti

 

DNF

Jack Petticord

Yellow #28 Essex special named “Straw Streek”

 

DNF

_____  Allen

Fiat

 

            Allen dropped out with engine trouble on the fifth lap while Petticord dropped out on the eighth lap.

 

 

Kansas Sweepstakes – 10 Laps

 Place

Driver

Automobile

Time

1

Fred Horey

Frontenac

6:25.4

2

Irwin “Putty” Hoffman

Comet

 

3

Cliff Craft*

King Special

 

4

Larry Stone

Duesenberg

 

DNF

Jack Petticord

Yellow #28 Essex special named “Straw Streek”

 

            Jack Petticord dropped out on the sixth lap with engine trouble.  Fred Horey was running in third place with one lap to go.  The first three cars finished the race less than one car length apart.

            Harold Homer “Jack” Petticord (1900-1940) of Wichita, Kansas, went on to win the I.M.C.A. Canadian National Driving Championship the year after he raced in these races at Hutchinson.  He also compete in the Indianapolis “500” in 1927 and again, but only as a relief driver, in 1928.

            There was a Jimmy Craft from Chicago, Illinois who was racing with the I.M.C.A. at that time.  Could Clif Craft and Jimmy Craft have been the same person?

 

 

 

Race Officials 

Race Promoter:

 

Ralph Hankinson

Judge:

 

C. Lee Detter

Judge:

 

G. A. Mikesell

Judge:

 

C. H. Myers

Timer:

 

Lacy Rosler

Timer:

 

E. E. Potter

Timer:

 

Eliza Potts

Scorer:

 

Bud Detter

Clerk:

 

D. J. Fair

Reporter:

 

D. J. Fair

Sanctioned by:

 

I.M.C.A.

 

 

 

 

* Clifford George “Cliff” Craft (1884-1924) was fatally injured in a racing accident at Ascot Speedway near Los Angeles, California.

 

 

 

 

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