JayCee Speedway

Larned, Kansas

Sunday Night August 18, 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 Cleta Penka of Larned, Kansas 

 

 

 

 

List of Entries  16 Cars

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, 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

52

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Ned Jacobs

Great Bend, Kansas

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

 

69

Bob Reekie

Dodge City, Kansas

Bob Reekie

Dodge City, Kansas

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

 

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, 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

 

94

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Vivan E. Cates

Claflin, Kansas

 

95

Bernie Beydler

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

 

Don Shumard

Coffman collection

 

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy collection

 

Leland Salmans

Tiller & Toiler

 

Bernie Beydler

Leland Salmans collection

 

Marvin Lowery

Mike Constant collection

 

Kenny Roach

Stan Morrison collection

 

Gene Potts

Don Cates collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

First Heat Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owners

Car Owners From

1

40

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

2

46

Darrell Harms

Dodge City, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

3

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

4

94

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Vivan E. Cates

Claflin, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

2

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

3

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

4

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

DNF

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

          Murphy dropped out on the ninth lap when a fire developed in his right front wheel.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Grudge Race 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

3

2

81

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

1

DNF

52

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Ned Jacobs

Great Bend, Kansas

2

          Powell spun out in the fourth turn on the first lap and then rolled his jalopy.  He was not injured in the accident.  The race was restarted minus Powell as his car was damaged too badly to continue.

          Luft held the lead until the sixth lap when he was overtaken by May.

          This race started out with no prize money posted but then Vic Baum of the Construction Service Company of Great Bend posted $25 before the race started, the money to all go to the winner.  After the race however, promoter Jack Merrick suggested that $5 of the posted prize money go to Powell whose car was so badly damaged when it rolled.  Merrick said the remaining $20 should go to winner May but then May voluntarily decided to split the $20 winning share evenly with Luft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Trophy Dash 5 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

2

40

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

3

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

          The head of one of the valves in Salmans' engine pulled off during this race but he was able make repairs in time to start the B feature race.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

First Semi-Final Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

2

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

3

94

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Vivan E. Cates

Claflin, Kansas

4

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

5

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

          Potts was just able to edge Carlson out of third place by half a car length at the finish line.

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

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

46

Darrell Harms

Dodge City, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

3

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

4

69

Bob Reekie

Dodge City, Kansas

Bob Reekie

Dodge City, Kansas

5

81

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

 

  

 

 

 

  

    

 

  

 

 

Consolation Race  8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

2

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

3

52

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Ned Jacobs

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

B Feature Race  15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

40

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

2

94

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Vivan E. Cates

Claflin, Kansas

3

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

4

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

5

81

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

6

69

Bob Reekie

Larned, Kansas

Bob Reekie

Larned, Kansas

          Salmans led this entire race winning by a wide margin over the second place car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature Race 10 Cars 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

2

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

3

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

4

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

5

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

          Nicholson and Lowery were having a spirited battle for fourth place spot in this race until Lowery went wide on both the fifth and sixth laps brushing the fence in front of the bleachers with his right rear wheel each time.  The incidents did not appear to damage Lowery's car but they did allow Nicholson to move ahead into the spot.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nelson Carlson with the Wilbur Dirks owned jalopy that he won the feature in on this night - Tiller & Toiler

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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