Tuesday, August 30, 2022

1951 – Holland Triumphs in Kansas Feature

Bill Holland accepts his trophy after winning the IMCA big car contest at Belleville. 

Belleville, Kan. (August 30, 1951) – Bill Holland of Reading, Penn., scored a victory on Thursday in the 20-lap International Motor Contest Association big car feature at the North Central Kansas Fairgrounds.

Holland took the lead on the first lap and was never headed, although he was given plenty of trouble by Bobby Grim of Indianapolis. Grim was eventually forced out of action on lap 14 when a tire on his car blew out.

Frank Luptow of Tampa, Fla., turned the fastest clocking in time trials, whirling around the half-mile dirt oval in 20.78 seconds. Luptow, however, would see his day end in the third heat when he was forced out with mechanical trouble.

Results –

Heat #1 – Jay King, Kansas City
Heat #2 – Bobby Grim Indianapolis
Heat #3 – Herschel Wagner Hickman Hills, Mo.
Handicap – Bud Dombroski, Indianapolis
Consolation – Ken Rubright, Lyndon, Ill.
Feature –
1. Lou Holland, Reading, Penn.
2. Jimmy Campbell, Bates City, Mo.
3. Bud Dombroski
4. Bob Slater, Redfield, Kan.
5. Ken Rubright
6. Gordon Shuck, Edgar, Neb.
7. Jay King
8. Keith Saylor, Macomb, Ill.

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