JayCee Speedway

Larned, Kansas

Sunday Afternoon July 15, 1956

 

 

Race promoter Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

Sanctioned by Merrick Racing Promotions of Dodge City, Kansas

Sponsored by Larned Jaycees of Larned, Kansas

Larned Jaycees racing committee chairman Maynard Schneck 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 Norma Lee Reimer of Larned, Kansas

 

Attendance 1,000

 

 

 

 This rather poor quality picture was taken of the races at the JayCee Speedway on this dusty afternoon.  The drivers have yet to be identified - Larned Tiller and Toiler newspaper

 

 

 

 

Dean Lewis

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Stanley Trahern

Cokeley collection

 

Leland Salmans

Leland Salmans collection

 

Nelson Carlson

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Lyle Lewis

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Don Shumard

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy collection

 

Bob Webster

:Leland Salmans collection

 

Al Suchy

Leland Salmans collection

 

Kenny Steadman

Haberman collection

 

Glenn Morrison

Stan Morrison collection

 

Bob Hiett

Mike Constant collection

 

Bill Roach

Stan Morrison collection

 

Time Trials 25 Cars   1 Lap

Place 

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Time

  1

6

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Cecil Schniepp

Larned, Kansas

20.52

  2

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

20.79

  3

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Bob Kenneman & Melvin Tuxhorn

Montezuma, Kansas

20.85

  4

33

Jeff Davis

Bob Parks

Hoisington, Kansas

20.88

  5

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Bruce Tower

Dighton, Kansas

20.96

  6

46

Jack Gifford

Larned, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

21.13

  7

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

21.20

  8

2

Glenn Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

Glenn Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

21.57

  9

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

21.65

10

95

Al Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

22.25

11

74

Bob Hiett

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

22.47

12

48

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Andy Clarkson

Larned, Kansas

22.58

13

77

Bill "Bud" Stout

Hoisington, Kansas 

Bill "Bud" Stout

Hoisington, Kansas 

22.60

14

38

Ron Decker

Larned, Kansas

Bob Robbins & Virgil McNeil

Larned, Kansas

22.70

15

85

Bill Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

22.73

16

1

Kenny Steadman

Sterling, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

22.90

17

17

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

22.95

18

20

Don Bennett

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

23.71

19

29

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Shinkle, Salmans, Cauble & Harris**

Larned, Kansas

23.79

20

61

Fred Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Fred Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

24.65

21

50

Robert Peck

Great Bend, Kansas

Max & Robert Peck

Larned, Kansas

26.10

22

11

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

NT

23

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

NT

24

 

NT

25

 

 

 

 

 

NT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race 7 Cars

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

29

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Shinkle, Salmans, Cauble & Harris**

Larned, Kansas

5

2

61

Fred Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Fred Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

3

3

20

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

4

4

11

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

1

5

85

Bill Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

7

6

50

Robert Peck

Larned, Kansas

Max & Robert Peck

Larned, Kansas

2

DNF

17

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race 7 Cars

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

38

Ron Decker

Larned, Kansas

Bob Robbins & Virgil McNeil

Larned, Kansas

1

2

48

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Andy Clarkson

Larned, Kansas

3

3

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

7

4

46

Jack Gifford

Larned, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

6

5

77

Bill "Bud" Stout

Hoisington, Kansas 

Bill "Bud" Stout

Hoisington, Kansas 

2

6

95

Al Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger 

Great Bend, Kansas

5

7

74

Bob Hiett

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

4

     Cokeley rolled on the second lap.  The race was stopped to clear away the wreckage and Cokeley's crew changed a tire on the wrecked racer.  Cokeley restarted the race and finished in second place.  He received $5 from the purse for the afternoon but it is not clear if the $5 was for the rollover or for the second place finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race 8 Cars

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Bob Kenneman & Melvin Tuxhorn

Montezuma, Kansas

5

2

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Bruce Tower

Dighton, Kansas

4

3

6

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Cecil Schniepp

Larned, Kansas

7

4

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

8

5

2

Glenn Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

Glenn Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

1

6

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

6

7

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

2

8

33

Jeff Davis

Bob Parks

Hoisington, Kansas

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash 6 Cars

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Bob Kenneman & Melvin Tuxhorn

Montezuma, Kansas

5

2

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

4

3

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Bruce Tower

Dighton, Kansas

6

DNF

29

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Shinkle, Salmans, Cauble & Harris**

Larned, Kansas

1

DNF

38

Ron Decker

Larned, Kansas

Bob Robbins & Virgil McNeil

Larned, Kansas

3

DNF

61

Fred Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Fred Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

2

     Decker's car was clipped by that of another driver and rolled.

