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, Oklahoma

Carl Mayfield

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

C-13

Mayfield special

2

Pat Cunningham

St. Joseph, Missouri

C. O. Bennett

Kansas City Missouri

700

B & B special Fronty

3

Lew Reynolds

St. Joseph, Missouri

George Lawhon

St. Joseph, Missouri

X-35

Lawhon special

4

W. D. “Bill” Shea*

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

V. B. Brown

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

58

Brown special

5

Jimmy Martin

Wichita, Kansas

Jimmy Martin

Wichita, Kansas

3

Martin Brthers.special.

6

George L. Williams

Wichita, Kansas

 

1

Fronty special.

7

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin**

Iola, Kansas

Russell D. “R. D.” Hill

Arkansas City, Kansas

7

Hill special Fronty Ford

8

Andrew B. “Cokey” Fuller

Arkansas City, Kansas

Andrew B. “Cokey” Fuller

Arkansas City, Kansas

30-30

Gallivan Ford

9

Rea Bray

Hutchinson, Kansas

Rea Bray 

Hutchinson, Kansas 

4

Bray special Fronty Ford

10

Jimmy Davis

Duncan, Oklahoma

M. T. Wells & Maxie L. BrooKansas

San Antonio, Texas

7-11

Well-Brook special

11

Robert Landon

Arkansas City, Kansas

Dwight Moody

Arkansas City, Kansas

2

Moody special

12

Gilbert B. Eddie****

Arkansas City, Kansas

Johnsons Garage

Arkansas City, Kansas

44

Hutchinson special

13

Bill Mathews***

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Bill Mathews

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Mathews special

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

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

*** Although entered in these races, both Carl Mayfield and Bill Mathews chose to compete in races being run at Cushing, Oklahoma on this same date.

**** The Hutchinson special was a Rajo Ford that had been built by Joe Hutchinson and purchased by the Johnson Garage for driver Gilbert B. Eddie.

 

 

Time Trials – 1 Lap – Purse: $25

 

Driver

From

Car #

Car

Time

Purse

1

Pat Cunningham

St. Joseph, Missouri

700

B & B special

30.8

$25

2

Rea Bray

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Bray special Fronty Ford

31.2

-

3

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin

Iola, Kansas

7

Hill special Fronty Ford

31.4

-

4

Andrew B. “Cokey” Fuller

Arkansas City, Kansas

30-30

Gallivan Ford

31.6

-

5

Gilbert B. Eddie

Arkansas City, Kansas

44

Hutchinson special

31.8

-

6

George L. Williams

Wichita, Kansas

1

Fronty special

32.0

-

7

Jimmy Davis

Duncan, Oklahoma

7-11

Well-Brook special

32.0

-

8

Jimmy Martin

Wichita, Kansas

3

Martin Brothers special

32.2

-

9

Robert Landon

Arkansas City, Kansas

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, Missouri

B & B special

700

5:18.4

$150

Running

2

Andrew B. “Cokey” Fuller

Arkansas City, Kansas

Gallivan Ford

30-30

5:18.6

65

Running

3

Rea Bray

Hutchinson, Kansas

Bray special Fronty Ford

5:29.0

35

Running**

4

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin

Iola, Kansas

Hill special Fronty Ford

7

 

-

Running

5

George L. Williams

Wichita, Kansas

Fronty special

1

 

-

 

6

Gilbert B. Eddie

Arkansas City, Kansas

Hutchinson special

44

DNF

-

Wreck

* For the fastest six cars from time trials.

** Rea Clyde Brayfinished 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, Kansas

Bray special Fronty Ford

5:17.2

$75

Running

2

Jimmy Davis

Duncan, Oklahoma

Well-Brook special

7-11

5:29.4

35

Running

3

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin

Iola, Kansas

Hill special Fronty Ford

7

5:40.6

25

Running

4

George L. Williams

Wichita, Kansas

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, Kansas

Hill special Fronty Ford

7

6:31.8

$50

Running

2

Robert Landon

Arkansas City, Kansas

Moody special

2

6:36.4

30

Running

3

Andrew B. “Cokey” Fuller**

Arkansas City, Kansas

Hutchinson special

44

7:30.0

20

Running

4

George L. Williams

Wichita, Kansas

Fronty special

1

 

-

 

5

Jimmy Martin

Wichita, Kansas

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 B. Eddie as the driver of the Johnson Garage’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, Kansas

