Palmares

  1. Newark, New Jersey, Newark Velodrome, August 13, 1916, One-Third Mile Handicapped Race for Amateurs, 1st place.
  2. Boston Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 6-11, 1916, Boston Arena, partnered with brother Arthur Spencer, DNF.
  3. New York City, Madison Square Garden, Preliminary Cycle Races, December 16, 1916, One Half-Mile Professional, 2nd place. Edward J. Carroll the winner and Eddie Root (Usa) 3rd. Winning time of 0:58.15
  4. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, Madison Square Gardens, December 18-23, 1916, partnered with Edward J. Carroll (Usa), DNF.
  5. New York City, Madison Square Gardens, December 16, 1916, Half-Mile Handicap Indoor Professional race, 2nd place.
  6. Newark Velodrome, July 8, 1917, Five-Mile Cycling Championship, 2nd place. Winner was Alfred Goullet (Aus). At this cycling event Willie's brother Arthur was crowned USA Cycling Sprint Champion defeating Frank L. Kramer, who had had the title since 1908.
  7. Boston Six Day Bicycle Race, November 3-8, 1917, Boston Arena, Partnered with Bob Spears (Usa), 10 hour a day event, placing unknown.
  8. San Francisco Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 1917, partnered with Jake Magin (Usa), 1st place.
  9. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 2-7, 1917, partnered with brother Arthur Spencer (Can) withdrew (December 3rd) from race after learning of their father's death in Toronto.
  10. New York City, Madison Square Gardens, December 12, 1917, Indoor Cycling Championships, Ten Mile Professional Race, 1st place, 22:25.20.
  11. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, 1918, Partnered with Edward J. Carroll (Usa), DNF.
  12. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 30-December 5, 1919, partnered with George Chapman (Usa), DNF.
  13. Sydney Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 29, 1919-January 3, 1920, partnered with, Charles Osterriter (Usa), 1st place.
  14. New York Six Day Bicycle Race, March 7-12, 1920, partnered with Peter Drobach (Usa), DNF.
  15. Newark, New Jersey, Newark Velodrome, May 31, 1920, Match Race for Professionals. 1st place.
  16. Newark, New Jersey, Newark Velodrome, Track Races, June 20, 1920, 2nd One-mile open, 2nd Match race.
  17. Newark, New Jersey, Newark Velodrome, July 5, 1920, Two-Mike Championship, 4th place.
  18. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, September 26, 1920 Two-Mile Championship Professional, 4th place. Brother Arthur was the winner with Frank L. Kramer second and Alfred Goullet (Aus) third.
  19. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, October 18, 1920, Twenty-Five Mile Open Race (Professional), 7th place. Won by Alfred Goullet (Aus) in a time of 52:14.35. Australian Pursuit Race (Professional). Reginald McNamara (Aus) against William Spencer. Won by McNamara. Distance 3 miles 4 laps Time-8:29.35.
  20. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 5-11, 1920, partnered with Frank Kramer (Usa), DNF.
  21. New York, N.Y. Madison Square Garden, March 5, 1921, Preliminary track events before the upcoming six-day race. Professional Team Match Race for Points-Three Heats. Maurice Brocco (Ita) and Oscar Egg (Swi) vs. Willie Spencer (Can) and Reggie McNamara (Aus). First Heat- One Mile, Sprint every three laps, Won by Spencer/McNamara with 2 points; Brocco/Egg, 1 point second. Time 2:08.35. Second Heat- Australian Pursuit Race, won by Brocco/Egg. Distance Seven laps, Time-1:32.45. Third Heat-Two Mile Race, Sprints Every three laps, Won by Brocco/Egg with 10 points, Spencer McNamara 6 points second, Time 4:31.15. Total Points: Brocco/Egg 14 points, Spencer McNamara 8 points.
  22. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 7-12, 1921, partnered with Lloyd Thomas (Usa), DNF.
  23. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, March 28, 1921, One-Mile Team Match Race (Professional). Orlando Piani (Ita) and Peter Moeskops (Ned) vs. Willie Spencer and Reggie McNamara (Aus). 2nd place. Won by Piani/Moeskops. First Heat won by Spencer, Piani second, Time 2:32, Last eighth mile-0:12.15, Second Heat won by Piani, Spencer second, Time-2:43, Last eighth mile-0:12.35, Third Heat won by Piani, Spencer second, Time-2:43, Last eighth mile 0:12.35.
  24. 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.
  25. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, July 14, 1921, Five-Mile National Bicycle Championship, 1st place. Defeated Frank Kramer -2nd, Jackie Clark-3rd and brother Arthur Spencer DNF.
  26. Newark, New Jersey, Newark Velodrome, USA Quarter-Mile Championship, July 17, 1921, 1st place. Defeated Orlando Piani (Ita), Raymond Eaton (Usa) and Reggie McNamara (Aus).
  27. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, September 4, 1921, Five-Mile Match Race Professional, 1st place, Frank L. Kramer second. Time- 1:16.35, Last eighth mile 0:12.15.
  28. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, October 2, 1921, One-Mile Team Match Race (Professional), 2nd place partnered with brother Arthur 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. Miss and Out Race Open (Professional), 2nd place, Won by Alex McBeath (Aus), Alfred Goullet (Aus) third, Menus Bedell (Usa) fourth, Fred Taylor (Usa) fifth, Cecil Walker (Aus) sixth. Time 5:50.15, Distance 2 miles 5 laps.
