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#1 Don Capps

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Posted 01 August 2003 - 00:40

Not that there is much interest in this topic, but here is what I have compiled for the IMRRC magnum opus on Championship Racing. There are some gaps that I haven't plugged yet simply due to a lack of time. There is the possibilty that the Wetteroth used by Floyd Davis and Mauri Rose might have been the chassis Buck Baker used during 1952. At any rate, thanks to Greg Fielden and Speed Age magazine, here is what we know about the series.


Speedway Division Championship

Round One



Darlington Raceway

Darlington, South Carolina

10 May 1952



Distance: 160 laps of 1.25-mile paved speedway for 200.0 miles

Attendance: 8,500



Qualifying consisted of the combined time for two laps of the speedway.



Starting Grid

1st	100.835 mph			Speedy Thompson, Ford Special

2nd					Bill Miller, Oldsmobile 88 Special

3rd					Jack Smith, Chrysler Special

4th					Mickey Fenn, Ford Special

5th					Buck Baker, Cadillac Special

6th					Bob Jeffries, Hudson Special

7th					Buddy Schuman, Ford Special

8th					Fred Peters, Ford Special

9th					Al Keller, Cadillac Special

10th	2 min 55.74 sec, 102.42 mph 	Tom Cherry, Mercury Special 



Results

1st	Buck Baker

	No. 87 Penny Mullis Cadillac Special

	160 laps, 2 hr 06 min 11 sec, 95.100 mph, $2,000, 500 points

2nd	Bill Miller

	No. 7 Raymond Parks Oldsmobile 88 Special

	157 laps, flagged, $1,200, 480 points

3rd	Tom Cherry

	No. 38 Tom Cherry Mercury Special

	156 laps, flagged, $800, 460 points

4th	Al Keller

	No. 88 W.W. Burroughs Cadillac Special

	151 laps, flagged, $650, 440 points

5th	Bob Jeffries

	J.B. Siegfred Hudson Special

	150 laps, flagged, $550, 420 points

6th	Jack Smith & Tex Keene

	No. 2 Roy Shoemaker Chrysler Special Kurtis Miller 32 ‘001’ Chrysler

	148 laps, flagged, $500

	Shoemaker 276 points and Keene 124 points

7th	Buddy Schuman

	No. 77 Norm Olsen Ford Special

	146 laps, flagged, $400, 380 points

8th	Mickey Fenn

	No. 22 Rentz-Johnson Ford Special

	140 laps, flagged, $350, 360 points

9th	Sam Waldrop

	No. 48 Al Conrow Hudson Special

	138 laps, flagged, $300, 340 points

10th	Jimmy Thompson

	No. 27 Bob Colvin Ford Special

	137 laps, flagged, $200, 320 points

11th	Sam “Red” Ryder

	No. 2X Mike Meniehelli Studebaker Special

	129 laps, flagged, $175, 300 points

12th	Jim Sweeney

	No. 24 Sweeney Olsmobile 88 Special

	120 laps, flagged, $150, 280 points

13th	Fred Peters

	No. 52 Edwin Darnell Ford Special

	119 laps, flagged, $125, 260 points

14th	Larry Pharer

	No. 45 Pharer Nash Special

	119 laps, flagged, $100, 240 points

15th	Speedy Thompson

	No. 25 Leland Colvin Ford Special

	115 laps, driveshaft, $100, 220 points

16th	Wally Campbell

	No. 1 Wally Campbell Ford Special

	107 laps, bearing, $100, 200 points

17th	Steve McGrath

	No. 33 Johnny Tadlock DeSoto Special Kurtis 48 ‘006’ DeSoto

	96 laps, flagged, $100, 180 points

18th	Tony Bonadies

	No. 10 Red Crise Chrysler Special Kurtis KK2000/49 ‘323’ Chrysler

	82 laps, head gasket, $100, 160 points

19th	Herb Swann

	No. 66 Swann Oldsmobile 88 Special

	68 laps, flagged, $100, 140 points

20th	Lyle Scott

	No. 77 Lyle Scott DeSoto Special

	40 laps, carburetor, $100, 120 points

21st	Dick  Rathmann

	No. 5 Ike Kiser GMC Special

	28 laps, engine, $100, 100 points



Lap Leaders

Laps 1 thru 4		Bill Miller

Lap 5			Speedy Thompson

Lap 6			Buck Baker

Lap 7			Speedy Thompson

Laps 8 and 9		Buck Baker

Lap 10			Speedy Thompson

Lap 11			Buck Baker

Laps 12 thru 29		Speedy Thompson

Laps 30 thru 54		Tony Bonadies

Lap 55			Wally Campbell

Laps 56 thru 86		Tony Bonadies

Laps 87 thru 102	Wally Campbell

Laps 103 thru 113	Speedy Thompson

Laps 114 thru 160	Buck Baker





 

Speedway Division Championship

Round Two



Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, Virginia

25 May 1952



Distance: 150 laps of 0.5-mile dirt track for 75.0 miles

Attendance: 7,500



Starting Grid

1st			Bill Miller, Oldsmobile 88 Special

2nd			Buddy Schuman, GMC Special

3rd			Gene Darragh, Ford Special

4th			Jack Smith, Chrysler Special

5th			Bob Peterson, Oldsmobile 88 Special

6th			Roscoe Thompson, Ford Special

7th			Bob Johnson, Kaiser Special

8th			Wally Campbell, Ford Special

9th	51.370 mph	Mickey Fenn, Ford Special

10th			Al Fleming, Hudson Special

11th			Buck Baker, Cadillac Special

12th			Lyle Scott, DeSoto Special

13th			Frankie Schneider, Ford Special

14th			Fred Peters, Ford Special

15th			Sam Waldrop, GMC Special

16th			Tex Keene, Mercury Special

17th			Herb Swann, Oldsmobile 88 Special



Originally scheduled for 200 laps, 100.0 miles, the race shortened due to rain.



Results:

