Results of Auto and Motorcycle Races Run at

Arkansas City Speedway

a.k.a.

West Madison Speedway

Arkansas City, Kansas

1930 - 1932

 

A Composite of Reports Published in the

 Arkansas City Daily Traveler and Arkansas City Tribune

 

 

Friday - July 4, 1930 – Independence Day

 A.A.A. Sanctioned Auto Races
Advertised Purse:  $1,235

Attendance:  “Small crowd”

 

To see pre-race newspaper advertisements and publicity articles leading up to this auto race.

 

Entry List:

 

Driver

From

Car Owner

From

Car #

Car

1

Carl Mayfield

Oklahoma City, OK

Carl Mayfield

Oklahoma City, OK

C-13

Mayfield Spl.

2

Pat Cunningham

St. Joseph, MO

C. O. Bennett

Kansas City, MO

700

B & B Spl. Fronty

3

Lew Reynolds

St. Joseph, MO

George Lawhon

St. Joseph, MO

X-35

Lawhon Spl.

4

W. D. “Bill” Shea*

Bartlesville, OK

V. B. Brown

Bartlesville, OK

58

Brown Spl.

5

Jimmy Martin

Wichita, KS

Jimmy Martin

Wichita, KS

3

Martin Bro. Spl.

6

George L. Williams

Wichita, KS

 

 

1

Fronty Spl.

7

Louis “Speed” Irwin**

Iola, KS

Russell D. “R. D.” Hill

Arkansas City, KS

7

Hill Spl. Fronty Ford

8

Andrew Fuller

Arkansas City, KS

Andrew Fuller

Arkansas City, KS

30-30

Gallivan Ford

9

Rea Bray

Hutchinson, KS

Rea Bray 

Hutchinson, KS 

4

Bray Spl. Fronty Ford

10

Jimmy Davis

Duncan, OK

 

 

711

Wells-Brook Spl.

11

Robert Landon

Arkansas City, KS

Dwight Moody

Arkansas City, KS

2

Moody Spl.

12

Gilbert B. Eddie

Arkansas City, KS

Joe Hutchinson

Arkansas City, KS

44

Hutchinson Spl.

13

Bill Mathews

Oklahoma City, OK

Bill Mathews

Oklahoma City, OK

 

Mathews Spl.

* William David “Bill” Shea (1902-1957)

** Louis Julius “Speed” Irwin (1904-1987)

 

 

Time Trials – 1 Lap – Purse: $25

 

Driver

From

Car #

Car

Time

Purse

1

Pat Cunningham

St. Joseph, MO

700

B & B Special

30.8

$25

2

Rea Bray

Hutchinson, KS

4

Bray Spl. Fronty Ford

31.2

-

3

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin

Iola, KS

7

Hill Spl. Fronty Ford

31.4

-

4

Andrew “Cokey” Fuller

Arkansas City, KS

30-30

Gallivan Ford

31.6

-

5

Gilbert B. Eddie

Arkansas City, KS

44

Hutchinson Special

31.8

-

6

George L. Williams

Wichita, KS

1

Fronty Special

32.0

-

7

Jimmy Davis

Duncan, OK

711

Wells-Brook Special

32.0

-

8

Jimmy Martin

Wichita, KS

3

Martin Brothers Special

32.2

-

9

Robert Landon

Arkansas City, KS

2

Moody Special

32.2

-

Rea Bray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat* – F & T Oil Co. Special Stake - 10 Laps – Purse: $250 - Time: 5:18.4

 

Driver

From

Car

Car #

Time

Purse

Reason Out

1

Pat Cunningham

St. Joseph, MO

B & B Special

700

5:18.4

$150

Running

2

Andrew “Cokey” Fuller

Arkansas City, KS

Gallivan Ford

30-30

5:18.6

65

Running

3

Rea Bray

Hutchinson, KS

Bray Spl. Fronty Ford

5:29.0

35

Running**

4

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin

Iola, KS

Hill Spl. Fronty Ford

7

 

-

Running

5

George L. Williams

Wichita, KS

Fronty Special

1

 

-

 

6

Gilbert B. Eddie

Arkansas City, KS

Hutchinson Special

44

DNF

-

Wreck

* For the fastest six cars from time trials.

** Rea Clyde Bray finished this race running on only three wheels.

 

To see what the newspaper said about this race.

 

 

 

Second Heat* – Home National Bank Special Stake - 10 Laps – Purse: $135 - Time: 5:17.2

 

Driver

From

Car

Car #

Time

Purse

Reason Out

1

Rea Bray

Hutchinson, KS

Bray Spl. Fronty Ford

5:17.2

$75

Running

2

Jimmy Davis

Duncan, OK

Wells-Brook Special

711

5:29.4

35

Running

3

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin

Iola, KS

Hill Spl. Fronty Ford

7

5:40.6

25

Running

4

George L. Williams

Wichita, KS

Fronty Special

1

 

-

 

              * For the fastest six cars from time trials excluding the first two finishers in the first heat race.

