JayCee Speedway

Larned, Kansas

Sunday Night July 14, 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 Judy Paramore 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

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

 

13

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

 

27

Bill Hubbard

Claflin, Kansas

Ben Strube**

Claflin, Kansas

 

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

32

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Jay Hagaman

Satanta, Kansas

33

Kenny Gillette

Dodge City, Kansas

Kenneth "Kenny" Gillette

Dodge City, Kansas

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

 

47

Jim Maskus

Dodge City, Kansas

Frank Epp

Dodge City, Kansas

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

 

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

95

Wayne McCurdy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

Nelson Carlson

Toiler & Toiler

    

Lyle Lewis

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

   

Don Spreier

Cokeley collection

 

Ron Nicholson

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Jim Maskus

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Ted Kreger

Coffman collection

 

Fritz Kuntzsch

Tiller & Toiler

 

Don Shumard

Coffman collection

  

Larry Torson

Cokeley collection

 

Bob Webster

Cokeley collection

 

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy collection

 

Wayne McCurdy

Leland Salmans collection

 

Marvin Lowery

Mike Constant collection

 

Kenny Roach

Stan Morrison collection

 

Dean Lewis

Crook collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race 10 Laps

 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owners

Car Owners From

1

32

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Jay Hagaman

Satanta, Kansas

2

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

3

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

4

47

Jim Maskus

Dodge City, Kansas

Frank Epp

Dodge City, Kansas

5

95

Wayne McCurdy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

6

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

Second Heat Race 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

1

2

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

 

3

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

 

4

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

 

 

5

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

 

 

6

13

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

 

 

DNF

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

 

 

DNF

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

 

 

     Murphy dropped out of the race on the seventh lap with a broken radiator hose.

     Spreier lost control of his car in the third turn and crashed into the fence on the final lap.

     Shumard led this entire race.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash 6 Cars 5 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

32

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Jay Hagaman

Satanta, Kansas

2

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

3

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

6

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

     Dean Lewis led this entire race.

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Semi-Final Race 6 Cars 8 Laps

 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

6

2

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

3

33

Kenny Gillette

Dodge City, Kansas

Kenneth "Kenny" Gillette

Dodge City, Kansas

4

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

5

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

DNF

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

 

     Kreger and May tangled in front of the bleachers on the fourth lap resulting it May's car overturning.

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final Race 6 Cars 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

32

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Jay Hagaman

Satanta, Kansas

1

2

47

Jim Maskus

Dodge City, Kansas

Frank Epp

Dodge City, Kansas

 

3

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

 

4

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

 

5

95

Wayne McCurdy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

 

6

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

 

     Lewis got off to a big lead and was never challenged for the top spot.  The second and third place cars were each quite a ways back but the last three cars fought for position for this entire race with their positions changing frequently.

 

  

 

 

 

  

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolation Race 4 Cars

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

2

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

 

3

13

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

 

4

27

Bill Hubbard

Claflin, Kansas

Ben Strube**

Claflin, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature Race 7 Cars 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

32

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Jay Hagaman

Satanta, Kansas

2

2

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

5

3

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

4

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

 

5

47

Jim Maskus

Dodge City, Kansas

Frank Epp

Dodge City, Kansas

 

6

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

 

7

27

Bill Hubbard

Claflin, Kansas

Ben Strube**

Claflin, Kansas

 

     Torson spun out in front of the bleachers on the initial start.  He was able to get underway again and the field was given a complete restart.

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature Race 7 Cars 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, 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

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

5

33

Kenny Gillette

Dodge City, Kansas

Kenneth "Kenny" Gillette

Dodge City, Kansas

6

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

7

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

     Lowery was in fourth place on the tenth lap when he spun out in the second turn.  He was able to get underway again although on the very inside of the racetrack and at a much slower pace.

     Lewis and Shumard ran nose-to-tail throughout this entire race.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* D. Vane Tabler, Rex Fischer, Dean Sallee, and Riley Eugene "Gene" Constant all of Larned.

 

** Benjamin Theodore "Ben" Strube (1910-1972) was president of the DS&W Well Servicing Inc. of Claflin, Kansas. He owned several stock cars that he often raced under his company's name and sometimes with company employees as drivers. 

 

 

 

 

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