Moon Mullins either of Denver, Colorado or maybe from Los Angeles, California.  Mullins claimed on his entry for this race that he was from Los Angeles but then said he was from Denver when he actually showed up.  It is currently unknown which, if either, is correct.

Jeff Adams collection

 

 

 

Oakley Graphic

Friday, August 1, 1930

Auto Races

OAKLEY, KANSAS

Sunday

August 10th

$500.00

In Purses

SEE THE SLIDE FOR LIFE

from a Car doing 80 or 90 Miles an Hour

Public address, Loud Speaker System

 

SEE BILL EPPS

Drive a Racer at Maximum Speed

Blindfolded

 

TIME TRIALS AT 1:30

 

New Track Record

Event One:  $50.00 Purse

 

Event Two:  $75.00 Purse

$35 First - $25 Second - $15 Third

 

Event Three:  $50.00 Purse

$25 First - $15 Second - $10 Third

 

Event Four:  $75.00

$35.00 First - $25 Second - $15 Third

 

Event Five:  $50.00 Purse

$25 First - $15 Second - $10 Third

 

Event Six:  $200.00 Purse

$100 First - $50 Second - $30 Third - $20 Fourth

 

 

 

 

ENTRY LIST:

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

MAKE / MODEL

Moon Mullins

Los Angeles, California

#37 Chevrolet Special

Chris Schaible3

Oakley, Kansas

 

Eddie Hammond

Denver, Colorado

 

H. A. Walker

Denver, Colorado

#6 Walker Special

A. Burnett

Pueblo, Colorado

 

Puddy Humphrey

Denver, Colorado

Mystery 8

Dorsey Sands

Denver, Colorado

 

Walter Krhut1

WaKeeney, Kansas

 

“Babe” Neff2

Winona, Kansas

#13 Chevrolet 

Tom Holden

Los Angeles, California5

#70

E. M. Dutton

Cheyenne Wells, Kansas

 

“Happy Jack” Iseman

Hugo, Colorado

#21 Fronty 

Jim White

Sharon Springs, Kansas

#11 White Special

Bill Epps

Oakley, Kansas

#44 P. E. B. Special

Clyde Gilbert

Denver, Colorado

Baker Special

 

 

FIRST RACE

PLACE

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

CAR

PURSE

1

Jim White

Sharon Springs, Kansas

#11 White Special

$35

2

Moon Mullins

Denver, Colorado

#37 Chevrolet Special

$25

3

Eddie Balmer4

Los Angeles, California

#12 Frontenac Special

$15

 

 

SECOND RACE

PLACE

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

CAR

PURSE

1

Jim White

Sharon Springs, Kansas

#11 White Special

$25

2

Moon Mullins

Denver, Colorado

#37 Chevrolet Special

$15

3

Eddie Balmer4

Los Angeles, California

#12 Frontenac Special

$10

 

 

SWEEPSTAKES – 10 laps around the one mile racetrack

PLACE

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

CAR

PURSE

TIME

1

Bill Epps

Oakley, Kansas

#44 P. E. B. Special

$100

8:34

2

Moon Mulleins

Denver, Colorado

#37 Chevrolet Special

$25

 

3

Eddie Balmer4

Los Angeles, California

#12 Frontenac Special

$15

 

 

SANCTION BODY: Consolidated Auto Racing Association

RACE PROMOTER: Tom Holden

PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER:  Doc O’Connor

PRICE OF ADMITTANCE:  Adults - 75˘, Children under 12 years - 25˘

TOTAL PURSE PAID:  The advertised racing program was curtailed somewhat making it very doubtful that the posted purse of $500 was paid out in full.

 

SCHEDULED STUNTS:

            Bill Palmer performed the Slide-for-Life stunt by dropping off the back of a speeding racer and sliding to a stop on the seat of his pants.

            Race promoter Tom Holden sped around the racetrack blindfolded, replacing Bill Epps who was advertised as the performer of this stunt.

 

 

 

This is an actual unused ticket to admit one adult to these races.  Click your mouse on the ticket to see the back of it – Bob Buchholz collection

 

 

 

 

1Walter Frank “Guts” Krhut (1893-1984) is buried in the Union Cemetery at Collyer, Kansas

 

2Leslie Levie Franklin “Babe” Neff (1907-1962) was also known by the nickname “Speck” Neff.

 

3James Jacob Christian “Chris” Schaible (1893-?) is buried in the Loveland Burial Park at Loveland, Colorado.

 

4Everett Freeman “Eddie” Balmer (1908-1979) was also known as “Ev” Balmer.  He and his brother, Herb Balmer, began their racing careers in Denver, Colorado on July 4, 1930 and then toured Midwest races for four months.  Another driver, Earle Brentlinger, joined the Balmer brothers on this tour but his name does not appear in the very limited race results that have been located for this event to date.  After their tour, the Balmer brothers returned to southern California where they continued racing and where Herb was fatally injured in a racing accident in 1934.

 

5Tom Holden (1906-1987) usually listed Denver, Colorado as his home although he was actually from WaKeeney, Kansas..

 

 

 

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