 

To see what the newspaper said about this race.

 

 

Third Heat* – Security National Bank Special Stake – 12 Laps – Purse: $100 - Time: 6:31.8

 

Driver

From

Car

Car #

Time

Purse

Reason Out

1

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin

Iola, KS

Hill Spl. Fronty Ford

7

6:31.8

$50

Running

2

Robert Landon

Arkansas City, KS

Moody Special

2

6:36.4

30

Running

3

Andrew “Cokey” Fuller**

Arkansas City, KS

Hutchinson Special

44

7:30.0

20

Running

4

George L. Williams

Wichita, KS

Fronty Special

1

 

-

 

5

Jimmy Martin

Wichita, KS

Martin Brothers Special

3

 

-

 

  * For the fastest six cars from time trials excluding the first two finishers in the first two heat races.

** Andrew B. “Cokey” Fuller (1902-1932) replaced Gilbert Eddie as the driver of Joe Hutchinson’s “Hutchinson Special” #44 for this heat race.  The car limped across the finish line in a distant third place with a “blown piston”.

 

 

To see what the newspaper said about this race.

 

 

 

Special* – Union State Bank Special Stake – 8 Laps – Purse: $85 - Time: 4:31.4

 

Driver

From

Car

Car #

Time

Purse

Reason Out

1

Robert Landon

Arkansas City, KS

Moody Special

2

4:31.4

$40

Running

2

Jimmy Martin

Wichita, KS

Martin Brothers Special

3

4:28.0

30

Running

3

Jimmy Davis

Duncan, OK

Wells-Brook Special

711

4:31.4

15

Running

              * The criteria for a starting position in this “special” race was not included in the newspaper reports.

 

To see what the newspaper said about this race.

 

 

Main Event* – Kanotex and Shell Refinery Sweepstakes - 16 Laps – Purse $640 - Time: 8:26.0

 

Driver

From

Car

Car #

Time

Purse

Reason Out

1

Pat Cunningham

St. Joseph, MO

B & B Fronty Spl

700

8:26.0

$350

Running

2

Rea Bray

Hutchinson, KS

Bray Spl. Fronty Ford

4

8:30.0

175

Running

3

Andrew B. “Cokey” Fuller

Arkansas City, KS

Gallivan Ford

30-30

8:38.0

80

Running

4

Robert Landon

Arkansas City, KS

Moody Special

2

9:30.0

35

Running

5

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin

Iola, KS

Hill Spl. Fronty Ford

7

DNF

-

 

6

Jimmy Davis

Duncan, OK

Wells-Brook Special

711

DNF

-

Wreck

              * For the first two finishers from each of the three heat races.

 

To see what the newspaper said about this race.

 

 

 

 


 Sunday - July 20, 1930

Stock Car Races

Attendance:  “Fair-sized audience”

 

 

Time Trials – 1 Lap

 

 

Driver

From

Car

Time

 

1

Matt Ward

Duncan, OK

Ford Roadster

35.8

2

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin*

Iola, KS

 

35.8

3

Lawrence O. Hughes

Beatrice, NE

Chrysler “75” Roadster

36.2

4

Doc Newman

 

 

36.2

 

L. B. Ward

 

Chevrolet

 

 

Joe Muhlher

Guthrie, OK 

Chevrloet 6

 

 

Jack Shore

Oklahoma City, OK

DeSoto

 

 

Gilbert B. Eddie

Arkansas City, KS

Ford Roadster

 

 

Jimmy Snyder

Arkansas City, KS

Pontiac

 

 

Henry F. “Wingey” Williams

Wichita Falls, TX

 

 

 

Max Richards

Arkansas City, KS

Ford Touring

 

 

Carl Schroeder

Arkansas City, KS

 

 

Henry F. “Wingey” Williams

 

Ira Patten

Ottawa, KS

 

 

* Louis J. “Speed” Irwin (1904-1987) tied with Matt Ward for quick time in the time trials, but then lost a coin toss for the honor.

 

 

First Heat – 10 Laps - Time: 6:10.6

 

Driver

From

Car

Reason Out

1

Matt Ward

Duncan, OK

Ford roadster

Running

2

Lawrence O. Hughes

Beatrice, NE

Chrysler “75” roadster

Running

3

Joe Muhlher

Guthrie, OK 

Chevrolet 6

Running

 

Doc Newman

 

 

 

 

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin

Iola, KS

 

Overheated

For the fastest seven car from time trials.

 

 

Second Heat – 10 Laps – Time: 6:18.6

 

Driver

From

Car

1

Jack Shore

Oklahoma City, OK

DeSoto 

2

Henry F. “Wingey” Williams

Wichita Falls, TX

 

3

L. B. Ward

 

Chevrolet

For non-money winners from the first heat plus those who did not qulify in the top seven positions in time trials.