1st	Tex Keene

	No. 75 Al Wheatley Mercury Special

	150 laps, 1 hr 27 min 36 sec, 51.370 mph, $1,000, 250 points

2nd	Jack Smith

	No. 2 Roy Shoemaker Chrysler Special Kurtis Miller 32 ‘001’ Chrysler

	143 laps, flagged, $600, 240 points

3rd	Buck Baker

	No. 87 Penny Mullis Cadillac Special

	136 laps, flagged, $500, 230 points

4th	Lyle Scott

	No. 77 Lyle Scott DeSoto Special

	130 laps, flagged, $450, 220 points

5th	Bob Johnson

	Arch Yates Kaiser Special

	113 laps, flagged, $400, 210 points

6th	Frankie Schneider

	No. 5 Ike Kiser Ford Special

	112 laps, flagged, $300, 200 points

7th	Al Fleming

	No. 74 J.B. Seigfred Hudson Special

	98 laps, overheating, $250, 190 points

8th	Bob Peterson

	Oldsmobile 88 Special

	97 laps, overheating, $200, 180 points

9th	Fred Peters

	No. 52 Edwin Darnell Ford Special

	73 laps, fire, $150, 170 points

10th	Roscoe Thompson

	Ford Special

	65 laps, flagged, $100, 160 points

11th	Bill Miller

	No. 7 Raymond Parks Oldsmobile 88 Special

	58 laps, fuel pressure, $100, 150 points

12th	Herb Swann

	No. 66 Herb Swann Oldsmobile 88 Special

	52 laps, battery, $100, 140 points

13th	Buddy Schuman

	No. 77 Norm Olsen GMC Special

	50 laps, crash, $100, 130 points

14th	Mickey Fenn

	No. 25 Leland Colvin Ford Special

	44 laps, engine, $100, 120 points

15th	Sam Waldrop

	GMC Special

	38 laps, overheating, $100, 110 points

16th	Wally Campbell

	No. 1 Wally Campbell Ford Special

	20 laps, overheating, $100, 100 points

17th	Gene Darrargh

	Leland Colvin Ford Special

	18 laps, axle, $100, 90 points



Standings

1st	730 points	Buck Baker

2nd	630 points	Bill Miller

3rd	516 points	Jack Smith

4th	510 points	Buddy Schuman

5th	480 points	Mickey Fenn

6th	460 points	Tom Cherry

7th	450 points	Sam Waldrop

8th	440 points	Al Keller

9th	430 points	Fred Peters

10th	420 points	Bob Jeffries





Speedway Division Championship

Round Three 



Monroe County Fairgrounds

Rochester, New York

30 May 1952



Distance: 200 laps of 0.5-mile dirt track for 100.0 miles

Attendance: 3,900



Starting Grid

1st	66.890 mph	Tom Cherry, Mercury Special

2nd			Bill Miller, Oldsmobile 88 Special

3rd			Frankie Schneider, Ford 6 Special

4th			Fred Peters, Ford 8 Special

5th			Wally Campbell, Ford 8 Special

6th			Gene Darragh, Ford 8 Special

7th			Lyle Scott, DeSoto Special

8th			Mickey Fenn, Ford Special

9th			Buck Baker, Cadillac Special

10th			Sam “Red” Ryder, Studebaker Special

11th			Bob Johnson, Kaiser Special

12th			Herb Swann, Oldsmobile 88 Special

13th			Bob Halsten, Nash Special

14th			Tex Keene, Mercury Special



Results

1st	Wally Campbell

	No. 1 Wally Campbell Ford 8 Special

	200 laps, 1 hr 40 min 17 sec, 59.830 mph, $1,000, 250 points

2nd	Tex Keene

	No. 75 Al Wheatley Mercury Special

	198 laps, flagged, $600, 240 points

3rd	Bill Miller

