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National Midget Auto Racing Museum
Belleville High Banks Track
The half mile mark is
actually about 10 feet from the bottom of the track. The top of the
track is approximately 5/8 of a mile.
Although it is called a
"dirt track"; it is made of Kansas gumbo clay for its tackiness.
The banking is not less
then 23 degrees with the highest being in the back stretch.
In 1933 the Belleville
High Banks received it's banking.
What's the latest date in a year that auto
racing has been held at the North Central Kansas fairgrounds?
November 6th! Under the auspices of the Robert E. Gordon Post #133 American
Legion of Belleville & Concordia, a full slate of races were held on a
Thursday afternoon in 1924. Winners from that day included Belleville's
Charles Blosser, the team of Nesmith & Waugh from Belleville, Abilene's
Harold Roller, F. Goodrich of Belleville, & St. Joseph, Missouri's Lee
In four IMCA races during the 50th
Anniversary season of 1960 on the High Banks,
how many times did the Hector Honore / Bardahl Special win the feature
Three times, with Tampa, Florida's Pete Folse
at the wheel. The "Black Deuce", Honore's #2, was an
open-wheeled big car and picked off the Memorial Day Classic, plus the two
NCK Free Fair events.
The fourth feature, ran on Monday, July 4th, was an IMCA Stock Car race. The
1959 IMCA Champion,
Ernie Derr of Keokuk, Iowa, won that show in his #1 Pontiac.
What is the name of the first racing event
on the High Banks,
to feature "Big-speedway" type engines in their big cars?
The 1st Annual Belleville Mid-Summer
Championship races, held on July 1, 1951. Close to 7,000 fans were on
hand to watch Tampa, Florida's Frank Luptow, in the Black Panther Offy, win
the feature over Bobby Grim of Indianapolis, Indiana. Reserved tickets
sold for $2.10 each, while general admission passes were only $1.50.
Name the only driver to compete in these
races: 1986 IMCA National Modified show during the NCK Free
Fair, the 2010 Belleville 100, & the 2011 NCRA Labor Day Modified race at
the Belleville High Banks.....
Name the only other driver who competed
at the 1986 IMCA National Modified show during the NCK
Free Fair & the 2010 Belleville 100.....
(Answer at bottom of this page)
David City, NE Scott Styskal has progressed
from a 16th-place finish on August 11, 1986,
to a 14th-place finish on July 3, 2010, to a sixth-place result on September
The other driver to compete in the shows mentioned is Rochester, Minnesota's
Garry Hall. Half of the
"Flying Hall Brothers", Garry brought the #75 home in 13th back in 1986, and
24th in the A-Main during the 2010 show.
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