  29. Berlin Sechstagerennen, February 17-23, 1922, partnered with Ken Ross (Aus), DNF.
  30. Newark Velodrome, May 30, 1922, One-Mile Consolation, Professional, 1st place, 2:05.
  31. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, June 4, 1922, Five-Mile Open Professional, 2nd place. Winner was Alfred Goullet (Aus), Two-Third Mile Handicap Professional, 4th place (scratch).
  32. Newark Velodrome, June 7, 1922, Quarter Mile National Championships Professional, 1st place, brother Arthur Spencer was the runner-up and Ray Eaton was third place and Frank L. Kramer was fourth. Time of heat to decide first and second places was 0:31.40, Last eighth of a mile was done in 0:12.0.
  33. New York, N.Y., New York Velodrome, June 13, 1922, 5-Mile Open Professional, 1st place, Time: 10:20.
  34. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, One-Quarter Mile National Championships, June 14, 1922, 3rd place, brother Arthur was the winner with Frank L. Kramer second.
  35. Kingsbridge Meadows New York, New York Velodrome, 1 Mile National Championship, June 24, 1922, 2nd place 2:55.025. Defeated by Ray Eaton (Usa).
  36. Newark Velodrome, June 29, 1922, 2 Mile National Championship, 2nd place, defeated by Alfred Goullett.
  37. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome, July 9, 1922, One-Mile Handicap (Professional), 1st place. Won by William Spencer (Can), William Hanley (20yards) second, Raymond Eaton (scratch) third, Harry Horan (130 yards) fourth, Alex McBeath (Aus), (20 yards), fifth, Robert H. Walthour Jr. (90 yards) sixth, Charles Jaeger (130 yards) seventh. Time 1:51.15.
  38. New York Velodrome, July 11, 1922, One-Mile Alternance Match Race (Professional), 1st place. First heat won by Spencer in 2:59.30, Second heat won by Spencer in 2:31, Third heat won by Eaton in 3:01 and fourth heat won by Eaton in 2:47.15. Spencer is the winner by 2 points over Eaton.
  39. Newark Velodrome, July 13, 1922, Quarter-Mile National Championship, 2nd place. Winner was Ray Eaton (Usa), third was brother Arthur Spencer and fourth place went to Frank L. Kramer. Time of the heat to decide 1st and second place was 0:30.20, last eighth of a mile was 0:12.20.
  40. New York Velodrome, July 21, 1922, Two-Hour Team Race, partnered with Ray Eaton (Usa), 4th place 43 points.
  41. Newark, New Jersey, Newark Velodrome, August 10, 1922, Two-Mile National Championship Professional, 1st place. Arthur Spencer 2nd, 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.
  42. Newark, N.J. Newark Velodrome. August 13, 1922, Four-Cornered Match Race (Professional), 2nd place. Won by Alfred Goullet (Aus). First heat won by Spencer, Eaton, second, Goullet third and Piani fourth, Time 2:32.15, last eighth mile 0:12.15. Second Heat won by Goullet, Eaton second, Spencer third and Piani fourth. Time-2:53.25, Last eighth mile 0:12. Third Heat won by Goullet, Piani second, Spencer third and Eaton fourth. Time-2:49.25, Last eighth mile 0:12.
  43. Newark, New Jersey, Newark Velodrome, Professional Bicycle Championship of America, August 16, 1922, 1st place overall after 12 competitions. Five Mile National Championships, 2nd place. Winner was Alfred Goullet (Aus) in a time of 9:36.35. Last eighth mile in 0:12.20.
  44. Newark, New Jersey, Newark Velodrome, June 24, 1923, World Record, 2/3 Mile, 1:10.20.
  45. Newark N.J. Newark Velodrome, August 19, 1923 Bicycle Championship of America. Scoring the winnings points by finishing second in the 5-mile championship. This is the last of eighteen races to decide the title.
  46. American Sprint Cycling Championship-1922,1923,1926; World Record 440 yards, standing start; World Indoor Sprint Titles 1922, 1923, 1925
  47. Christchurch, New Zealand, English Park Stadium, March 1925, Series of races against the New Zealand Track and Road Cycling Champion Phil O'Shea (Nzl). First race mile unpaced O'Shea was the victor by inches. Second Race 1-mile paced, Spencer was the victor, and O'Shea crashed and went to hospital.
  48. Wellington, New Zealand, Athletic Park, (Grass Track) March 1925. First Race mile unpaced, Spencer crashed and O'Shea looking back to see what happened as well crashed and ended up in hospital for 6 weeks.
  49. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 24, 1925, Preliminary Three Corner Race, placing unknown.
  50. New York Six-Day Bicycle Race, November 29-December 5, 1925, partnered with Raymond Eaton (Usa), DNF.
  51. Paris, Vel d' Hiver, January 2, 1927, European Winter Bicycle Championships, 1st place.
  52. Dortmund Sechstagerennen, March 4-10, 1927, partnered with Dave Lands (Usa), DNF.
  53. New York Velodrome, June 7, 1927, One-Mile Match race (Professional), William Spencer, and Newark, N.J., vs. Avanti Martinetti, Italy. Won by Martinetti. First heat won by Spencer. Time-2:47.60, Last eighth mile, 0:12.20. Second heat won by Martinetti. Time-2:34.40; last eighth mile, 0:12. Third heat won by Martinetti, Time-3:25; last eighth mile, 0:12.40.
  54. New York, N.Y. New York Velodrome, August 1, 1927, Distance unknown, 2nd place to the winner Fred Spencer.
  55. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, Rialto Arena, Chicago's North side, January 7-13, 1928. This was the first six-day bicycle race that William Spencer organized as a promoter.
  56. Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 28-November 3, 1928. Promoter of this event.

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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