	No. 7 Raymond Parks Oldsmobile 88 Special

	197 laps, flagged, $500, 230 points

4th	Bob Johnson

	Arch Yates Kaiser Special

	195 laps, flagged, $450, 220 points

5th	Mickey Fenn

	No. 25 Leland Colvin Ford Special

	194 laps, flagged, $400, 210 points

6th	Tom Cherry

	No. 38 Tom Cherry Mercury Special

	186 laps, flagged, $300, 200 points

7th	Frankie Schneider

	No. 5 Ike Kiser Ford 6 Special

	182 laps, flagged, $250, 190 points

8th	Gene Darragh

	Leland Colvin Ford 8 Special

	171 laps, flagged, $200, 180 points

9th	Sam “Red” Ryder

	No. 2X Mike Meniehelli Studebake Special

	163 laps, out of gas, $150, 170 points

10th	Bob Halsten

	No. 12 Nash Special

	156 laps, flagged, $100, 160 points

11th	Herb Swann

	No. 66 Herb Swann Oldsmobile 88 Special

	140 laps, carburetor, $100, 150 points

12th	Buck Baker

	No. 87 Penny Mullis Cadillac Special

	84 laps, lost wheel, crash, $100, 140 points

13th	Lyle Scott

	No. 77 Lyle Scott DeSoto Special

	74 laps, bearing, $100, 130 points

14th	Fred Peters

	No. 52 Edwin Darnell Ford 8 Special

	69 laps, engine, $100, 120 points



Lap Leaders

Laps 1 thru 54		Bill Miller

Laps 55 thru 76		Tom Cherry

Laps 77 thru		Bill Miller

Laps			Wally Campbell

Laps			Bill Miller

Laps thru 200		Wall Campbell



Cautions

One



Standings

870 points	Buck Baker

860 points	Bill Miller

690 points	Mickey Fenn

660 points	Tom Cherry

614 points	Tex Keene

550 points	Fred Peters

550 points	Wally Campbell

516 points	Jack Smith

510 points	Buddy Schuman

470 points	Sam “Red” Ryder





Speedway Division Championship

Race Four



Charlotte Speedway

Charlotte, North Carolina

1 June 1952



Distance: 135 laps of 0.75-mile dirt track for 101.25 miles

Attendance: 5,200



Starting Grid

1st	81.868 mph	Al Fleming, Hudson Special

2nd			Bill Miller, Oldsmobile 88 Special

3rd			Buddy Schuman, GMC Special

4th			Wally Campbell, Ford Special

5th			Steve McGrath, DeSoto Special

6th			Mickey Fenn, Ford Special

7th			Pete Peterson, Oldsmobile 88 Special

8th			Jack Smith, Chrysler Special

9th			Gene Darragh, Ford Special

10th			Fred Peters, Ford Special

11th			Bob Johnson, Kaiser Special

12th			Buck Baker, Cadillac Special

13th			Tex Keene, Mercury Special

14th			Larry Pharer, Nash Special

15th			John Bergman, GMC Special

16th			Lyle Scott, DeSoto Special

17th			Sam Waldrop, Hudson Special 





Results

1st	Wally Campbell

	No. 1 Campbell Ford Special

	135 laps, 1 hr 25 min 10 sec, 71.331 mph, $1,000, 250 points

2nd	Al Fleming

	No. 74 J.B. Siegfred Hudson Special

	134 laps, flagged, $600, 240 points

3rd	Buck Baker

	No. 87 Penny Mullis Cadillac Special

	130 laps, flagged, $500, 230 points

4th	Larry Pharer

	No. 45 Larry Pharer Nash Special

	129 laps, flagged, $450, 220 points

5th	Gene Darragh

	Leland Colvin Ford Special

	120 laps, flagged, $400, 210 points

