Wednesday, January 30, 2008

IMCA 1917, part two

Quickly, before the scheduled power outage.

Second part of the 1917 IMCA race results from the prairies.

July 20, 1917, Brandon, Manitoba, Provincial Exhibition, 1/2 mile (?)


--time trials--George Clark, 1:09; Fred Horey, 1:09

--free-for-all--1st, George Clark; 2nd, Fred Horey; 3rd, Chad Jewett; 4th, Floyd Willard

--Ford match--1st, Willard; 2nd, Jewett

--3 cornered--1st, Ellingboe

--Australian pursuit--1st, Ellingboe

--free-for-all handicap--1st, Floyd Willard (Prince Henry)


--Horey won two races

--Willard and Koetzla won a race each

note: that’s all the Manitoba Free Press had to say about that

July 28, 1917, Regina, Saskatchewan, exhibition, 1/2 mile (?)

event #1--3 miles--for cars of 300 cu. in. (?)--1st, Floyd Willard; 2nd, Dave Koetzla; 3rd, Bob Klein--time, 4:12

event #2--3 miles--1st, George Clark; 2nd, Dave Koetzla; 3rd, Ben Giroux; 4th, Jules Ellingboe--time, 4:06 1-4

event #3--3 miles--match race between Floyd Willard (Prince Henry) and Bob Klein (No. 7 Scat)--1st, Willard--time, 4:15

event #4--pursuit handicap--1st, Jules Ellingboe; 2nd, Fred Horey; 3rd, Ben Giroux; 4th Dave Koetzla--time, 6:52 1-2

event #5--novelty race--3 laps--1st, Ben Giroux; 2nd, Fred Horey--time of wheel change 10 seconds--new world’s record (hooray! announced by Billy Rogers who raced in Regina as far back as 1907 so it must be true)--old record 11 2-5

event #6--5 miles--free-for-all--1st, Fred Horey; 2nd, Jules Ellingboe; 3rd, George Clark; 4th, Ben Giroux--time, 6 minutes flat

August 4, 1917, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, exhibition, 1/2 mile

event #1--3 miles--1st, Dave Koetzla (Case); 2nd, Floyd Willard (Ford); 3rd, Bob Klein (Scat)--time, 4:03

event #2--3 miles--1st, Ben Giroux (Sunbeam); 2nd, George Clark (Case); 3rd, Jules Ellingboe (Briscoe); 4th, Dave Koetzla (Case)--time, 3:55

event #3--3 miles--match race--1st, Bob Klein (Fiat); 2nd, Floyd Willard--time, 4:00

event #4--Australian Pursuit Handicap--4 miles--1st, Jules Ellingboe; 2nd, Fred Horey; 3rd, Ben Giroux; 4th, Dave Koetzla--time, 6:00

event #5--novelty tire change--1st, Fred Horey, 14 3-5; 2nd, Ben Giroux, 19 1-5

event #6--free-for-all--5 miles--1st, Fred Horey (Fiat); 2nd, Jules Ellingboe (Briscoe)--no time given

event #7--mile for time--George Clark (Case), 1:08 4-5; Fred Horey (Fiat), 1:09 3-5

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