Midget Winners

Cejay Stadium – Wichita, Kansas

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The photo above was taken at the organizing meeting at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas on May 27, 1945 to get midget racing started at the then brand new racetrack as the federal government lifted their ban on the sport.  The three men kneeling down beside the car are, left to right: Bob McKim, Emmett Taylor, and Duke Westerhaus.  Standing, left to right are: Ernie Booth, Lynn Davis, Al Faulkner, Frank Dickerson, Carl Oliver, unidentified, Ernie Powell, Norm Calvert, Harry Johnson, Carl Johnson, Felix Graves, Bud Camden, Dale Elenburg, and Chet Wilson.

The #6 was formerly the #33 midget originally built for Ralph Foster in the late 1930s by the Marchese Brothers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The engine was a Ford V8-60 that had been built for Foster by Oliver Jennings of Raytown, Missouri.  Foster sold the car to Eugene Allen "Gene" Loudenback before leaving for military service in Europe during World War II.  Loudenback repainted the car, changed the number to 6, added the stenciling of the Gilmore Lion, and got Dwight Wadley to drive the car until Foster returned from Europe in 1947.  Foster then drove the car for Loudenback for about a year before moving to California.  After that, the car was driven by others including Mac McHenry.

Click your mouse on the photo above to see another photo from the Jim Loudenback collection of the Loudenback #6.  It isn't currently known which of these photos was taken the earliest as the cars appear to be two different models – L. A. Ward photo from the Darrin McKim collection

 

 

1945

Date

Feature Winner

From

Car Owner

From

Car #

Engine

August 26, 1945****

Guy "Mac" McHenry

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

5

Ford V8-60

September 2, 1945

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Duke Westerhaus

Wichita, KS

23

Ford V8-60

September 3, 1945

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Duke Westerhaus

Wichita, KS

23

Ford V8-60

September 9, 1945

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Duke Westerhaus

Wichita, KS

23

Ford V8-60

September 16, 1945

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

Peaches Campbell

Tulsa, OK

7jr.

Ford V8-60

September 23, 1945

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

Walter Allard

Ennis, TX

19

Ford V8-60

September 30, 1945

Frank Dickerson

Wichita, KS

Felix Graves

Tulsa, OK

1

Ford V8-60

  October 7, 1945

  Races canceled due to rain

 

 

 

 

October 14, 1945

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

Johnny Stanfield

Dallas, TX

5

Offenhauser

  October 21, 1945

  Races canceled due to rain

 

 

 

 

October 28, 1945

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

Johnny Stanfield

Dallas, TX

5

Offenhauser

 

1945 Driving Champion - Bud Camden

Final Point Standings for 1945

Place

Name

From

Points

 

Place

Name

From

Points

1

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

410

 

5

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

165

2

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

335

 

7

Emmett Taylor

Augusta, KS

155

3

Frank Dickerson

Wichita, KS

275

 

8

Don Brown

Salina, KS

100

4

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

190

 

9

Art Rhoades

Dallas, TX

90

5

Guy "Mac" McHenry

Wichita, KS

165

 

10

Bob McKim

Salina, KS

70

 

 

1946

Date

Feature Winner

From

Car Owner

From

Car #

Engine

April 14, 1946

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Chet Wilson

Wichita, KS

5

Ford V8-60

April 21, 1946

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

Peaches Campbell

Tulsa, OK

7

Offenhauser

April 28, 1946

George Binnie

Kansas City, MO

George Binnie

Kansas City, MO

20

Offenhauser

May 5, 1946

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Chet Wilson

Wichita, KS

5

Ford V8-60

May 12, 1946

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

Peaches Campbell

Tulsa, OK

7

Offenhauser

May 19, 1946

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Chet Wilson

Wichita, KS

5

Ford V8-60

May 26, 1946

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Chet Wilson

Wichita, KS

5

Ford V8-60

June 2, 1946

Charlie Taggart

Sioux City, IA

Otto Ramer

Omaha, NE

1

Offenhauser

June 9, 1946

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Duke Westerhaus

Wichita, KS

23

Ford V8-60

June 16, 1946

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

Peaches Campbell

Tulsa, OK

6

Ford V8-60

  June 23, 1946

  Races canceled so new lights could be installed for night racing

 

 

 

  June 30, 1946

  Races canceled so new lights could be installed for night racing

 

 

 

July 7, 1946

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Chet Wilson

Wichita, KS

5

Ford V8-60

July 14, 1946

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

Walt Allard

Ennis, TX

19

Ford V8-60

July 21, 1946

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Chet Wilson

Wichita, KS

5

Ford V8-60

July 28, 1946

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

Peaches Campbell

Tulsa, OK

6

Ford V8-60

August 4, 1946

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

23

Ford V8-60

August 11, 1946

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

Peaches Campbell

Tulsa, OK

6

Ford V8-60

August 18, 1946

Jay Booth

Oklahoma City, OK

Chet Wilson

Wichita, KS

5

Ford V8-60

August 25 1946

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

23

Ford V8-60

September 1, 1946

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

23

Ford V8-60

September 8, 1946

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

Jack McMichael, Jr.

