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This area will be for the 50's Sprint Cars.


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September 18, 1956 Hutchinson, KS. This was an IMCA race at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. #19 was Don Hutchinson from Kansas City, MO. A.J. Foyt from Houston, TX in the Vaughn Offy.

Later that day Don would pass away from injuries received in an accident involving A.J. in turn 4. Don was driving the former Bob Slater (1954 IMCA Champion) car. The car had already claim his life early.

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Another one from the collection of Ray Cunningham taken by Ray's dad Vernon (VG) in 1956. Harold Leep 2nd from the left. Anyone is welcome to add the names of the other three. Just post your comments in the post reply box at the bottom.

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September 9, 1956 Topeka, KS. Walt McWhorter in the Chet Wilson stretched midget sprint car "Mighty Mouse".

Another photo contributed by Ray Cunningham from the collection of his dad The Late Vernon Cunningham from Hutchinson, KS.
Vernon was probably the biggest sprint car fan from Hutchinson, atleast that I knew of.

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Emmett "Buzz" Barton from Tampa, Florida . Taken on 9-18-1956 at the Hutchinson IMCA races in Hutchinson.

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Two Wichita Legends, left Chet Wilson owner of the Might Mouse #25 and Walt McWhorter.

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Al "Cotton" Farmer from Dallas, TX at Belleville, KS on 5-30-57.

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Bobby Grimm after a win at Belleville on 5-30-57 in the Hector Honore famed Bardahl "Black Deuce".

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Bobby Grimm after the win at Belleville.

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The Black Duece after a feature win with Bobby Grimm at the wheel at Topeka on 9-9-56

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A.J. Foyt at Salem, Indiana in 1957 at a USAC sprint race.

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Hershel Wagner from Hickman Mills, MO at the September 9th IMCA Topeka back in 1956.

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If you viewers have any photos like these from the 50's and there saved on your computer you can post them right here. Just post a reply and click on the image button located on the first row of icons, then upload your photo to the site and then insert it into your reply.


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Red Forshee on Sept 18, 1956 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.

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Belleville, KS Memorial weekend 1957. I'm not sure pitting next to the track would be allowed now days. Notice the goal post. Even in the very beginning the track was a baseball field and the original grandstands were right behind home plate.

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Hutchinson's own sprint car star Mickey McCormick. To the far left is Vernon "VG" Cunningham. If there was a sprint car race VG was there.

I'm guessing if VG were still with us today he would be one of Racing From The Past biggest fans.

Editors note 5-12-07: Todd White of Hutchinson informed me the guy in the white shirt was Glenn Tracy from Hutch. I grew up right across the street from Glenn and wife Marge. I was friends with Glenn's kids, John, Glenn Jr; George, Debbie and Kathy.

As a kid I remember Glenn racing a #49 Hudson at Mohawk Speedway in the early 60's.

In Memory: Glenn Tracy

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Jerry Shumaker (sunglasses) from Wichita at Hutchinson on 9-18-1956.

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Another photo contributed by Ray Cunningham.


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Elmer George with the banks of Salem in the background back on 7-14-1957 Elmer is the father IMS President Tony George.

Photo #RC16

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Leroy Neumeyer left and Bobby Grim with the sunglasses at the Topeka IMCA races September 9.1956.

Photo #RC17

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Bob Cleberg from Indianapolis at the Memorial Day Races in Belleville in 1957.

Photo #RC18

Another photo contributed by Ray Cunningham.


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