Palmares

  1. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, World's Cycling Sprint Championship (Amateurs), September 2, 1914, One-Mile Race, defeated in the semi-finals by Tommy Smith. Arthur Spencer is 17 years old.
  2. 1915 Amateur Cycling Champion of the Dominion of Canada.
  3. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, August 1, 1915, Mile Handicapped race for Amateurs, 1st place.
  4. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, August 25, 1915, One-Mile Amateur Scratch Race, defeated by Hans Ohrt, of the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Arthur one the first heat but lost the following two. This was in the semi-finals.
  5. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, August 13, 1916, 2/3 Mile Match Race, 2nd place, Defeated by Frank Kramer in two straight heats. Brassard Race, One-Mile Match Race, 1st place.
  6. Boston Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 6-11, 1916, Boston Arena, partnered with brother Arthur Spencer, DNF
  7. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, July 8, 1917, USA National Cycling Association Championship 1917, defeats Frank Kramer (Usa).
  8. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 2-7, 1917, partnered with brother Willie Spencer (Can), withdrew (December 3rd) from the race after learning that his father had died in Toronto. Mother encourages the boys to continue cycling but they have no heart for the game.
  9. New York City, Madison Square Gardens, December 12, 1917, National Indoor Championship, One Mile Match Race, Professional, 2nd place. Defeated by the veteran Frank Kramer (Usa).
  10. Boston Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 30-December 5, 1919, partnered with George Chapman (Usa), DNF
  11. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, April 11, 1920, One-Mile Match Race for Professionals, 2nd place, defeated by Frank Kramer. One-Mile Class A Invitational, 1st place.
  12. Newark N. J. Newark Velodrome, July 5th, 1920, Two-Mile National Championship, 1st place.
  13. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, August 29, 1920, One-Mile Match Race Professional. 1st place defeated Peter Moeskops (Ned). First heat won by Spencer in a time of 2:57.45, Last eighth of a mile in 0:12.25. Second heat won by Spencer in a time of 2:57.00. Last eighth of a mile in 0:12.00 seconds.
  14. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, September 26, 1920, Arthur Spencer of Toronto was crowned the professional bicycle champion of America here this afternoon just before he had beaten Frank L Kramer in the Two-Mile Championship in 4:23.0, last eighth of a mile 0:12.25.
  15. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, October 18, 1920, One-Mile Three Cornered Match Race (Professional), 2nd place. Won by Frank L. Kramer, Peter Moeskops (Ned) 3rd. First Heat won by Moeskops, Spencer second, Kramer third, Time-2:47.35, Last eighth mile 0:12.15. Second Heat won by Kramer, Spencer second and Moeskops third, Time-2:48, Last eighth mile - 0:12.00. Third Heat won by Spencer, Moeskops second; Kramer third. Time-2:40.15, Last eighth mile 0:12.15. Fourth Heat won by Kramer, Spencer second, Moeskops third, Time-2:55.15, Last eighth mile 0:12.25.
  16. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 22-27, 1920, partnered with Frank Corry (Aus), DNF, after three days Spencer and Corry were in 3rd place with 1,238 miles 2 laps completed and 80 points.
  17. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, January 17-22, 1921, partnered with unknown, DNF.
  18. Chicago Six-day Bicycle Race, April 4-9, 1921, partnered with Alfred Hill (Usa), DNF
  19. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, May 29, 1921, One-Mile Match Race Professional, 2nd place. Defeated by Frank L. Kramer. First heat won by Spencer in a time 0f 2:50, Last eighth mile in 0:11.45. Second heat won by Kramer in a time of 3:02, Last eighth mile in 0:11.45. Third heat won by Kramer in a time of 2:53, Last eighth mile in 0:12.00.
  20. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, One-Mile Match Team Race (Professional), Orlando Piani (Ita)-Raymond Eaton (Usa) defeated Frank Kramer (Usa)-Arthur Spencer (Can). First heat won by Spencer: Eaton second. Time-2:42.20, Last eighth mile 0:12.40. Second heat won by Piani, Kramer second. Time-2:39. 35, last eighth mile 0:13.20, Third heat won by Piani, Spencer second. Time 2:40, last eighth mile 0:12.20.
  21. Newark, New Jersey, Newark Velodrome, June 19, 1921, One-Mile Match Race Professional, partnered with brother, Arthur Spencer, 1st place. Defeated Frank Kramer and Orlando Piani.
  22. Newark, New Jersey, Newark Velodrome, July 11, 1921, One Mile Alternance Match Race Professional, Tied for 2nd place with 18 points with Frank Kramer(Usa). Orlando Piani (Ita) the overall winner with 23 points.
  23. Newark N.J. Newark Velodrome, July 17, 1921, One Quarter Mile Championship Consolation (Professional), 2nd place. Won by Alfred Goullet (Aus)
  24. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, August 21, 1921, 2/3 of a mile Alternance Race. 1st place.
  25. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, October 2, 1921. One-Mile Team Match Race (Professional), 2nd place partnered with brother Willie Spencer. Won by Frank L. Kramer and Hans Ohrt. First Heat won by Kramer/Ohrt, Time 2:25.15, Last eighth mile 12:45, Second Heat won by Ohrt/Kramer Time 2:28, Last eighth mile 0:14.45.
  26. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, April 30, 1922, One-Mile Match Race (Professional) 1st place, over Raymond Eaton, First heat won by Spencer, Time-2:45, last eighth mile 0:12.25. Second Heat won by Spencer, Time 2:53.35, Last eight mile 0:12.25.
