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Len Sutton at Salem, IN in 1957.

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Marvin Faw at Belleville in 1957

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Andy Linden at Salem IN in 1957.

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Johnny Paulson at Belleville in 1957.

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Johnny Paulson

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The Les Vaughn offy after the wreck at Hutchinson in 1956.

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Pete Folse at Topeka in 1956.

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Walt McWhorter in white t-shirt and Dale Reed with back to camera.

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Don Hutchinson hauler and car at Topeka in 1956.

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Leroy Neumeyer holding Vernon's (Ray's sister) daughter Laura in 1957.

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Jerry Shumaker from Wichita at Belleville 1957.

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Heat race at Belleville on Memorial day weekend 1957.

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Turn 1 at Belleville in 1957.

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Buzz Barton at Belleville 1957.

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Posted By: Racing From The Past on May 03 2007 at 06:25:42 PM

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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This is really a nice photo of my Dad. That is Glenn Tracy Sr. In the white shirt. He is no longer with us. I would like to have a copy of this picture and any other pictures you might have of him and o his car. He did race car 49 for years. I have grown up arround the sport of racing to include being the Flagman at Hutchinson Raceway Park. The Old MoHawk Speedway. I also Flagged at the Thunder Valley Speedway in Fayetteville Arkansas. Please send what you can and thanks for the memories of a great racer and man. Not to mention a fantantisc Father and Mentor.

 

 

George



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Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and am looking for any information or pictures on an I.M.C.A. sprinter owned and driven by Mack Terry. He raced during the late fifties and early sixties in MO, KS and OK. Any information is greatly appreciated.



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Hi, another newbie looking for pics or info on the I.M.C.A. #14 of Benny Rapp, Toledo, OH, own CAE Chevy.

1965 till 1971.

I bought this car a year ago and am slowly "massaging" it to running condition again. New 327 installed and brakes and fuel system next. The car is stored at Ian Gordon Racing, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA. If you're over here please call by.



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Posted By: Racing From The Past on April 26 2007 at 06:04:35 PM

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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Warren,

 

Thanks for posting all these photos, it has been a good outlet for race fans all over the nation

to see them. Some other facts about these cars, the car driven by AJ Foyt would later be

owned and raced by Sonny Helm. In 1966, Ed Smith of Lincoln, Ne would campaign this

same car for several more years as the ETS #44 Sprinter. Drivers that included Keith Hightshoe,

Larry Upton, and Curt Waters would drive this car for Ed, in BCRA, IMCA, and supermodified

competition. Big Al Murie "The Missouri Charger" would race this car into the Knoxville Nationals

"A" Main in 1970, the car also was on the cover of NSSN in 1956 with Foyt, and Hot Rod

magazine in 1968 with Hightshoe at the wheel. The Slater car that Hutchinson drove that day

would later race in 1969 with Jan Opperman behind the wheel as a leased car for Bill Smith

with the 4x paint scheme. In the 1970's this same car now over 20 years old would race

as the Fred Bowers 5x out of Nebraska. Drivers that included Wayne Holtz, and Mike Cecak

would drive it during this time. The last time the 5x was driven in competition, it raced

at the Belleville Highbanks in 1976. That BCRA race was won by Larry Clark of Tolleson

AZ. This was the last time non wing sprint cars raced at Belleville. The 5x is currently

in the Belleville "High Banks Hall of Fame", and sits across from the car that replaced the

Vaughn car for Ed Smith, his early 1970's Trostle, that also raced as a purple #44.

Ray C

 



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Posted By: Racing From The Past on May 03 2007 at 12:49:33 PM

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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Chet's sprint car was Black for the first and only time in 1956. If you look on the side you

will see the "Mighty Mouse" cartoon character. Frankie Lies nicknamed the car after driving

the stretched midget sprinter in 1953. In 1956 Chet would race this car for the first time

with his newly developed Chevy Sprint Car motor. Chet with Walt at the controls won

at Belleville during the fair in IMCA competition. This victory was significant because

it was the first victory in IMCA for a Chevy. By 1963 the Chevy power plant would

be the dominant engine in sprint car racing, a title it still holds today, 55 years after

Chet's win at Belleville. Learn more about the incredible racing accomplishments

by Wilson, and his son Jerry in the upcoming book

"The Offy Killer" Chet Wilson - The Man Behind the Legend

which will be published this fall for release by Christmas by Chet's daughter

Donna Wilson.

 





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