More Midget Results from 1946

By TOM AVENENGO

Here’s another one from back in 1946. Tony Romit seated in an Offy midget is the featured image.


Ted Tappett (Phil Walters) in a Ed Bourgnon Cycle powered midget.

Yellow Jacket Speedway, PA
1st August 1946
1 Shorty McAndrews
2 Jeep Colkitt
3 Lloyd Christopher
Hinchliffe Stadium, NJ
2nd August 1946
1 Bill Schindler
2 Ted Tappett
3 Len Duncan
Danbury Speedway, CT
3rd August 1946
Feature
1 Ted Tappett
2 Bill Schindler
3 Tony Bonadies
West Springfield Speedway, MA
3rd August 1946
1 Jeep Colkitt 50 laps
2 Art Cross
3 Don Morris
Yellow Jacket Speedway, PA
5th August 1946
1 George Fonder
2 Johnny Ritter
3 Shorty McAndrews
Hinchliffe Stadium, NJ
6th August 1946
1 Ted Tappett
2 Bill Schindler
3 Dutch Schaefer
West Haven Speedway, CT
8th August 1946
25 laps – Feature
1 Ted Tappett
2 Bill Schindler
3 George Rice
Hinchliffe Stadium, NJ
9th August 1946
1 Bill Schindler
2 Johnny Ritter
3 Tony Bonadies
Allentown Fairgrounds, PA
10th August 1946
1 Joe Sostilio 50 laps
2 Doc Shanebrook
3 Charlie Breslin
Danbury Speedway, CT
10th August 1946
Feature
1 Ray Nestor
2 Larry Bloomer
3 Dutch Schaefer
West Springfield Speedway, MA
10th August 1946
1 2 Bill Schindler Caruso Offenhauser
2 Lloyd Christopher
3 Jeep Colkitt
4 Don Morris
5 Chet Conklin
Cherry Park Speedway, CT
11th August 1946 – 1/5 mile paved oval
1 Bill Schindler Caruso Offenhauser 22 laps, no time
2 Ray Nestor
3 Don Morris
Race halted due to accident
Midget races – track had now been paved since the opening meeting of 1946 in July.
Yellow Jacket Speedway, PA
12th August 1946
1 Bill Schindler
2 Tony Bonadies
3 Johnny Ritter
Lanham Speedway, MD
13th August 1946
1 Mike Josephs
2 Charlie Miller
3 Larry Bloomer
Cherry Park Speedway, CT
14th August 1946 – 1/5 mile paved oval
1 Lloyd Christopher 0:06:32.50, 25 laps
2 George Rice
3 Jeep Colkitt Hough V-8
4 Art Cross Hough V-8
5 Don Morris
Richmond City Stadium, VA
14th August 1946
1 Hawley Kight
2 Mike Josephs
3 Larry Bloomer
West Haven Speedway, CT
15th August 1946
25 laps – Feature
1 Bill Schindler
2 Ted Tappett
3 Chet Conklin
Yellow Jacket Speedway, PA
15th August 1946
1 Charlie Miller
2 George Fonder
3 Charlie Breslin
Cherry Park Speedway, CT
18th August 1946 – 1/5 mile paved oval
1 12 Ted Tappett Bourgnon cycle 0:06:31.25, 25 laps
2 9 George Rice Hagedorn cycle
3 30 Charlie Miller John Schloeder cycle
4 Art Cross Hough V-8
5 Lloyd Christopher Hough V-8
Hinchliffe Stadium, NJ
20th August 1946
1 Johnny Ritter 50 laps
2 Bill Schindler
3 Jeep Colkitt
Lanham Speedway, MD
20th August 1946
1 Mike Josephs
2 George Fonder
3 Lou Volk
Richmond City Stadium, VA
21st August 1946
1 George Fonder
2 George Marshmann
3 Mike Josephs
Victory Speedway, Orange County Fairgrounds, NY
21st August 1946 – 1/5 mile oval
1 Bill Schindler
2 Dutch Schaefer
3 Ray Nestor
West Haven Speedway, CT
22nd August 1946
25 laps – Feature
1 Bill Schindler
2 George Rice
3 Chet Conklin
Yellow Jacket Speedway, PA
22nd August 1946
1 Art Cross
2 Jeep Colkitt
3 Charlie Breslin
Hinchliffe Stadium, NJ
23rd August 1946
1 Lloyd Christopher
2 Bill Schindler
3 Charlie Breslin
Danbury Speedway, CT
24th August 1946
Feature
1 Shorty McAndrews
2 George Fonder
3 Dutch Schaefer
West Springfield Speedway, MA
24th August 1946
25 laps – Feature (re-run from 17th August)
1 Bill Schindler Caruso Offenhauser
2 9 George Rice Hagedorn
3 Jeep Colkit Hough V8
4 Lloyd Christopher Hough V8
5 Al Keller
25 laps – Feature
1 Bill Schindler Caruso Offenhauser
2 Jeep Colkitt Hough V8
3 Lloyd Christopher Hough V8
4 Al Keller Crisbaugh V8
5 Art Cross
Cherry Park Speedway, CT
25th August 1946 – 1/5 mile paved oval
1 2 Bill Schindler Caruso Offenhauser 0:06:56.56, 25 laps
2 81 Jeep Colkitt Hough
3 Dutch Schaefer
4 Johnny Rice
5 Rex Records
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa
25th August 1946
1 Ernie Gesell
2 Mike Josephs
3 Lee Wallard
Yellow Jacket Speedway, PA
26th August 1946
1 Dutch Schaefer
2 Johnny Ritter
3 Shorty McAndrews
Hinchliffe Stadium, NJ
27th August 1946
1 Bill Schindler
2 Lloyd Christopher
3 Charlie Breslin
Lanham Speedway, MD
27th August 1946
1 George Fonder
2 Mike Josephs
3 Shorty McAndrews
Victory Speedway, Orange County Fairgrounds, NY
28th August 1946 – 1/5 mile oval
1 Bill Schindler
2 Jeep Colkitt
3 George Rice
Hinchliffe Stadium, NJ
30th August 1946
1 Bill Schindler
2 Rex Records
3 Johnny Ritter
Danbury Speedway, CT
31st August 1946
Feature
1 Chet Conklin
2 Rex Records
3 Charlie Miller
West Springfield Speedway, MA
31st August 1946
1 Bill Schindler Caruso Offenhauser
2 Chet Gibbons Wheeler Offenhauser
3 Jeep Colkitt
4 64 Len Fanelli Wheeler Offenhauser
5 Harry Sheeler Alscheimer V8
Note: For the month of August 1946, Bill Schindler had feature wins on:
8/2, 8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, 8/15, 8/21, 8/22, 8/24 (2 wins), 8/25, 8/27, 8/28, 8/30 & 8/31 – Not too shabby, huh?

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