  27. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, May 30, 1922, One-Mile Match race Professional, 1st place. Defeated Orlando Piani (Ita). First heat won by Spencer in a time of 3:05.45, last 1/8th mile in 0:12 sec. Second heat won by Piani in a time of 2:52.45, last eighth mile in 0:12 sec.
  28. Newark N. J. Newark Velodrome, June 4, 1922, One-Mile Team Match Race, partnered with Frank Kramer (Usa), 1st place, Third Heat won by Kramer and Spencer, Time-3:45.20, Last 1/8th of a mile in 0:12.20.
  29. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, June 7, 1922, Quarter Mile National Championships Professional, 2nd place, brother Willie Spencer was the winner. Time of heat to decide first and second places was 0:31.40, Last eighth of a mile was done in 0:12.0.
  30. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, One-Third Mile National Championships, June 14, 1922, 1st place. 52 sec. Last eighth mile in 0:12.40, Frank L. Kramer 2nd, brother Willie Spencer 3rd, Orlando Piani (Ita) 4th.
  31. New York, N.Y. New York Velodrome, One Mile National Championship, June 24, 1922, 3rd place. Defeated by Ray Eaton (Usa) 1st. brother Willie Spencer (Can) 2nd. Fourth place was Frank L. Kramer.
  32. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, Championship Consolation One Mile (professional), 1st place, 2:59.20
  33. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, July 9, 1922, Three-Cornered Match Race (Professional), 3rd place. Won by Orlando Piani (Ita), Frank L. Kramer (Usa) second. First Heat won by Kramer, Spencer second, Piani third. Time- 2:52, Last eighth mile, 0:11.45. Second Heat won by Piani, Kramer second, Spencer third, Time-2:25, last eighth mile 0:12.25, Third Heat won by Piani, Spencer second, Kramer third, Time 2:52.15, last eighth mile 0:11.45.
  34. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, July 13, 1922, Quarter-Mile National Championship, 3rd place. Winner was Ray Eaton (Usa), 2nd place was brother Willie Spencer and fourth place went to Frank L. Kramer. Time of the heat to decide 3rd and 4th place was 0:30.00, last eighth of a mile was 0:12.20.
  35. New York, N.Y. New York Velodrome, One Mile Three-Cornered Match Race (Professional), August 9, 1922, 1st place, 2:51.20 defeated Hans Ohrt (Usa) and Pierre Seargent (Fra)
  36. Newark, New Jersey, Newark Velodrome, August 10, 1922, Two-Mile National Championship Professional, 2nd place. Brother Willie Spencer was 1st, Orlando Piani (Ita) 3rd, and Ray Eaton (Usa) 4th place. Time of the heat to decide 1st and 2nd places, 4:32. Last eighth of a mile in 0:12.20.
  37. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, Professional Bicycle Championship of America, August 16, 1922, Five Mile National Championships, 4th place. Winner was Alfred Goullet (Aus), 2nd was brother Willie Spencer (Can).
  38. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, August 23, 1922, One-Mile Match race (Professional), Arthur Spencer vs. Orland Piani (Ita). First Heat won by Piani in 3:02.45, Second Heat won by Spencer in 3:34. Final won by Piani in 3:24, last eighth of a mile in 12.35. Piani won the first heat and Spencer won the next two but was disqualified in the third heat for switching and the race was given to Piani.
  39. New York, N.Y. New York Velodrome, September 20, 1922, Two-Thirds Mile Match Race (Professional), 1st place, Defeated Raymond Eaton. First heat won by Spencer. Time 1:49.40, Last eighth mile-0:12. Second heat won by Spencer Time-1:54.40. Last eighth mile-0:12.20.
  40. New York, N.Y. New York Velodrome, Team Match Sprint, October 13, 1922, Partnered with brother Willie Spencer, disqualified after riding Alfred Goullett (Orlando Piani) high on the track causing a crash.
  41. Newark N. J. Newark Velodrome, August 19, 1923, 5-Mile Championship, lost in the qualifying heats, came in second place overall in the summer long competition that was won by Arthur's brother Willie.
  42. Paris, France, World Cycling Championships, August 4, 1924. 1000m World Professional Championship. Won initial heat but was eliminated in the quarter finals.
  43. New York, N.Y. New York Velodrome, August 11, 1924, One-Mile Race, 1st place, defeated the Australian Cecil Walker.
  44. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, National Two-Mile Championship, August 25, 1924, 1st place. Victory gives Arthur the points necessary to be crowned National Cycling Open Championship for 1924
  45. Newark N.J. Newark Velodrome, Alternate Match Race, May 19, 1925 3rd place.
  46. New York, N.Y. New York Velodrome, July 6, 1926, 1-Mile Match Race, 1st place, defeated Orlando Piani and Freddie Spencer.
  47. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 29-November 4, 1928, partnered with Alex McBeath

Bicycle Sprint Championship of America

1915	Frank Kramer
1916	Frank Kramer
1917	Arthur Spencer (Can)
1918	Ray Eaton
1919	Arthur Spencer (Can)
1920	Arthur Spencer (Can)
1921	Fred Kramer
1922	Willie Spencer (Can)
1923	Willie Spencer (Can)
1924	Arthur Spencer (Can)
1925	Fred Spencer (USA)
1926	Willie Spencer (Can)
1927	Harris Horder (Aus)
1928	Fred Spencer (USA)
1929	Fred Spencer (USA)

In the fifteen years between 1915 and 1929 the Canadian brothers, Willie and Arthur Spencer from Toronto dominated the American bicycle racing scene. Moving from Toronto to Newark in 1915 the teenaged Spencer brothers wanted to become professional bicycle racers. In pursuit of their goal the Spencer's challenged the established hegemony of John M. Chapman, manager of the National Cycling Association and Frank Kramer, the perennial star of the NCA circuit. These broad shouldered Canadian youth were powerful in stature and speed. Both Arthur and Willie were over six feet tall and weighed 215 pounds.

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