Moody special

2

4:31.4

$40

Running

2

Jimmy Martin

Wichita, Kansas

Martin Brothers special

3

4:28.0

30

Running

3

Jimmy Davis

Duncan, Oklahoma

Well-Brook special

7-11

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, Missouri

B & B Fronty special

700

8:26.0

$350

Running

2

Rea Bray

Hutchinson, Kansas

Bray special Fronty Ford

4

8:30.0

175

Running

3

Andrew B. “Cokey” Fuller

Arkansas City, Kansas

Gallivan Ford

30-30

8:38.0

80

Running

4

Robert Landon

Arkansas City, Kansas

Moody special

2

9:30.0

35

Running

5

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin

Iola, Kansas

Hill special Fronty Ford

7

DNF

-

 

6

Jimmy Davis

Duncan, Oklahoma

Well-Brook special

7-11

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, Oklahoma

Ford Roadster

35.8

2

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin*

Iola, Kansas

 

35.8

3

Lawrence O. Hughes

Beatrice, Nebraska

Chrysler “75” Roadster

36.2

4

Doc Newman

 

 

36.2

 

L. B. Ward

 

Chevrolet

 

 

Joe Muhlher

Guthrie, Oklahoma

Chevrloet 6

 

 

Jack Shore

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

DeSoto

 

 

Gilbert B. Eddie

Arkansas City, Kansas

Ford Roadster

 

 

Jimmy Snyder

Arkansas City, Kansas

Pontiac

 

 

Henry F. “Wingey” Williams

Wichita Falls, Texas

 

 

 

Max Richards

Arkansas City, Kansas

Ford Touring

 

 

Carl Schroeder

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

 

Henry F. “Wingey” Williams

 

Ira Patten

Ottawa, Kansas

 

 

* 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, Oklahoma

Ford roadster

Running

2

Lawrence O. Hughes

Beatrice, Nebraska

Chrysler “75” roadster

Running

3

Joe Muhlher

Guthrie, Oklahoma 

Chevrolet 6

Running

 

Doc Newman

 

 

 

 

Louis J. “Speed” Irwin

Iola, Kansas

 

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, Oklahoma

DeSoto 

2

Henry F. “Wingey” Williams

Wichita Falls, Texas

 

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, Kansas

 

2

Gilbert B. Eddie

Arkansas City, Kansas

Ford Roadster

3

Jimmy Snyder

Arkansas City, Kansas

Pontiac

 

 

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

 

Driver

From

Car

 

Max Richards

Arkansas City, Kansas

Ford Touring

 

Carl Schroeder

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

 

Ira Patten

Ottawa, Kansas

 

“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, Kansas

Ford Roadster

2

Lawrence O. Hughes

Beatrice, Nebraska

Chrysler “75” Roadster

3

Joe Muhlher

Guthrie, Oklahoma

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, Oklahoma

Indian

34.4

2

Frank P. Chacon

Wichita, Kansas

Indian

35.0

3

Lonnie Lee Rose

Arkansas City, Kansas

Indian Scout 45

35.0

4

Herb Ottaway

Wichita, Kansas

Indian

37.2

5

Cecil Mulken

Wichita, Kansas

Excelsior-Henderson special

38.2

6

Willis Holman

Coffeyville, Kansas

Harley-Davidson

39.6

7

Frank Douglas

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Indian

39.8

8

Frenchie Bourdine

Coffeyville, Kansas

Indian

40.8

9

Jimmy HicKansas

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Indian

43.4

10

Glen Richmond

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

Lonnie Lee Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat – 6 Laps – Time: 3:31.8

 

Rider

From

Motorcycle

1

Lonnie Lee Rose

Arkansas City, Kansas

Indian Scout 45

 

 

Second Heat – 6 Laps – Time: 4:06.8

 

Rider

From

Motorcycle

1

Willis Holman

Coffeyville, Kansas

Harley-Davidson

 

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

 

Rider

From

Motorcycle

1

Albert Jones

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Indian

2

Frenchie Bourdine

Coffeyville, Kansas

Indian

3

Cecil Mulken

Wichita, Kansas

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, Oklahoma

Indian

2

Glen Richmond

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

Lonnie Lee Rose

Arkansas City, Kansas

Indian Scout 45

 

 

Sweepstakes – 6 Laps – Time: 3:33.4

 

Rider

From

Motorcycle

1

Lonnie Lee Rose

Arkansas City, Kansas

Indian Scout 45

2

Albert Jones

Oklahoma City, Kansas

Indian

3

Frank P. Chacon

Wichita, Kansas

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 pertaining 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 at: sprintguy @ cox.net