July 4, 1952




 The photograph above was taken from the grandstands of the Cowley County Fairgrounds in Winfield, Kansas just before the start of time trials on July 4, 1952.  It was published on page 12 of the May 27, 1953 issue of the Winfield Daily Courier with the following caption:

     "Stock cars will again line up on the fairgrounds track when the Lions Club sponsors the Memorial Day races here Saturday.  Time trials will start at 1:30 p.m. and the races at 2 p.m.  Among the many drivers from over this section who will take part are Joe Collins and Bud Webster, Winfield car owners and drivers, both of whom are top money winners at Wichita, Oklahoma City, Newton, and Enid races."

     Car #22, at right, was driven by Joe Collins and owned by Bud Webster, both of Winfield.  Car #5, fourth in line, was driven by Carl Simpson of Wichita, Kansas.  The second car in the second group of cars was the #24 sedan owned by Al White and driven by Will Forrest, both of Wichita.  The third car back in the second group of cars was owned by Ted Kammerer and driven by Bill Mears, both of Wichita.  The car out of line on the far left side of this picture, was driven by J. D. Cox, of Wichita.  To see another photo of this scene taken about one minute after this one, click your mouse on the photograph above.  In that picture, notice that J. D. Cox has moved his car into place in line as the sixth car back in the second group.

Lining Up to Race
The white sedan with the black hood, in the middle of this picture, was the #24 owned by Al White and driven by Will Forrest.  If you recognize any of the other cars in this photo, please contact Bob Lawrence.



Joe Collins

Bud Webster

Carl Simpson

Will Forrest

Bill Mears

J. D. Cox



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