Stock Car Races on the ½ Mile Dirt Racetrack at the

Montgomery County Fairgrounds in

Coffeyville, Kansas

Friday, September 10, 1954

 

Sanctioned by – Southeast Kansas Racing Club

 Promoted by – George Rodell & Truman Stoker of Pittsburg, Kansas doing business as the Coffeyville Racing Association

Starter / flagman – Lloyd Peak of Girard, Kansas

Public address announcer – Bill Bowser of Coffeyville, Kansas

Adult admission – $1.00

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 4 Cars – 4 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

From

Automobile

1

41JR

Happy Hart

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Paul Simmons

Coffeyville, Kansas

White 1932 Ford 3-window coupe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

From

Automobile

1

66

Joe Seifried

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cleo White & Frank Savage

Coffeyville, Kansas

1934 Ford coupe 

2

77

Paul Curry

Carthage, Missouri

Eddie Williams

Coffeyville, Kansas

White 1934 Dodge 3-window coupe

3

55

Floyd Campbell

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hayden Wells

Coffeyville, Kansas

White / Red 5-window Chevrolet coupe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

From

Automobile

1

16

Vaughn Curry

Carthage, Missouri

Ralph Blackett

Coffeyville, Kansas

Ford coupe

2

10

Jack Penwell / Happy Hart

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Harold Ivy

Coffeyville, Kansas

White 1934 Ford 3-window coupe

3

23

Squirt Bartholomew

Coffeyville, Kansas

Clifford “Squirt” Bartholomew

Coffeyville, Kansas

White / Red 1932 Ford 5-window coupe

DNF

41JR

Happy Hart

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Paul Simmons

Coffeyville, Kansas

White 1932 Ford 3-window coupe

DNF

71

Ray Clark

Pittsburg, Kansas

Frank Osborn

Coffeyville, Kansas

Passionate Pink 1934 Ford 5-window coupe

DNF

22

 

 

Leo Argyle & Harold Burtrum 

Coffeyville, Kansas

 

DNF

89

 

 

 

 

 

DNF

11

Billy Phelps

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Dr. Herbert B. George, D. C. & Marvin Patterson

Coffeyville, Kansas

1934 Ford 5-window coupe

The five cars listed as not finishing this race plus the #10 driven by Penwell, were all involved in the same pileup in the south turn.  Penwell was the only driver injured in the accident; he receiving a deep cut on his face that required several stitches to close.  The radiator was damaged on the #41JR car so Hart took over as driver of the #10 car that Penwell had been driving and finished the race in second place in relief of Penwell.

Chet Hamby of Tulsa, Oklahoma was probably driving car #22 but the story in the “Coffeyville Daily Journal” does not say.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolation – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

From

Automobile

1

32

Amy Buettell

Chanute, Kansas

Ralph Blackett

Coffeyville, Kansas

3-window coupe

2

26

Ken Westerfelt

Independence, Kansas

Ken Westerfelt

Independence, Kansas

3

88

Harold Thompson

Carthage, Missouri

Earl Goodman

Carthage, Missouri

Pink 1933 Plymouth 5-window coupe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feature – 25 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

From

Automobile

1

32

Amy Buettell

Chanute, Kansas

Ralph Blackett

Joplin, Missouri

3-window coupe

2

23

Squirt Bartholomew

Coffeyville, Kansas

Clifford “Squirt” Bartholomew

Coffeyville, Kansas

White / Red 1932 Ford 5-window coupe

3

16

Vaughn Curry

Carthage, Missouri

Ralph Blackett

Joplin, Missouri

Ford coupe

4

10

Happy Hart

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Harold Ivy

Coffeyville, Kansas

White 1934 Ford 3-window coupe

5

79

Howard “Red” Davis

Carthage, Missouri

 

 

5-window coupe

 

 

 

 

Ray Clark

Roy Duncan collection

Amy Buettell

Danley Clow photo

Harold Thompson

Ryan Rector collection

 

 

 

 

Red Davis

Danley Clow photo

Squirt Bartholomew

Roy Duncan collection

Floyd Campbell

Ryan Rector collection