 

 

Match Race – 10 Laps – Time: 6:40.0

 

Driver

Car

Time

1

Andrew B. “Cokey” Fuller*

Ford roadster

6:40.0

2

L. B. Ward

Chevrolet

6:40.2

*Andrew B. “Cokey” Fuller replaced Matt Ward as driver of Matt’s Ford Raodser.

 

 

Consolation – 8 Laps – Time: 5:05.0

 

Driver

From

Car

1

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin

Iola, KS

 

2

Gilbert B. Eddie

Arkansas City, KS

Ford Roadster

3

Jimmy Snyder

Arkansas City, KS

Pontiac

 

 

“Junk Car” Sweepstakes – 10 Laps – Time: 8:03.0

 

Driver

From

Car

 

Max Richards

Arkansas City, KS

Ford Touring

 

Carl Schroeder

Arkansas City, KS

 

 

Ira Patten

Ottawa, KS

 

“For cars valued at less than $50.”  Apparently this was a claim race.

 

 

Sweepstakes – 25 Laps – Time: 15:16.4

 

Driver

From

Car

1

Andrew B. “Cokey” Fuller*

Arkansas City, KS

Ford Roadster

2

Lawrence O. Hughes

Beatrice, NE

Chrysler “75” Roadster

3

Joe Muhlher

Guthrie, OK

Chevrolet 6

Cokey Fuller

 

 

 

 

* Andrew B. “Cokey” Fuller replaced Matt Ward as driver of Matt’s Ford Raodser as Matt had an infected hand injury.

 

 

To see what the newspaper had to say about the auto races run on this speedway on July 20, 1930

 

To see what the newspaper had to say about all the races run on this speedway in 1930 - 1932.

 

 

 

 

 


Monday - September 5, 1932 – Labor Day

Motorcycle Races

Attendance:  “Several Thousand”

 

Time Trials – 1 Lap

 

Rider

From

Motorcycle

Time

1

Albert Jones

Oklahoma City, OK

Indian

34.4

2

Frank P. Chacon

Wichita, KS

Indian

35.0

3

Lonnie Lee Rose

Arkansas City, KS

Indian Scout 45

35.0

4

Herb Ottaway

Wichita, KS

Indian

37.2

5

Cecil Mulken

Wichita, KS

Excelsior-Henderson Special

38.2

6

Willis Holman

Coffeyville, KS

Harley-Davidson

39.6

7

Frank Douglas

Oklahoma City, OK

Indian

39.8

8

Frenchie Bourdine

Coffeyville, KS

Indian

40.8

9

Jimmy Hicks

Oklahoma City, OK

Indian

43.4

10

Glen Richmond

Wichita, KS

 

 

Lonnie Lee Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat – 6 Laps – Time: 3:31.8

 

Rider

From

Motorcycle

1

Lonnie Lee Rose

Arkansas City, KS

Indian Scout 45

 

 

Second Heat – 6 Laps – Time: 4:06.8

 

Rider

From

Motorcycle

1

Willis Holman

Coffeyville, KS

Harley-Davidson

 

Australian Pursuit – 7 Laps* – Time: 4:55.0

 

Rider

From

Motorcycle

1

Albert Jones

Oklahoma City, OK

Indian

2

Frenchie Bourdine

Coffeyville, KS

Indian

3

Cecil Mulken

Wichita, KS

Excelsior-Henderson Special

* This race was scheduled to go ten laps, or until only one rider remained.  Jones eliminated Bourdine on the seventh lap.

 

Barrel Race – 4 Laps – Time: 6:26.0

 

Rider

From

Motorcycle

1

Frank Douglas

Oklahoma City, OK

Indian

2

Glen Richmond

Wichita, KS

 

3

Lonnie Lee Rose

Arkansas City, KS

Indian Scout 45

 

 

Sweepstakes – 6 Laps – Time: 3:33.4

 

Rider

From

Motorcycle

1

Lonnie Lee Rose

Arkansas City, KS

Indian Scout 45

2

Albert Jones

Oklahoma City, OK

Indian

3

Frank P. Chacon

Wichita, KS

Indian

 

This is the 1930 Indian Scout 45 with drop center rims that Lonnie Lee Rose rode in the races at Arkansas City Speedway on Labor Day, 1932.  He would remove the fenders and chain guard to race Russell J. Moore collection

 

 

To see newspaper articles pertain to the motorcycle races run on this speedway on September 5, 1932.

 

To see results of races run on this speedway in 1929.

 

To go to the Arkansas City Speedway a. k. a. West Madison Speedway home page.

 

For LINKS to other websites.

 

To send e-mail to Bob Lawrence.