Motorcycle Races

Cowley County Fairgrounds

Winfield, Kansas

Friday    October 15, 1909

  

The program consisted of automobile races, motorcycles races, and bicycle races.

 

 

 

Results of the Motorcycle races:

 

 

Time Trials 4 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Time

 

1

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, KS

 2:31.5

 

 

 

 

The Slow Race 1 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

 Time

1

A. C. Bland

Winfield, KS

 7:20.0

 

 

 

Race Open Only to Residents of Winfield or Arkansas City, Kansas 2 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Purse

Time

1

Pete Hickerson

Winfield, KS

$15

1:27.00

 

 

 

Race Open Only to Residents of Winfield or Arkansas City, Kansas 4 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Purse

Time

1

Pete Hickerson

Winfield, KS

$15

3:16.00

 

 

 

Novelty Race 6 laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Time

1

Ray Hockaday

Wichita, KS

5:58.00

 

 

 

Single Cylinder Race 4 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Time

1

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, KS

2:17.00

 

 

 

6-Lap Race

Place

Rider

Hometown

 

1

Ray Hockaday

Wichita, KS

 

 

 

 

10-Lap Race 10 laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Time

1

Ray Hockaday

Wichita, KS

7:55.0

 

 

 

20-Lap Final

Place

Rider

Hometown

 

1

Ray Weishaar

Wichita, KS

 

The purse for this final race consisted of a $50 gold watch to the winner.

 

 

 

            There was a race for two miles between one motorcycle and two automobiles.  Ray Weishaar of Wichita, Kansas won that race on his motorcycle in 2 minutes, 31.0 seconds to collect the $100 challenge prize.  It is believed that one of the automobiles was driven by Lemuel B. Kimball (1877-1941) of Arkansas City, Kansas but nothing is currently known about the second car or its driver.  It is known that at least Buick, REO, and Hudson automobiles were entered in these races at Winfield although it is unknown which, if any of those automobiles, were entered in this particular race.

 

 

 

 

Race Officials

Judge John Parman of Arkansas City, Kansas

Judge Wilmer H. Billings of Arkansas City, Kansas

Time Keeper W. N. Harris of Arkansas City, Kansas

 

 

 

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