|1||Frank Fuller||77||Seversky -S2||282.100|
|2||Arthur Bussy||39||Bellanca 28-92||244.486|
|3||Paul Mantz||23||Lockheed Orion 9-c||234.875|
|4||Max Constant||31||Beechcraft D-17w||231.570|
|5||Arlene Davis||51||Spartan Executive||196.842|
|6||William Maycock||66||Beechcraft D-17s||187.186|
|DNS||Jacqueline Cochran||13||Seversky AP-7|
Greve Trophy Race
The Cleveland Pneumatic
Tool Company was once again the sponsor of
the LOUIS W. GREVE TROPHY RACE. 20 laps on a 10 mile course.
George Byars in the Keith Ryder "Eight Ball" was unable to start due to
engine problems. Lee William's, flying the Brown B-2 "Miss Los Angeles"
experienced an engine failure while turning into the scatter pylon, stalled and
crashed fatally. Art Chester in the brand new Chester "Goon" was off first and
well into the lead with the aid of the French Ratier two position propeller.
Tony LeVier in the Schoenfeld "Firecracker" passed Chester on lap six and
lead the race till lap 11 but had to retire due to a magneto problem.
Harry Crosby was unable to retract his landing gear and officials flagged
him off the course starting lap 11. Art Chester, with no competition opened
the throttle of the Menasco C-6S4 winning the race, setting a new record.
|DNF||Harry Crosby||52||Crosby Cr-4||3|
|DNS||George Byars||18||"Eight Ball"||4|
|DNF||Lee Williams||33||"Miss LosAngeles"||5|
2 Out lap 11
3 Out lap 12
4 Not able to start
5 Crashed fatally
Thompson Trophy Race
The race course remanded the same 30 laps for 300 miles.
There were no new racers entered for this year. Earl Ortman had installed
a new three blade constant speed propeller hoping to beat Turner who had
recorded a lap at 299 mph. Tony LeVier's "Firecracker's" engine had been
soup up to over 500 hp, estimated capable of 350 mph. Due to heavy rains
the races were postponed to Tuesday which kept attendance down. Seven
planes were off and headed to the scatter pylon, Turner was fourth off and
Tony LeVier moved into the lead by lap five, followed by Art Chester in the
"Goon". Earl Ortman was next in his Marcoux-Bromberg. Turner had a slow
take-off and was in fourth place. Steve Wittman cut the scatter pylon and was
penalized a full lap. Turner came up from forth to take the lead from LeVier in
the ninth lap. Art Chester who was in third place developed engine trouble in
the eighteenth lap and retired. Earl Ortman took over third place and Harry
Crosby finished forth with Steve Wittman only able to take fifth place after a
great effort to get back in the money. Joe Mackey flying Turner's old Wedell
William's finished last. Days before the Thompson was run, Hitler marched
into Poland and World War II was beginning. Also the Thompson Trophy
deed of gift had expired and here was no more prize money or plaques.
Turner Laird #29 LeVier Firecracker
Earl Ortman's Marcoux-Bromberg Harry Crosby CR-4
Wittman Bonzo Joe Mackey
|4||Harry Crosby||52||Crosby CR-4||244.522|
|5||Steve Wittman||4||Wittman Bonzo||241.361|
|DNF||Art Chester||5||Chester Goon|
1. out 18th lap
are from the Likovetz and Hansen collection unless otherwise noted.
Updated Wednesday, March 06, 2013