6th	Jack Smith & Roscoe Thompson

	No. 2 Roy Shoemaker Chrysler Special Kurtis Miller 32 ‘001’ Chrysler

	115 laps, flagged, $300, 200 points

7th	John Bergman

	GMC Special

	105 laps, flagged, $250, 190 points

8th	Sam Waldrop

	No. 48 Al Conroy Hudson Special

	94 laps, flagged, $200, 180 points

9th	Buddy Schuman & Bill Miller

	No. 77 Buddy Schuman GMC Special

	91 laps, flagged, $150, 170 points

10th	Steve McGrath

	No. 33 Johnny Tadlock DeSoto Special Kurtis 48 ‘006’ DeSoto

	61 laps, engine, $100, 160 points 

11th	Pete Peterson

	Oldsmobile 88 Special

	49 laps, engine, $100, 150 points

12th	Bob Johnson

	Arch Yates Kaiser Special

	48 laps, overheating, $100, 140 points

13th	Lyle Scott

	No. 77 Lyle Scott DeSoto Special

	44 laps, flagged, $100, 130 points

14th	Tex Keene

	No. 75 Al Wheatley Mercury Special

	36 laps, overheating, $100, 120 points

15th	Bill Miller

	No. 7 Raymond Parks Oldsmobile 88 Special

	27 laps, engine, $100, 110 points

16th	Mickey Fenn

	No. 25 Leland Colvin Ford Special

	17 laps, overheating, $100, 100 points

17th	Fred Peters

	No. 52 Edwin Darnell Ford Special

	3 laps, engine, $100, 90 points



Lap Leaders

Laps 1 thru 119		Al Fleming

Laps 120 thru 135	Wally Campbell



Cautions

One



Speedway Division Championship

Round Five



Lakewood Speedway

Atlanta, Georgia

8 June 1952



Distance: 100 laps of 1.0-mile dirt track for 100.0 miles

Attendance: 15,000



Starting Grid

1st	85.409 mph	Wally Campbell, Ford Special

2nd			Al Fleming, Hudson Special

3rd			Frankie Schneider, Ford Special

4th			Bill Miller, Oldsmobile 88 Special

5th			Speedy Thompson, GMC Special

6th			Mickey Fenn, Ford Special

7th			Buck Baker, Cadillac Special

8th			Jack Smith, Chrysler Special

9th			Tex Keene, Mercury Special

10th			Lyle Scott, DeSoto Special

11th			Gene Darragh, Ford Special

12th			Bob Johnson, Kaiser Special

13th			Jim Reed, Ford Special

14th			Roscoe Thompson, Ford Special

15th			Al Keller, Cadillac Special

16th			Sam Waldrop, Hudson Special

17th			Bob Halston, Nash Special





Results

1st	Al Keller

	No. 88 W.W. Burrpughs Cadillac Special

	100 laps, 1 hr 14 min 45 sec, 80.268 mph, $1,000, 250 points

2nd	Jack Smith

	No. 2 Roy Shoemaker Chrysler Special Kurtis Miller 32 ‘001’ Chrysler

	99 laps, flagged, $600, 240 points

3rd	Wally Campbell

	No. 1 Wally Campbell Ford Special

	98 laps, flagged, $500, 230 points

4th	Buck Baker

	No. 87 Penny Mullis Cadillac Special

	95 laps, flagged, $450, 220 points

5th	Bill Miller

	No. 7 Raymond Parks Oldsmobile 88 Special

	95 laps, flagged, $400, 210 points

6th	Speedy Thompson

	No. 77 Buddy Schuman GMC Special

	95 laps, flagged, $300, 200 points

7th	Gene Darragh

	Leland Colvin Ford Special

	87 laps, flagged, $250, 190 points

8th	Mickey Fenn

	No. 25 Leland Colvin Ford Special

	86 laps, flagged, $200, 180 points

