The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) June 14 1948 page 16
Johnson Sets Pace in S. L. Midget Races Wes Johnson. . driving Sunday night in a "pinch-hitting" role lor Stan Rack, the dean of Utah s midget auto racers, thrilled a crowd estimated at 4500 persons when he roared in first in the main event at the Hippodrome. Rock, who has won pust about all the honors there is to gam on the pint-sized "roaring road, has been ordered out of, the game by his doctor. It was a tough blow for Stan and his many fans. Johnson did not win Sundays ^ace in a breeze. Robert Watson pressed him closely until a wheel ripped loose from his car. Watson had placed first in the fourth heat of Sunday night's program. Gil Broadbcnt, driving his No, 9 car, took the trophy dash in the time of :56.4. Lucky Louis Allen, who escaped injury last week in a spectacular crackup, came back Sunday night to win the first heat in 5 mins. two seconds. The second and third heats were won by Earl Williams and Broadbent, respectively. Track conditions were excellent Sunday night and the drivers were rewarded by the largest turnout at the local racing plant this year.