     Webster and Suchy crashed into the fence in front of the bleachers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Semi-Final 8 Cars 12 Laps

 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

 

1

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

7

 

2

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

8

3

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Bruch Tower

Dighton, Kansas

6

4

46

Jack Gifford

Larned, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

4

5

38

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Bob Robbins & Virgil McNeil

Larned, Kansas

5

 

6

11

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

1

DNF

20

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

2

DNF

17

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

3

 

     Bennett's car lost a wheel and Jinks rolled his car.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final 8 Cars 12 Laps

 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

 

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Bob Kenneman & Melvin Tuxhorn

Montezuma, Kansas

5

 

2

6

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Cecil Schniepp

Larned, Kansas

6

 

3

77

Bill "Bud" Stout

Hoisington, Kansas 

Bill "Bud" Stout

Hoisington, Kansas

2

4

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

3

5

33

Jeff Davis

Bob Parks

Hoisington, Kansas

7

6

85

Bill Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

1

DNF

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

4

DNF

61

Fred Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Fred Suchy 

Great Bend, Kansas

8

 

     Suchy's car spun out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature 9 Cars 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

95

Al Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

9

2

33

Jeff Davis

Bob Parks

Hoisington, Kansas

1

3

77

Bill "Bud" Stout

Hoisington, Kansas

Bill "Bud" Stout

Hoisington, Kansas

8

4

61

Fred Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Fred Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

4

5

29

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Shinkle, Salmans, Cauble & Harris**

Larned, Kansas

5

 

11

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

2

 

50

Robert Peck

Larned, Kansas

Max & Robert Peck

Larned, Kansas

3

 

85

Bill Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

6

DNF

38

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Bob Robbins & Virgil McNeil

Liberal, Kansas

7

     Cokeley's car spun out.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature 9 Cars 20 Laps

 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

 

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Bob Kenneman & Melvin Tuxhorn

Montezuma, Kansas

4

 

2

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Bruce Tower

Dighton, Kansas

9

 

3

6

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Cecil Schniepp

Larned, Kansas

6

 

4

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

5

 

5

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

7

 

6

11

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

8

 

DNF

46

Jack Gifford

Larned, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

1

 

DNF

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

2

 

DNF

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This car was owned by Andy Clarkson of Larned and driven on this day by Clarence "Nut" Cokeley.  Cokeley timed the car in 12th fastest in time trials turning the quarter-mile racetrack in 22.58 seconds.   Cokeley started in the inside of the second row in the second heat race but rolled the car on the north side of the racetrack on the second lap.  The race was halted to clear the wreckage.  Cokeley's crew changed a tire and returned to finish in second place right in front of  Leland Salmans.  Cokeley then parked the car for the remainder of the events that day and relieved Ron Decker in car #38 instead - Cokeley collection

 

 

 

This photo was taken on this afternoon at JayCee Speedway at Larned.  The car was a 1934 Chevrolet six-cylinder jalopy that weighed 2,250 lbs.  It was owned by Bob Robbins and Virgil McNeil both of Larned and sponsored by the Robbins Chevrolet dealership in Larned.  Ron Decker of Larned timed the car in 14th fastest in time trials turning the quarter-mile racetrack in 22.70 seconds.  Decker then won the second heat race.  In the trophy dash, Decker was clipped by another car and rolled in what was described as the worst crash of the day.  Decker was uninjured but was taken to the Larned hospital for observation.  Clarence "Nut" Cokeley of Liberal, Kansas drove the car in the rest of the races that it was entered in this afternoon but he could only manage a fifth place finish in the first semi-final race and then he spun the car out in the B feature - Cokeley collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

** Ted Shinkle, Bob Salmans, Ron Cauble and Bill Harris all of Larned.

 

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