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Friday, November 19, 2010

1954 – Slater, White crowned I.M.C.A. champs

Minneapolis, Minn.(UP) - Bob Slater of Kansas City, Mo., and Don White of Keokuk, Iowa, today were named winners of the 1954 International Motor Contest Association speedway car and stock car championships.

Slater outpointed Bobby Grim of Indianapolis in the Speedway Car division 2,950 to 2,635. White narrowly defeated defending champion Ernie Derr, White’s his brother-in-law and also from Keokuk, 2,892 to 2,795 for the stock car title.

Officials for the International Motor Contest Association said more than 200 drivers competed in I.M.C.A. events in 18 states and Ontario, Canada in 1954.

Trophies and a cash fund of $4,000 will be distributed to the 10 top point leaders in each division at the annual International Motor Contest Association meeting in Chicago on November 27th.

Slater and White each will receive $500 awards.


Speedway Car Division -

1. Bob Slater, Kansas City, Mo. –2,950

2. Bobby Grim, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2,635

3. Marvin Pifer, Adrian, Mich. – 2,435

4. Jimmy Campbell, Bates City, Mo. – 1,806

5. Jud Larson, Kansas City, Mo. – 1,715

6. Stan Callaway, Hialeah, Fla. – 1,299 (Deceased)

7. Jim McWhitney, Anderson, Ind. – 1,185

8. Hershel Wagner, Independence, Mo. – 1,160

9. Richard Amick, Muncie, Ind. – 1,150

10. Don Branson, Champaign, Ill. – 1,146



Stock Car Division –

1. Don White, Keokuk, Iowa – 2,892

2. Ernie Derr, Keokuk, Iowa – 2,795

3. Herschel Buchanan, Shreveport, La. – 2,163

4. Bill Harrison, Topeka, Kan. – 1,551

5. Bob Potter, Duluth, Minn. – 1,165

6. Tubby Harrison, Topeka, Kan. - 741

7. Robert Peterson, Chicago, Ill. - 571

8. Robert Narber, Cedar Rapids, Iowa - 521

9. Dominic Perlick, Minneapolis, Minn. -503

10. Chris Skadal, Des Moines, Iowa - 460

1 comment:

  1. I attended the 1954 IMCA races at the Sioux Emprie Fair grounds, Sioux Falls SD. Don White was one of the greatest dirt track drivers that ever lived. He and his 1954 Oldsmoble 88 were unbeatable. He was my true hero growing up and so enjoy the pictures of him at the reunion in 2010. Keep up the good work, and long live the Great Don White. .

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