JayCee Speedway

Larned, Kansas

Sunday Night August 11, 1957

 

 

Race promoter Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

Sanctioned by Merrick Racing Promotions of Dodge City, Kansas

Sponsored by Larned Jaycees of Larned, Kansas

President of the Larned Jaycees Dean Sallee of Larned, Kansas

Speedway general manager Wilbur Dirks of Larned, Kansas

Public address announcer Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

Flagman / starter Ben Hughes of Dodge City, Kansas

 Trophy girl Kathy Fertig of Larned, Kansas 

 

 

 

 

List of Entries  18 Cars

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

 

7

Red Siems

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

13

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

39

John Riead

Hutchinson, Kansas

Steve Schafer

Hutchinson, Kansas

40

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

46

Darrell Harms

Dodge City, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

 

49

Jerry Collins

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

 

80

Stanley Trahern

Dodge City, Kansas

Bob Kenneman & Melvin Tuxhorn

Montezuma, Kansas

 

81

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

 

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

 

86

Lloyd White

Great Bend, Kansas

Lloyd White

Great Bend, Kansas

 

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

Nelson Carlson

Toiler & Toiler

    

Jerry Jinks

Cokeley collection

 

Don Spreier

Cokeley collection

 

Ron Nicholson

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Stanley Trahern

Cokeley collection

  

Don Shumard

Coffman collection

 

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy collection

 

Fritz Kuntzsch

Tiller & Toiler

 

John Riead

Riead collection

 

Bernie Beydler

Leland Salmans collection

 

Kenny Roach

Stan Morrison collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

First Heat Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owners

Car Owners From

Started

1

46

Darrell Harms

Dodge City, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

2

49

Jerry Collins

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

39

John Riead

Hutchinson, Kansas

Steve Schafer

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

 

86

Lloyd White

Great Bend, Kansas

Lloyd White

Great Bend, Kansas

1

          It took five attempts to get this race started as starter Ben Hughes did not think pole sitter Lloyd White was bring the cars around fast enough for a fair start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

   

 

 

 

Second Heat Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Dodge City, Kansas

Bob Kenneman & Melvin Tuxhorn

Montezuma, Kansas

 

2

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

 

3

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

 

 

4

40

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

 

 

          Trahern won this race by a wide margin over the second place car.

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

Trophy Dash 5 Laps

 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

1

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

 

2

49

Jerry Collins

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

3

39

John Riead

Hutchinson, Kansas

Steve Schafer

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

  

 

First Semi-Final Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

1

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

 

2

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

 

3

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

 

4

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

2

39

John Riead

Hutchinson, Kansas

Steve Schafer

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

3

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

 

4

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

    

 

  

 

 

Consolation Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

7

Red Siems

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

 

3

13

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

 

4

81

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

          Speedway general manager Wilbur Dirks relieved starter Ben Hughes of his duties during this race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature Race 10 Cars 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

"in the 5th row"

2

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

3

49

Jerry Collins

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

5

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

6

7

Red Siems

Hutchinson, Kansas

DNF

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

DNF

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

DNF

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

DNF

13

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

          Jinks spun his car into the infield in the second turn on the third lap.  Unable to get it restarted, he climbed out and either stood beside the car or on top of it (reports differ) to watch the rest of the race.

          On the fifth lap, the cars driven by May and Carlson tangled in the first turn and spun into the infield striking Jinks and the #13 car.  The accident hospitalized Jinks with a broken left leg.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This photo of Leland Salmans and his brand new jalopy was taken before the races on this evening at the JayCee Speedway - Tiller & Toiler

 

 

 

 

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