9th	Lyle Scott

	No. 77 Lyle Scott DeSoto Special

	84 laps, flagged, $150, 170 points

10th	Sam Waldrop

	No. 48 Al Conroy Hudson Special

	81 laps, flagged, $100, 160 points

11th	Frankie Schneider

	No. 5 Ike Kiser Ford Special

	79 laps, flagged, $100, 150 points

12th	Jim Reed

	Ford Special

	75 laps, flagged, $100, 140 points

13th	Al Fleming

	No. 74 J.B. Siegfred Hudson Special

	57 laps, engine, $100, 130 points

14th	Bob Halston

	No. 12 Nash Special

	23 laps, engine, $100, 120 points

15th	Bob Johnson

	Arch Yates Kaiser Special

	8 laps, overheating, $100, 110 points

16th	Roscoe Thompson

	Ford Special

	6 laps, engine, $100, 100 points

17th	Tex Keene

	No. 75 Al Wheatley Mercury Special

	3 laps, engine, $100, 90 points



Lap Leaders

Laps 1 thru 60 		Bill Miller

Laps 61 thru 100	Al Keller





Speedway Division Championship

Round Six



Heidelberg Speedway

Heidelberg, Pennsylvania

15 June 1952



Distance: 200 laps of 0.5-mile dirt track for 100.0 miles

Attendance: 7,500



Starting Grid

1st	74.565 mph	Wally Campbell, Ford Special

2nd			Tom Cherry, Mercury Special

3rd			Jim Reed, GMC Special

4th			Charles Miller, Ford Special

5th			Steve Yanigan, Mercury Special

6th			Buck Baker, Cadillac Special

7th			Fred Peters, Ford 6 Special

8th			Al Fleming, Hudson Special

9th			Bob Johnson, Kaiser Special

10th			Dick Belter, Studebaker Special

11th			Gene Darragh, Ford Special

12th			Larry Pharer, Nash Special

13th			Bill Spear, Ford Special

14th			Herb Swann, Oldsmobile 88 Special

15th			Frankie Schneider, Ford Special

16th			Bill Kessler, Ford Special

17th			Sam Waldrop, Hudson Special

18th			Lyle Scott, DeSoto Special

19th			Tex Keene, Ford Special





Results

1st	Tom Cherry

	No. 28 Cherry Mercury Special

	200 laps, 1 hr 32 min 09 sec, 65.111 mph, $1,000, 250 points

2nd	Jim Reed & Bill Miller

	GMC Special

	193 laps, flagged, $600, 240 points

3rd	Bill Spear

	Ford Special

	192 laps, flagged, $500, 230 points

4th	Lyle Scott & Wally Campbell

	No. 77 Lyle Scott DeSoto Special

	189 laps, flagged, $450, 220 points

5th	Buck Baker

	No. 87 Penny Mullins Cadillac Special

	189 laps, flagged, $400, 210 points

6th	Gene Darragh

	Leland Colvin Ford Special

	186 laps, flagged, $300, 200 points

7th	Tex Keene

	Ford Special

	184 laps, tires, $250, 190 points

8th	Steve Yanigan

	Mercury Special

	168 laps, tires, $200, 180 points

9th	Larry Pharer

	No. 45 Larry Pharer Nash Special

	147 laps, water hose, $150, 170 points

10th	Fred Peters

	No. 52 Edwin Darnell Ford 6 Special

	130 laps, ignition, $100, 160 points

11th	Sam Waldrop

	No. 48 Al Conroy Hudson Special

	119 laps, water hose, $100, 150 points

12th	Al Fleming

	No. 74 J.B. Siegfred Hudson Special

	109 laps, overheating, $100, 140 points

13th	Dick Belter

	No. 2X Mike Meniehelli Studebaker Special

