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

 

Midget Auto Races Sanctioned by

Kansas Midget Racing (KMR)

 

Sunday Night - May 31, 1942

Promoted by Frank Murphy

Adult admission:  40¢

Children under 12:  10¢

 

 

Time Trials – 1 lap – Fast time: 11.74 – New track record

PLACE:

DRIVER:

FROM:

ENGINE:

1

Clarence Brooks

Sioux City, IA

Continental

 

Vic Rothe

Kansas City, MO

Offenhauser

 

Mac McHenry

Wichita, KS

Menasco

 

Curly Steerman

Salina, KS

Ford V8-60

 

Mike Applebee

Salina, KS

Ford V8-60

 

Bob McKim

Salina, KS

Ford V8-60

 

Charley Hedges

Salina, KS

Continental

 

Bill Brown

Wichita, KS

Willys

 

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Ford V8-60

 

Ralph Foster

Wichita, KS

Ford V8-60

 

Red Taylor

Wichita, KS

Ford V8-60

 

Dwight Wadley

Wichita, KS

Ford V8-60

 

Norman Richardson

Wichita, KS

Ford V8-60

 

Eddie Overton

Wichita, KS

Continental

 

Buss Bartlett

Wichita, KS

Willys

 

Don Brown

Salina, KS

Ford V8-60

 

Val Jameson

McPherson, KS

Ford V8-60

 

Ernie Booth

Chickasha, OK

Ford V8-60

 

Buzz Barton

Chickasha, OK

Ford V8-60

 

Dick Sharp

Chickasha, OK

Ford V8-60

 

Frank Dickerson

Tulsa, OK

Ford V8-60

 

Clyde Graves

Oklahoma City, OK

Ford V8-60

 

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

Ford V8-60

 

 

 

 

First Heat – 8 laps – Time: 1:37.8 – New track record

1

Frank Dickerson

Tulsa, OK

Ford V8-60

2

Curly Steerman

Salina, KS

Ford V8-60

3

Mac McHenry

Wichita, KS

Menasco

 

 

 

 

Second Heat – 8 laps

1

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

Ford V8-60

2

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Ford V8-60

3

Red Taylor

Wichita, KS

Ford V8-60

 

 

 

 

Third Heat – 8 laps

1

Clarence Brooks

Sioux City, IA

Continental

2

Mike Applebee

Salina, KS

Ford V8-60

3

Charley Hedges

Salina, KS

Continental

 

 

 

 

Fourth Heat – 8 laps

1

Dick Sharp

Chickasha, OK

Ford V8-60

2

Ernie Booth

Chickasha, OK

Ford V8-60

3

Dwight Wadley

Wichita, KS

Ford V8-60

 

 

 

 

Consolation Race

1

Eddie Overton

Wichita, KS

Continental

2

Don Brown

Salina, KS

Ford V8-60

 

 

 

 

Australian Pursuit

1

Red Taylor

Wichita, KS

Ford V8-60

2

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

Ford V8-60

 

 

 

 

B Feature – 20 laps

1

Mike Applebee

Salina, KS

Ford V8-60

2

Ernie Booth

Chickasha, OK

Ford V8-60

3

Charley Hedges

Salina, KS

Continental

 

 

 

 

A Feature – 12 cars - 30 laps

1

Clarence Merritt

Chelsea, OK

Ford V8-60

2

Bud Camden

Wichita, KS

Ford V8-60

3

Frank Dickerson

Tulsa, OK

Ford V8-60

4

Red Taylor

Wichita, KS

Ford V8-60

 

Dick Sharp

Chickasha, OK

Ford V8-60

 

Clarence Brooks

Sioux City, IA

Continental

DNF

Mac McHenry

Wichita, KS

Menasco

Guy “Mac” McHenry’s D. A. Clem owned front-wheel-drive Menasco powered midget, lost a wheel on the fifth lap of the A feature and he was among the drivers that did not finish the race.

 

 

Dwight Wadley

 

Jimmy “Buss” Bartlett

 

Ernie Booth

 

Dick Sharp

 

Clyde Graves

 

Bill Brown

Darrin McKim collection

 

Charley Hedges

Vickey Cummings collection

 

Clarence Brooks

 

Vic Rothe

 

Guy “Mac” McHenry

Cindy Abbott collection

 

Eldon “Curly” Steerman

Wichita Beacon photo

 

Bob McKim

 

Wayland “Bud” Camden

 

Ralph Foster

 

Red Taylor

 

Don Brown

 

Emmett M. “Buzz” Barton

 

Frank Dickerson

 

Clarence Merritt

 

Mike Applebee

Vickey Cummings collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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