Sprint Car Races on the

Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Tuesday – September 22, 1953

 

 

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

 

 

Attendance – “more than 15,000”

                                                                                                                          

 

 

Clair Cotter

Wood collection

 

Deb Snyder

L. A. Ward photo from the book

Big Car Thunder by Bob Mays

Bert Hellmueller

Bob Stolze collection

 

Mickey McCormick

Jeff Adams collection

 

 

 

 

  

Time Trials – 13 Cars - 1 Lap

Place

Driver

From

Time 

  1

Deb Snyder

Kent, Ohio

24.49

  2

Leon DeRock

Mason City, Iowa

25.32

  3

Bert Hellmueller

Louisville, Kentucky

26.20

  4

Stan Callaway

Miami, Florida

26.71

  5

Bill Hoff

Minneapolis, Minnesota

27.34

  6

Mickey McCormick

Hutchinson, Kansas

27.46

  7

Cecil Greenley

Webster City, Iowa

27.83

  8

Tommy Adelman

Minneapolis, Minnesota

28.23

  9

Clair Cotter

Austin, Minnesota

28.28

10

Gene Ortner

Hutchinson, Kansas

29.00

11

Bill Mumford

Cleveland, Ohio

29.02

12

Marvin Faw

Los Angeles, California

30.12

13

Wade Crew

Burbank, California

31.18

 

 

 

First Qualification Dash – 6 Cars - 7 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time 

1

Deb Snyder

Kent, Ohio

3:15.60

2

Bert Hellmueller

Louisville, Kentucky

 

3

Clair Cotter

Austin, Minnesota

 

4

Bill Hoff

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

5

Bill Mumford

Cleveland, Ohio

 

6

Cecil Greenley

Webster City, Iowa

 

 

 

 

Second Qualification Dash – 5 Cars - 7 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time 

1

Leon DeRock

Mason City, Iowa

3:22.20

2

Stan Callaway

Miami, Florida

 

3

Mickey McCormick

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

4

Gene Ortner

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

5

Tommy Adelman

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 4 Cars - 3 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time 

1

Bert Hellmueller

Louisville, Kentucky

1:25.43 

2

Mickey McCormick

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

3

Stan Callaway

Miami, Florida

 

4

Clair Cotter

Austin, Minnesota

 

 

 

 

Consolation Race – 7 Cars - 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Tommy Adelman

Minneapolis, Minnesota

3:57.32

2

Bill Hoff

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

3

Bill Mumford

Cleveland, Ohio

 

4

Marvin Faw

Los Angeles, California

 

5

Gene Ortner

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

6

Cecil Greenley

Webster City, Iowa

 

7

Wade Crew

Burbank, California

 

 

 

 

Australian Pursuit

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Tommy Adelman

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

 

 

 

Feature Race – 10 Cars - 12 Laps

Place

Driver

From

 Time

1

Deb Snyder

Kent, Ohio

5:46.37

2

Leon DeRock

Mason City, Iowa

 

3

Bert Hellmueller

Louisville, Kentucky

 

4

Stan Callaway

Miami, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Mumford

Larry Sullivan photo

Marvin Faw

Tommy Madison collection

 Gene Ortner

Tommy Madison collection

Wade Crew

Jeff Adams collection

 

 

 

 

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