	74 laps, vapor lock, $100, 130 points

14th	Frankie Schneider

	No. 5 Ike Kiser Ford Special

	43 laps, overheating, $100, 120 points

15th	Bill Kessler

	Ford Special

	43 laps, head gasket, $100, 110 points

16th	Bob Johnson

	Arch Yates Kaiser Special

	33 laps, piston, $100, 100 points

17th	Charles Miller

	Ford Special

	31 laps, head gasket, $100, 90 points

18th	Herb Swann

	No. 66 Herb Swann Oldsmobile 88 Special

	25 laps, overheating, $100, 80 points

19th	Wally Campbell

	No. 1 Wally Campbell Ford Special

	24 laps, piston, $100, 70 points



Lap Leaders

Laps 1 thru 3		Tom Cherry

Laps 4 thru 20		Wally Campbell

Laps 21 thru 100	Tom Cherry



Speedway Division Championship

Round Seven



Langhorne Speedway

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

29 June 1952



Distance: 100 laps of 1.0-mile dirt track for 100.0 miles

Attendance: 12,000



Starting Grid

1st	98.200 mph	Tom Cherry, Mercury Special

2nd			Wally Campbell, Ford Special

3rd			Lyle Scott, DeSoto Special

4th			Buck Baker, Cadillac Special

5th			Pete Peterson, Oldsmobile 88 Special

6th			Steve Yanigan, Mercury Special

7th			Al Keller, Cadillac Special

8th			Bob Halston, Nash Special

9th			Charles Miller, Ford Special

10th			Mike Magill, GMC Special

11th			Bob Johnson, Kaiser Special

12th			Budd Olson, Oldsmobile 88 Special

13th			Tex Keene, Mercury Special

14th			Fred Peters, Ford Special

15th			Gene Darragh, Ford Special

16th			Steve McGrath, DeSoto Special

17th			Frankie Schneider, Ford Special

18th			Mickey Fenn, Mercury Special

19th			Dutch Schaefer, Ford Special

20th			Tony Bonadies, Chrysler Special

21st			Sam Waldrop, Ford Special

22nd			Len Brown, Kaiser Special



Results

1st	Tom Cherry

	No. 38 Tom Cherry Mercury Special

	100 laps, 1 hr 08 min 43 sec, 87.315 mph, $1,400, 300 points

2nd	Steve Yanigan

	Mercury Special

	99 laps, flagged, $900, 288 points

3rd	Wally Campbell

	No. 1 Wally Campbell Ford Special

	98 laps, flagged, $600, 276 points

4th	Tony Bonadies

	No. 10 Red Crise Chrysler Special Kurtis KK2000/49 ‘323’ Chrysler

	97 laps, flagged, $500, 264 points

5th	Tex Keene

	No. 75 Al Wheatley Mercury Special

	94 laps, flagged, $400, 252 points

6th	Bob Halston

	No. 12 Nash  Special

	93 laps, flagged, $300, 240 points

7th	Gene Darragh

	Leland Colvin Ford Special

	90 laps, flagged, $200, 228 laps

8th	Mike Magill

	GMC Special

	88 laps, flagged, $150, 216 points

9th	Buck Baker

	No. 87 Penny Mullis Cadillac Special

	87 laps, flagged, $125, 204 points

10th	Lyle Scott

	No. 77 Lyle Scott DeSoto Special

	80 laps, flagged, $125, 192 points

11th	Charles Miller

	Ford Special

	74 laps, flagged, $100, 180 points

12th	Pete Peterson

	Oldsmobile 88 Special

	74 laps, flagged, $100, 168 points

13th	Mickey Fenn

	Bob Colvin Mercury Special

	72 laps, flagged, $100, 156 points

