Mini Stock Cars

Raced around Wichita, Kansas in the Late 1970s and Early 1980s

  

 

 

Rod Leach, driving Herb Sandersí #5 car, #50 Brad Ellis, #18 Frank Vankam and #66 Harold Sparks in the third turn at 81 Speedway on a pace lap.

81 Speedway program

 

#10 Lou Steward racing an unidentified competitor at 81 Speedway in 1976

81 Speedway program

 

 

 

Rod Leach at 81 Speedway

Petty collection

 

#7 Jack Buckley smf #6 Oren Haas in 1980

Petty collection

 

 

 

Lou Steward of Winfield, Kansas taking a victory lap after winning a race at 81 Speedway in a Volkswagen owned by Joel Collier also of Winfield in 1976

81 Speedway photo

 

Joel Collierís crew and the Volkswagen mini-stock car he owned, in the pits at 81 Speedway in 1976

81 Speedway photo

 

 

 

Oren Haas in 1980

Petty collection

 

Monte Metcalf at Salina, Kansas

Petty collection

 

 

 

Lou Steward, at left, with Brian Kelly in 1976

Collier collection

 

Kenny Moore, standing center, and Brian Kelly at Kennyís right, working on Joel Collierís #10 Volkswagen in front of Collierís service station in Winfield om 1976.

Collier collection

 

 

 

Gary Clark in 1980

Petty collection

 

#33 Joe Minor and #44 Kent Foster race with a couple of other mini-stock cars at 81 Speedway in 1980

Petty collection

 

 

 

#10 Lou Steward passes by a spinning #11 Red Medford and another car in the third turn at 81 Speedway.

81 Speedway program

 

Joe Minor in 1980

Petty collection

 

 

 

Joe Minor in 1980

Petty collection

 

#10 Lou Steward smf #5 Rod Leach at 81 Speedway

81 Speedway photo

 

 

 

Warren Walker in 1980

Petty collection

 

This photo of an unidentified car and driver was in 1980

Petty collection

 

 

 

Joel-Collier-owned mini stock car

Collier collection

 

Rod Leach with a load of kids on a ďKids DayĒ at 81 Speedway

81 Speedway program

 

 

 

 

#22 Monte Metcalf and #11 Red Metcalf

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Left to right:  #33x Frank Key, #5 Al Hall, #6 Oren Haas and #22 Monte Metcalf

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 Do you have any photographs of mini stock cars that raced around Wichita, Kansas that you would like to see posted here, or can you identify any of the unidentified drivers of cars that are already posted here?  If so, please contact Bob Lawrence at sprintguy @ cox.net 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you:

Jim Petty and Lou Steward