Sprint Car & Hot Rod Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Memorial Day - Thursday – May 30, 1957

 

 

Sanctioned by – United Motor Contest Association (U.M.C.A.)

(This was the last race ever sanctioned by U.M.C.A.)

 

Promotional company – Hamilton Attractions of Hutchinson, Kansas

Race Promoter – Verne Hamilton of Hutchinson, Kansas

Starter / Flagman – Bob McKim of Salina, Kansas

Race Secretary – Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

 

Attendance – 1,500

 

 

Mickey McCormick of Hutchinson after winning the Trophy Dash in the Baldauf Offy.  That is flagman Bob McKim of Salina, Kansas at far left, Jim Collins of Hutchinson second from left in the stripped shirt, and Dale Reed of Wichita, Kansas standing fifth from left leaning against the support leg of the officials tower.  The trophy girl is Silver Vanatta of Wichita, Kansas – L. A. Ward photo

 

 

Time Trials - 1 Lap

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

  1

Willard “Mickey” McCormick

Hutchinson, KS

Baldauf Offy Sprint Car #4

26.32

  2

Paul Peterson

Artesia, NM

 

 

  3

Duffy Frauendorfer

Roswell, NM

Frauendorfer Oldsmobile 88 Sprint Car #88

26.77

  4

Buddy Taylor

Albuquerque, NM

Taylor Oldsmobile Hot Rod #91

27.11

  5

Pappy Noe

Gallup, NM

Noe Sprint Car #52

27.29

  6

Dale Reed

Wichita, KS

Forshee Mercury Sprint Car #84

27.51

  7

Frank Brennfoerder

Exeter, NE

Skinner Chevrolet Hot Rod #2-11

27.76

  8

Buddy Quick

Wichita, KS

Gibson Offy Sprint Car #98

27.95

  9

Henry Green

Amarillo, TX

L. B. Taylor Wayne Chevrolet Sprint Car #7

27.99

10

Jimmy Reynolds

Kansas City, MO

 

28.32

11

Jim Curley

Hutchinson, KS

Curley GMC Sprint Car #17

28.92

12

Frank Garcia

Liberal, KS

Hudson Sprint Car #3

29.35

13

Tom Riehl

Amarillo, TX

 

29.60

14

Gaylord Higer

Superior, NE

Sprint Car #3

29.64

15

Ralph Peterson

Salina, KS

 

NT

16

Stanley Trahern

Dodge City, KS

 

NT

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 5 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

1

Willard “Mickey” McCormick

Hutchinson, Kansas

Baldauf Offy Sprint Car #4

2

Buddy Taylor

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Taylor Oldsmobile Hot Rod #91

3

Duffy Frauendorfer

Roswell, New Mexico

Frauendorfer Oldsmobile 88 Sprint Car #88

 

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

Car #

1

Jim Curley

Hutchinson, Kansas

Curley GMC Sprint Car #17

2

Henry Green

Amarillo, Texas

L. B. Taylor Wayne Chevrolet Sprint Car #7

3

Buddy Quick

Wichita, Kansas

Gibson Offy Sprint Car #98

 

 

 

Second Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

Car

1

Willard “Mickey” McCormick

Hutchinson, Kansas

Baldauf Offy Sprint Car #4

2

Duffy Frauendorfer

Roswell, New Mexico

Frauendorfer Oldsmobile 88 Sprint Car #88 

3

Pappy Noe

Gallup, New Mexico

Noe Sprint Car #52

4

Buddy Taylor

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Taylor Oldsmobile 88 Hot Rod #91

5

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

Forshee Mercury Sprint Car #84

6

Frank Brennfoerder

Exeter, Nebraska

Skinner Chevrolet Hot Rod #2-11

 

 

 

First Semi-Final Race

Place

Driver

From

Car

1

Buddy Taylor

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Taylor Oldsmobile Hot Rod #91

2

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

Forshee Mercury Sprint Car #84

3

Frank Garcia

Liberal, Kansas

Hudson Sprint Car #3

4

Gaylord Higer

Superior, Nebraska

Sprint Car #3

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final Race

Place

Driver

From

Car

1

Jim Curley

Hutchinson, Kansas

Curley GMC Sprint Car #17

2

Duffy Frauendorfer

Roswell, New Mexico

Frauendorfer Oldsmobile 88 Sprint Car #88

3

Henry Green

Amarillo, Texas

L. B. Taylor Wayne Chevrolet Sprint Car #7

4

Frank Brennfoerder

Exeter, Nebraska

Skinner Chevrolet Hot Rod #2-11

 

