West Side Speedway

1/8 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, June 22, 1941

Promoted by Frank Murphy

Run before a capacity crowd of over 3,000 spectators

Adult admission:  40 cents plus tax

Children under 12:  15 cents plus tax

 

 Published Entries

 

DRIVER:

FROM:

 

Emmett Taylor

Wichita, Kansas

 

Frank Dickerson

Wichita, Kansas

 

Wayland “Bud” Camden

Wichita, Kansas

 

Ralph Foster

Wichita, Kansas

 

D. A. Clem

Wichita, Kansas

 

Rex Woodward

Wichita, Kansas

 

Carl Oliver

Wichita, Kansas

 

Jimmy Stallman

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Shorty Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Art McCammon

Delphos, Kansas

 

Eldon “Curly” Steerman

Salina, Kansas

 

Bob McKim

Salina, Kansas

 

Clarence Green

Salina, Kansas

 

Mike Applebee

Salina, Kansas

 

Chuck Taylor

Salina, Kansas

 

John Dix

Salina, Kansas

 

Charley Hedges

Salina, Kansas

 

Harold Priddy

Salina, Kansas

 

Red Taylor

Chapman, Kansas

 

Louis Geisen

Minneapolis, Kansas

 

Butch Shearer

Abilene, Kansas

 

Al Bailey

Junction City, Kansas

 

 

 

Time Trials – D. A. Clem’s fast time for one lap of 13.28 was followed by Rex Woodward’s second quickest time of 13:42 

PLACE:

DRIVER:

ENGINE:

1

D. A. Clem

4-cyl. Menasco

 2

Rex Woodward

Ford V8-60

 

Emmett Taylor

Ford V8-60

 

Carl Oliver

Ford V8-60

 

Harold Priddy

Ford V8-60

 

Red Taylor

Chevy

 

Eldon “Curly” Steerman

Ford V8-60

 

Bob McKim

Ford V8-60

 

M. L. “Al“ Faulkner

Ford V8-60 

 

Mike Applebee

Ford V8-60

 

Wayland “Bud” Camden

Ford V8-60

 

Ernie Powell

Ford V8-60

 

Art McCammon

Ford V8-60

 

Jimmy Stallman

Willys

 

Clarence Green

Ford V8-60

 

Frank Dickerson

Evinrude-Elto 4-60

 

 

 

First Heat – 10 Laps – 2:16.4

1

D. A. Clem

4-cyl. Menasco

2

Rex Woodward

Ford V8-60

3

Emmett Taylor

Ford V8-60

 

 

 

Second Heat – 10 Laps – 2:23.0

1

Carl Oliver

Ford V8-60

2

Harold Priddy

Ford V8-60

3

Red Taylor

Chevy

 

 

 

Third Heat – 10 Laps – 2:23.4

1

Eldon “Curly” Steerman

Ford V8-60

2

Bob McKim

Ford V8-60

3

Al Faulkner

 

 

 

 

Fourth Heat – 10 Laps – 2:28.6

1

Mike Applebee

Ford V8-60

2

Wayland “Bud” Camden

Ford V8-60

3

Ernie Powell

Ford V8-60

 

 

 

Fifth Heat – 10 Laps – 2:24.0

1

Art McCammon

Ford V8-60

2

Jimmy Stallman

Willys

3

Clarence Green

Ford V8-60

 4

Frank Dickerson

Evinrude-Elto 4-60

     Art McCammon suffered a cut lip when he slammed into the fence on a false start to this race.

     Clarence Green suffered a dislocated knee later in the event when his mount tangled with that of Frank Dickerson.

 

Match Race – 10 Laps – 2:30.0

1

Emmett Taylor

Ford V8-60

2

Rex Woodward

Ford V8-60

     Rex Woodward crashed into a board fence during this event. 

 

B Feature – 20 Laps – 5:02.8

1

Bud Camden

Ford V8-60

2

Eldon “Curly” Steerman

Ford V8-60

3

Mike Applebee

Ford V8-60

4

Art McCammon

Ford V8-60

 

 

 

A Feature – 30 Laps – 7:00.0

1

D. A. Clem

4-cyl. Menasco

2

Emmett Taylor

Ford V8-60

3

Harold Priddy

Ford V8-60

4

Bob McKim

Ford V8-60

     Rex Woodward was hot on D. A. Clem’s heels at the halfway point in the A feature when they came up to lap a slower car.  Clem hesitated and Woodward’s Ford ran up and over Clem’s machine did a complete flip in the air before landing on its wheels and then crashing through a high board fence before a dazed Woodward could get it stopped.  Woodward was uninjured while Clem suffered a severely lacerated hand in the melee.  Clem completed the race and then drove himself to the hospital to get his hand stitched up.

 

 

 

Rex Woodward

 

Harold Priddy

Westerhaus collection

Jimmy Stallman

Stallman family collection

 

D. A. Clem 

 

 

Frank Dickerson

 

Art McCammon

Cindy Abbott collection

 

Bob McKim 

 

 

Wayland “Bud” Camden

 

Emmett Taylor 

 

 

Ernie Powell

 

Carl Oliver

 

Charley Hedges

 

Eldon “Curly” Steerman

Wichita Beacon photo

 

Mike Applebee

Vickey Cummings collection

 

Red Taylor

Vickey Cummings collection

 

 

 

 

Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this web page are from the book One Tough Circuit, Midget Racing in the Heartland by Bill Hill

 

 

 

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