Tulsa, OK

2

Offenhauser

September 15, 1946

Bill Rudolph

Tulsa, OK

Felix Graves

Tulsa, OK

1

Ford V8-60

September 22, 1946

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

Peaches Campbell

Tulsa, OK

6

Ford V8-60

September 29, 1946

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

Jack McMichael, Jr.

Tulsa, OK

2

Offenhauser

 

1946 Driving Champion - Bud Camden

 

 

1947

Date

Feature Winner

From

Car Owner

From

Car #

Engine

April 27, 1947

George Binnie

Kansas City, MO

George Binnie

Kansas City, MO

20

Offenhauser

May 4, 1947

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

9

Offenhauser

May 11, 1947

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

Jack McMichael, Jr.

Tulsa, OK

2

Offenhauser

May 18, 1947

Bill Rudolph

Tulsa, OK

Felix Graves

Tulsa, OK

½

Ford V8-60

May 25, 1947

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

9

Offenhauser

June 1, 1947

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

9

Offenhauser

June 8, 1947

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

9

Offenhauser

June 15, 1947

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

J. W. Trammel

 

11

Offenhauser

June 22, 1947

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

9

Offenhauser

  June 29, 1947

  Races canceled due to rain

 

 

 

 

July 6, 1947

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

2

Offenhauser

July 13, 1947

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

J. W. Trammel

 

11

Offenhauser

July 20, 1947

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

9

Offenhauser

July 27, 1947

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

2

Offenhauser

August 3, 1947

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

2

Offenhauser

August 10, 1947

Rabbit Musick

Dallas, TX

_____  Boehme

 

4

Offenhauser

August 17, 1947

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

2

Offenhauser

August 24, 1947

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

2

Offenhauser

August 31, 1947

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

2

Offenhauser

September 7, 1947

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

9

Offenhauser

September 14, 1947

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

9

Offenhauser

September 21, 1947

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

2

Offenhauser

September 28, 1947

Mel Wainwright

Oklahoma City, OK

Vito Calia

Kansas City, MO

3

Offenhauser

October 5, 1947

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

2

Offenhauser

 

1947 Driving Champion – Cotton Musick

Final Point Standings for 1947

Place

Name

From

Points

 

Place

Name

From

Points

1

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

244.45

 

6

Lloyd Ruby

Wichita Falls, TX

122.10

2

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

237.00

 

7

Loyes Harris

Oklahoma City, OK

86.86

3

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

157.38

 

8

Ernie Booth

Oklahoma City, OK

86.30

4

Don Brown

Salina, KS

135,50

 

9

Marcel St. Cricq

Houston, TX

80.87

5

Bill Rudolph

Tulsa, OK

122.84

 

10

George Cook

 

78.69

 

 

1948 

Date

Feature Winner

From

Car Owner

From

Car #

Engine

May 3, 1948

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

9

Offenhauser

  May 10, 1948

  Races canceled due to rain

 

 

 

 

May 17, 1948

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

9

Offenhauser

May 31, 1948

Tommy Vardeman

Tulsa, OK

Wayne Padgett

Tulsa, OK

33

Ford V8-60

June 7, 1948

Don Brown

Salina, KS

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

23

Ford V8-60

June 14, 1948

Don Brown

Salina, KS

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

23

Ford V8-60

  June 20, 1948

  Races canceled due to rain

 

 

 

 

July 4, 1948

Jack Penwell

Tulsa, OK

Jack Penwell

Tulsa, OK

82

Ford V8-60

  July 11, 1948

  Races canceled due to rain

 

 

 

 

  July 18, 1948

  Jack Wallenberg

   Oklahoma City, OK

Jack Wallenberg

Oklahoma City, OK

77

Ford V8-60

  July 25, 1948

  Races canceled due to rain

 

 

 

 

August 1, 1948

Jack Penwell

Tulsa, OK

Jack Penwell

Tulsa, OK

82

Ford V8-60

August 8, 1948

Don Brown

Salina, KS

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

23

Ford V8-60

  August 15, 1948

  Races canceled due to rain

 

 

 

 

August 22, 1948

Jack Wallenberg

Oklahoma City, OK

Jack Wallenberg

Oklahoma City, OK

77

Ford V8-60

August 29, 1948

Jack Wallenberg

Oklahoma City, OK

Jack Wallenberg

Oklahoma City, OK

77

Ford V8-60

September 5, 1948

Don Brown

Salina, KS

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

23

Ford V8-60

 

1948 Driving Champion – Don Brown

Final Point Standings for 1948

Place

Name

From

Points

 

Place

Name

From

Points

1

Don Brown

Salina, KS

952.55

 

6

Mac McHenry

Wichita, KS

457.70

2

Jack Wallenberg

Oklahoma City, OK

644.65

 

7

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

422.40

3

Jack Penwell

Tulsa, OK

536.60

 

8

Harry Ross

Tulsa, OK

396.00

4

Don Jack

Tulsa, OK

488.05

 

