This photo of D. A. Clem in his #13 front-wheel-drive midget was actually taken at West Side Speedway on the night of August 31, 1941 – Vickey Cummings collection

 

 

West Side Speedway

1/5 mile dirt racetrack that was located two blocks north

of Douglas Street between Glenn Street and Vine Street

at 1800 West Third Street in Wichita, Kansas

 

Kansas Midget Racing (KMR)

Sanctioned Midget Races

Sunday Night, August 31, 1941

Promoter:  Frank Murphy

Announcer:  Larry Stanley

 

 

First Heat – 10 Laps

PLACE

CAR #

DRIVER

FROM

1

9

Al Pichitino

Detroit, Michigan

2

44

Clyde Graves

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

3

13

D. A. Clem

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Second Heat – 10 Laps

1

58

Vic Rothe

Kansas City, Missouri

2

C5

Bud Camden

Wichita, Kansas

3

75

George Smith

Kansas City, Missouri

 

 

 

 

Third Heat – 10 Laps

1

77

Harold Priddy

Salina, Kansas

2

½

Frank Dickerson

Wichita, Kansas

3

9

Red Taylor

Chapman, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Fourth Heat – 10 Laps

1

99

Bob McKim

Salina, Kansas

2

14

Mike Applebee

Salina, Kansas

3

7-11

Art McCammon

Delphos, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Consolation

1

60

Carl Oliver

Wichita, Kansas

2

7

George “Junior” Elrod

Wichita, Kansas

3

74

Paul “Breezy” Barber

Salina, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Match Race – 4 fastest qualifiers

1

13

D. A. Clem

Wichita, Kansas

2

75

George Smith

Kansas City, Missouri

3

44

Clyde Graves

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

4

58

Vic Rothe

Kansas City, Missouri

 

 

 

 

B Feature – 20 Laps

1

77

Harold Priddy

Salina, Kansas

2

33

Emmett M. “Buzz” Barton

Chickasha, Oklahoma

3

99

Bob McKim

Salina, Kansas

4

60

Carl Oliver

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

A Feature – 30 Laps

1

75

George Smith*

Kansas City, Missouri

2

58

Vic Rothe

Kansas City, Missouri

3

13

D. A. Clem

Wichita, Kansas

4

44

Clyde Graves

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

  

60 – Carl Oliver

 

7 –  George “Junior” Elrod

Darrin McKim collection

 

77 – Harold Priddy

Westerhaus collection

 

 

44 – Clyde Graves

 

58 – Vic Rothe

 

C5 – Bud Camden

 

75 – George Smith*

 

99 – Bob McKim

 

7-11 – Art McCammon

Cindy Abbott collection

 

14 – Mike Applebee

Vickey Cummings collection

 

 

 

 

 

*George Smith, driving Art Berry’s #75 Ford V8-60 from Raytown, Missouri, lapped the entire field three times in route to victory in the 30-lap A feature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unless otherwise noted, all of the photographs on this web page are from the book One Tough Circuit, Midget Racing in America’s Heartland by Bill Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

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