JayCee Speedway

Larned, Kansas

Sunday Night June 22, 1958

 

 

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 Virgil McNeil of Larned, Kansas

Assistant 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

Pit steward Bob Platt of Larned, Kansas

Assistant pit steward Darrell Harms of Dodge City, Kansas

Trophy girl Sharon Kay Tammen of Albert, Kansas

 

 

 

 Great Bend Tribune

June 20, 1958

 

 

 

 

List of Entries 19 Cars

(18 of which are listed here)

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

 

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

14

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Timken, Kansas

16

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

 

42

Warren Farney

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

60

Calvin Thornton

Great Bend, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

65

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

75

Cliff Schriner

Dodge City, Kansas

Gene Crook

Satanta, Kansas

77

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

 

81

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

83

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

Bill Nave

Chase, Kansas

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

Nelson Carlson

Toiler & Toiler

    

Don Spreier

Cokeley collection

 

Leland Salmans

Leland Salmans collection

 

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy collection

 

Ferrill Curtis

Schrater family collection

 

Warren Farney

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Ron Nicholson

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Fritz Kuntzsch

Klein collection

 

Ted Kreger

Cokeley collection

 

Calvin Thornton

Haberman collection

 

Marvin Lowery

Mike Constant collection

 

Gene Potts

Schrater family collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

First Heat Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owners

Car Owners From

1

83

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

Bill Nave

Chase, Kansas

2

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

3

65

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

4

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

5

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

2

60

Calvin Thornton

Great Bend, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

3

14

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Timken, Kansas

4

81

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

DNF

77

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

 

DNF

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

 

          Kuntzsch's car collided with the rear of Kreger's car in front of the bleachers causing the two cars to become hooked together.  It took a wrecker to seperate the two vehicles and Kuntzsch's jalopy was finished for the evening with the fan stuck through the radiator.

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

2

16

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

3

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

4

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

5

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash 6 Cars 5 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

5

2

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

3

83

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

Bill Nave

Chase, Kansas

16

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

          Salmans dove toward the infield at the start and barely managed to stay on the racetrack to takeover the lead before the first corner.  Even with getting such a good start, Salmans was only able to hold off Beydler by "half a wheel" at the finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

First Semi-Final Race 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

77

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

2

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

3

75

Cliff Schriner

Dodge City, Kansas

Gene Crook

Satanta, Kansas

4

83

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

Bill Nave

Chase, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

16

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

2

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

3

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

4

65

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

5

42

Warren Farney

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

          Potts did not take the lead in this race until right in front of the bleachers on the final lap.

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature Race  15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

83

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

Bill Nave

Chase, Kansas

2

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

3

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

4

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

5

60

Calvin Thornton

Great Bend, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

          Hickle sped away to hold a big lead in this race.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature Race 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

77

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

2

2

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

3

16

Gene Potts

Larned, Kansas

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

4

42

Warren Farney

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

5

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

DNF

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

DNF

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

          Both Carlson and Salmans suffered engine failure in this race.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Nicholson was involved in a two-car accident with Bob Haberman during the A feature race at JayCee Speedway on the night of April 27, 1958.  In that wreck, Nicholson's John Nicholson owned coupe overturned several times causing it to be extensively damaged.  Over the six weeks that followed, the Nicholsons completely rebuilt the car finally getting it ready to compete in the events on this night at JayCee Speedway.  This photo was taken during the time the car was being rebuilt - Bill Nicholson collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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