Arlington Emmett Carpenter
1913 – 1998
ABOVE: Emmett Carpenter is shown being pushed in his Fronty Ford powered sprint car through the fourth turn of the half-mile Cowley County Fairgrounds racetrack on the west edge of Winfield, Kansas on July 28, 1934. He turned in the slowest time in time trials that day of 37.2 seconds. Click your mouse in the photo to see little a wider angle of that same photo – Swart family photo collection
RIGHT: This photo of Emmett Carpenter was taken in the early 1950s while he was statistician, handicapper, and publicity directory for the Cejay Stadium racetrack in Wichita, Kansas. Emmett also wrote a column titled “In Southern Kansas” that was published in the National Speed Sport News for 50 years – Jim Edwards photo
BELOW: This photo of Emmett Carpenter and his Fronty Ford powered sprint car was taken at Anthony, Kansas on July 21, 1934. Note that the car’s number “599” had been changed to “0” by the time he raced the car at Winfield, Kansas the following week. The car had been built by Bill Swart at a cost of $75 and was co-owned by Swart’s brother, Ben Swart and Carpenter – Swart family photo collection
Emmett Carpenter was born on July 16, 1913 at Coudersport, Pennsylvania; died May 11, 1998 at Wichita, Kansas and is buried in the Chenango Cemetery at Troupsburg, New York.