 

 

Feature Race – 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

1

Willard “Mickey” McCormick

Hutchinson, Kansas

Baldauf Offy Sprint Car #4 

2

Duffy Frauendorfer

Roswell, New Mexico

Frauendorfer Oldsmobile 88 Sprint Car #88 

3

Buddy Taylor

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Taylor Oldsmobile Hot Rod #91

4

Henry Green

Amarillo, Texas

L. B. Taylor Wayne Chevrolet Sprint Car #7

5

Buddy Quick

Wichita, Kansas

Gibson Offy Sprint Car #98

6

Frank Brennfoerder

Exeter, Nebraska

Skinner Chevrolet Hot Rod #2-11

7

Stanley Trahern

Dodge City, Kansas

 

8

Frank Garcia

Liberal, Kansas

Hudson Sprint Car #3

9

Gaylord Higer

Superior, Nebraska

Sprint Car #3

 

Jim Curley

Hutchinson, Kansas

Curley GMC Sprint Car #17

McCormick won by a margin of 80 yards.

Curley’s GMC drifted high in the north turn on the second lap and crashed into the fence.

 

 

 

#3 Gaylord Higer, #17 Jim Curley, #3 Frank Garcia, #7 Harry Green, an unidentified hot rod, and #98 Buddy Quick are shown here in the pace lap for one of the races – L. A. Ward photo

 

 

 

The #2-11 hot rod at left is a Chevrolet six-cylinder owned by Jack Skinner and driven by Frank Brennfoerder of Exeter, Nebraska.  The white car preparing to be pushed off at right is an unidentified #89 sprint car.  The #17 at right is Jim Curley’s GMC powered sprint car – L. A. Ward photo

 

 

 

Frank Garcia of Liberal, Kansas is shown here in his six-cylinder Hudson powered sprint car.  The sprint car in the background at left is the #3 driven by Gaylord Higer of Superior, Nebraska – L. A. Ward photo

 

 

 

This #17 sprint car was owned and driven by Jim Curley of Hutchinson, Kansas.  It was powered by a GMC engine.  The man in the white shirt in the background is flagman Bob McKim – L. A. Ward photo

 

 

 

Pappy Noe of Gallup, New Mexico in his #52 sprint car.  The sprint car in the background has not been identified – L. A. Ward photo

 

 

 

Dale Reed of Wichita, Kansas in Red Forshee’s V8 Mercury powered sprint car – L. A. Ward photo

 

 

 

Buddy Quick of Wichita, Kansas in the Gibson Offy #98 – L. A. Ward photo

 

 

 

The #3 sprint car driven by Gaylord Higer of Superior, Nebraska – L. A. Ward photo

 

 

 

Shown lining up for one of the races are Buddy Taylor at far left in the Taylor Oldsmobile powered hot rod #91.  The #52 sprint car was driven by Pappy Noe of Gallup, New Mexico.  The man standing at the rear of Noe’s car is Max Madison as “Peanuts the Clown” – L. A. Ward photo

 

 

 

Mickey McCormick of Hutchinson, Kansas in Frank Baldauf’s 270 Offy powered sprint car – L. A. Ward photo

 

 

 

This photo was taken just off of the front straightaway near the south end of the infield stage.  This hot rod competed on this day but it is unknown neither who drove it nor what the whole number was.  Click your mouse on the photo to see another photograph showing this car on the front straightaway.  If you can identify this car or its driver, please contact Bob Lawrence – Lehman collection

 

 

 

 Henry Green of Amarillo, Texas drove this Wayne Chevrolet sprint car #7 owned by L. B. Taylor also of Amarillo, on this afternoon.  Click your mouse on this photo to see a photo of Green in this car on the front straightaway – Lehman collection

 

 

 

The crowd of 1,500 looks on as two unidentified cars race down the front straightaway on this afternoon – Lehman collection

 

 

 

An unidentified sprint car gets a little crossed up on the front straightaway on this afternoon – Lehman collection

 

 

 

#88 Duffy Frauendorfer of Roswell, New Mexico is shown here in his own Oldsmobile #88 sprint car leading Buddy Taylor of Albuquerque, New Mexico driving his own Oldsmobile powered #91 Hot Rod through the south turn on this afternoon at Hutchinson.  Frauendorfer finished second in the feature while Taylor finished third – Lehman collection

 

 

 

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