14th	Budd Olson

	Oldsmobile 88 Special

	62 laps, overheating, $100, 144 points

15th	Frankie Schneider

	No. 5 Ike Kiser Ford Special

	61 laps, radiator, $100, 132 points

16th	Al Keller

	No. 88 W.W. Burroughs Cadillac Special

	60 laps, oil line, $100, 120 points

17th	Dutch Schaefer

	No. 2 Ford Special

	59 laps, rear end, 108 points

18th	Bob Johnson

	Arch Yates Kaiser Special

	56 laps, plugs, $100, 96 points

19th	Sam Waldrop

	Ford Special

	54 laps, overheating, $100, 84 points

20th	Steve McGrath

	No. 33 Johnny Tadlock DeSoto Special Kurtis 48 ‘006’ DeSoto

	37 laps, plugs, $100, 72 points

21st	Fred Peters

	No. 52 Edwin Darnell Ford Special

	26 laps, radiator, $0, 60 points

22nd	Len Brown

	Kaiser Special

	5 laps, overheating, $0, 48 points



Laps Leaders

Lap 1			Tom Cherry

Laps 2 thru 4		Al Keller

Laps 5 thru 8		Tom Cherry

Laps 9 thru 19		Wally Campbell

Laps 20 thru 26		Buck Baker

Laps 27 thru 61 	Tom Cherry

Lap 62			Wally Campbell

Lap 63			Tom Cherry

Lap 64			Wally Campbell

Laps 65 thru 100	Tom Cherry





Final Standings for the NASCAR Speedway Division Championship



Rank	Points		Money		Driver

1st	1,734 points	$5,485		Buck Baker

2nd	1,517 points	$3,605		Wally Campbell

3rd	1,266 points	$2,634.50	Tex Keene

4th	1,251 points	$2,464		Bill Miller

5th	1,210 points	$3,643.50	Tom Cherry

6th	1,126 points	$1,373		Mickey Fenn

7th	1,098 points	$1,552.50	Gene Darragh

8th	1,041 points	$1,557		Lyle Scott

9th	1,024 points	$961.50	Sam Waldrop

10th	914 points	$2,061.50	Jack Smith

11th	876 points	$1,311.50	Bob Johnson

12th	860 points	$561.50	Fred Peters

13th	810 points	$1,811.50	Al Keller

14th	792 points	$911.50	Frankie Schneider

15th	700 points	$1,111.50	Al Fleming

16th	630 points	$741		Larry Pharer

17th	609 points	$691		Buddy Schuman

18th	520 points	$541		Bob Halston

19th	510 points	$441		Herb Swann

20th	470 points	$366		Sam “Red” Ryder

21st	468 points	$1,100		Steve Yanigan

22nd	424 points	$600		Tony Bonadies

23rd	420 points	$400		Speedy Thompson

23rd	420 points	$550		Bob Jeffries

25th	412 points	$400		Steve McGrath

26th	380 points	$700		Jim Reed

27th	320 points	$200		Jimmy Thompson

28th	280 points	$150		Jim Sweeney

29th	230 points 	$500		Bill Spear

30th	144 points	$100		Budd Olson

31st	130 points	$100		Dick Belter

32nd	100 points	$100		Dick Rathmann

33rd	48 points	$0		Len Brown



The following scored points, but were stripped of them for competing in unsanctioned events:

			$200		Bob Peterson

			$200		Roscoe Thompson

			$250		John Bergman

			$200		Pete Peterson

			$100		Bill Kessler

			$200		Charles Miller

			$150		Mike Magill

			$100		Dutch Schaefer


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#2 Jim Thurman

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Posted 01 August 2003 - 01:33

Excellent job Don :up: Thanks for posting it.