9

Russ Cofer

Oklahoma City, OK

392.90

5

Bob McKim

Salina, KS

470.00

 

10

Ken King

 

369.65

 

 

1949

Date

Feature Winner

From

Car Owner

From

Car #

Engine

May 14, 1949

Cecil Green

Kansas City, MO

Marcus & Alfred Walker

Oklahoma City, OK

16

Offenhauser

  May 21, 1949

  Races canceled due to rain

 

 

 

 

May 28, 1949

Cecil Green

Kansas City, MO

Marcus & Alfred Walker

Oklahoma City, OK

16

Offenhauser

  June 4, 1949

  Races canceled due to rain

 

 

 

 

  June 11, 1949

  Races canceled due to rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incomplete Listing of the One-Lap Track Records

Date

Driver

From

Car Owner

From

Car #

Engine

Time

August 26, 1945****

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

May 12, 1946

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

Peaches Campbell

Tulsa, OK

7

Offenhauser

**

June 22, 1947

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

9

Offenhauser

14.4 seconds

 

 

 

 

Total Feature Wins by a Driver

 

Driver

From

Wins 

1

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

17

2

Cotton Musick

Wichita, KS

14

3

Ted Parker

Ft. Worth, TX

10

4

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

6

5

Don Brown

Salina, KS

4

6

Jack Wallenberg

Oklahoma City, OK

3

7

George Binnie

Kansas City, MO

2

7

Jack Penwell

Tulsa, OK

2

7

Cecil Green

Kansas City, MO

2

7

Bill Rudolph

Tulsa, OK

2

11

Mac McHenry

Wichita, KS

1

11

Frank Dickerson

Wichita, KS

1

11

Charlie Taggart

Sioux City, IA

1

11

Jay Booth

Oklahoma City, OK

1

11

Rabbit Musick

Dallas, TX

1

11

Mel Wainwright

Oklahoma City, OK

1

11

Tommy Vardeman

Tulsa, OK

1

 

 

Total Feature Wins by a Car Owner

 

Driver

From

Wins 

1

Paul & Quincie Gibson

Wichita, KS

19

2

Chet Wilson

Wichita, KS

7

2

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

7

2

Peaches Campbell

Tulsa, OK

7

5

Duke Westerhaus

Wichita, KS

4

6

Jack Wallenberg

Oklahoma City, OK

3

6

Felix Graves

Tulsa, OK

3

6

Jack McMichael, Jr.

Tulsa, OK

3

9

Johnny Stanfield

 

2

9

Marcus & Alfred Walker

Oklahoma City

2

9

J. W. Trammel

 

2

9

Walt Allard

Ennis, TX

2

9

Jack Penwell

Tulsa, OK

2

9

George Binnie

Kansas City, MO

2

15

_____  Boehme

 

1

15

Otto Ramer

Omaha, NE

1

15

Vito Calia

Kansas City, MO

1

15

Wayne Padgett

Tulsa, OK

1

 

 

Total Feature Wins by a Particular Car

 

Car

Engine

 Wins

1

Gibson Brothers #9

Offenhauser

10

2

Gibson Brothers #2

Offenhauser

8

3

Wilson #5

Ford V8-60

7

3

Camden #23***

Ford V8-60

7

5

Westerhaus #23***

Ford V8-60

4

5

Campbell #6

Ford V8-60

4

7

McMichael #2

Offenhauser

3

7

Wallenberg #77

Ford V8-60

3

9

Penwell #82

Ford V8-60

2

9

Allard #19

Ford V8-60

2

9

Walker Brothers #16

Offenhauser

2

9

Graves #1

Ford V8-60

2

9

Binnie #20

Offenhauser

2

9

Jack Trammell #11

Offenhauser

2

9

Sanfield #5

Offenhauser

2

9

Campbell #7

Offenhauser

2

17

Gibson Brothers #5

Ford V8-60

1

17

Graves #½

Ford V8-60

1

17

Campbell #7jr.

Ford V8-60

1

17

Ramer #1

Offenhauser

1

17

Boehme #4

Offenhauser

1

17

Calie #3

Offenhauser

1

17

Padgett #33

Ford V8-60

1

 

 

Total Feature Wins by Engine

 

Engine

 Wins

1

Ford V8-60

35

2

Offenhauser

34

 

 

 

 

*It is unknown who set the one-lap track record on August 26, 1945 but, since this was that was the first time that time trials were run on this racetrack, whatever the fastest time was would have been a track record.

 

**Actual time not given.

 

***The Camden #23 and the Westerhaus #23 were the same car just owned by different owners at different times.  Therefore, the car itself scored a total of 11 feature victories and is therefore the actual winner in that category.

 

****The race on August 26, 1945 was run just eleven days after the federal government lifted their ban on the sport that had been in place since July 31, 1942.

 

Sources:  Wichita Beacon newspapers 1945 – 1949

                One Tough Circuit, Midget Racing in America’s Heartland by Bill Hill

 

 

If you have more information about the midget races at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas, please contact Bob Lawrence.

 

 

 

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