Friday, July 28, 2023

1963 – Folse Wins Fair Race, Sets Mark

Pete Folse

Chippewa Falls, Wis. (July 28, 1963) – Pete Folse of Tampa, Fla., three-times the International Motor Contest Association champion, won the feature race and set a new track record in IMCA big car races at the Northern Wisconsin District Fair on Sunday afternoon.

Twenty-one drivers and cars participated in the three heat races, a consolation race, and the 12-lap main event.

Folse, driving the Honore Offenhauser, won the feature race in the record time of 5 minutes and 34.95 seconds. Johnny White of Warren, Mich., the defending IMCA national champion, finished second.

Folse, Jim Wegschneider of St. Paul, Minn., and Ron Larson of White Bear Lake, Minn., were heat winners while Ted Ready of St. Paul, Minn., drove his Chevy conversion to a new track record of 3 minutes and 11.62 seconds in the 6-lap consolation.

Results –

1. Pete Folse, Tampa, Fla.
2. Johnny White, Warren, Mich.
3. Jerry Daniels, St. Paul, Minn.
4. Harold Leep, Wichita, Kan.
5. Ron Larson, White Bear Lake, Minn.
6. Bill Horstmeyer, Stoughton, Wis.
7. Don Brown, San Fernando, Calif.
8. Jim Wegschneider, St. Paul, Minn.
9. Tony Farr, Pomona, Calif.
10.Gordon Woolley, Waco, Tex.

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