(and it also saved me from digging out my incomplete results ;) )

Now, about the 1953 season...


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#3 Don Capps

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Posted 01 August 2003 - 02:41

The 1952 season came to an end theoretically due to the stell strike that Summer. It was announced that the series would resume in September. It obviously didn't. And the crowds really weren't all that bad considering.

In 1953, it started with speed runs on the beach and then hit a streak of bad luck that doomed it if it wasn't already. NASCAR teamed the Speedway Division events with the Sportsman Division series. Not a great move.

Of the three events scheduled for early June -- the 9th at Fayetteville, the 10th at Greensboro, the 13th at Hickory -- the Fayetteville and Hickory events got rained out. At Hickory there were only 11 cars in the Speedway Division which showed up. The format was 10-lap heat races and then a 25-lap feature and the purse was only $2,500, down from 1952.

Fayetteville was rescheduled for 28 June. There was another event at Martinsville but I haven't got the date down as of yet.

Final Standings were:
333 points Pete Allen
330 points Ralph Liguori
Al Fleming
Mickey Fenn
Tex Keene

In the NASCAR Record Book for the 1953 season, the Speedway Division is scarcely mentioned, it is almost as if it didn't exist. And ditto for coverage in any magazines for 1953.

If someone wants a challenge....


Speedway Division 

Round One



Speed Trials

Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, Florida

12 February 1953



Distance: Average of two runs over measured mile



1st	Buck Baker

	Cadillac Special

	137.01 mph, 136.67 mph Southbound/ 137.35 mph Northbound, $1,000

2nd	Tom Cherry

	Cherry Mercury Special

	136.51 mph, 133.97 mph Southbound/ 139.04 mph Northbound

3rd	Glenn “Fireball” Roberts

	134.78 mph

4th	Tex Keene

	77.69 mph

	Jimmy Thompson

	One run only

	Steve McGrath

	One run only



	Lou Johnson

	Engine, did not start

	Wally Campbell

	Engine, did not start

Speedway Division Championship

Event Two



Greensboro Fairgrounds

Greensboro, North Carolina

10 June 1953



Distance: 20 laps of 0.5-mile dirt track for 10.0 miles



1st	Wally Campbell



Speedway Division Championship

Event Three



Champion Raceway

Fayetteville, North Carolina

28 June 1953



Distance: 25 laps of 0.333-mile dirt track for 8.325 miles



Results

1st	Pete Allen





Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, Virginia



Distance: 25 laps of 0.5-mile dirt track



Results

1st  Wayne Alspaugh


#4 fines

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Posted 02 August 2003 - 09:46

:kiss: :love: :clap: Don, this is fabulous! :) :) :) Just the sort of INFORMATION I was looking for to complement my AAA research! GREAT! :up: Thank you :)

#5 Don Capps

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Posted 02 August 2003 - 18:01

Always glad to help and share what little knowledge I have.

#6 DoubleFault

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Posted 06 August 2003 - 08:21

Excellent data! Now one of the most hopeless gap in my open-wheeler results is filled.

I have found in Greg Fielden books that one-mile time trial at Daytona was also held in 1952 as three succesive runs over a three-day period. It was first but unofficial Speedway Divi
sion event. Buck Baker has quickest time and won 1000$ top prize. Are more details on Daytona 1952 speed trial known?

BTW, statistics and results of Grand National/Winston Cup easy to find, but other Divisions and non-NASCAR stock car racing is very obscure to me. Can somebody recommend the source where I can find more about Sportsman, Modified and Short-Track NASCAR Divisions (list of races, winners) and data on non-NASCAR sanctioned races?

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Posted 06 August 2003 - 17:23

I suppose you look for the ARA (Auto Racing Analysis) CD-ROM, I bought mine at www.amazon.com. I believe they have a website as well... you might give google a try.

[sorry, it's too hot here to be more specific ;) If you have trouble locating the thing, let me know and I'll give you better instructions! :)]

#8 Elford68

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 17:58

do you know any good site with NASCAR results?

#9 ensign14

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 21:47

Racing Reference. Doesn't include the Speedway Division though.