JayCee Speedway

Larned, Kansas

Sunday Afternoon September 22, 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 Linda Vratil of Larned, Kansas

 

Total Purse $150

 

 

 

List of Known Entries

According to the Larned Tiller & Toiler newspaper, 28 cars were entered on this night but only the 27 listed here have been found to have competed in any of the races.

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

2

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Glenn Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

 

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

 

5

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

Dr. A. H. Thiemann

Sublette, Kansas

6

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

11

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

 

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

 

13

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

24

Cecil "Junior" Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

Cecil "Junior" Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

27

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Lloyd N. Reccius, Jr.

Hooker, Oklahoma

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

29

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Shinkle, Salmans, Cauble & Harris**

Larned, Kansas

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

40

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

42

Warren Farney

Larned, Kansas

Harold Farney

Larned, Kansas

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

 

52

Ned Jacobs

Great Bend, Kansas

Ned Jacobs

Great Bend, Kansas

 

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

 

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

 

72

Harry Weible

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

 

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

81

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

83

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

 

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

94

Vivan Cates

Claflin, Kansas

Vivan E. Cates

Claflin, Kansas

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

Nelson Carlson

Toiler & Toiler

    

Don Spreier

Cokeley collection

 

Ron Nicholson

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Don Shumard

Coffman collection

 

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy collection

 

Leland Salmans

Tiller & Toiler

 

Ted Kreger

Coffman collection

 

Fritz Kuntzsch

Tiller & Toiler

 

Cliff Schriner

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Junior Maupin

Schrater family collection

 

Warren Farney

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Larry Torson

Cokeley collection

 

Dutch Davis

Cokeley collection

 

Bernie Beydler

Leland Salmans collection

 

Bob Webster

:Leland Salmans collection

 

Gene Potts

Stan Morrison collection

 

Marvin Lowery

Mike Constant collection

 

Kenny Roach

Stan Morrison collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race  6 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owners

Car Owners From

1

83

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

2

6

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

3

42

Warren Farney

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

4

52

Ned Jacobs

Great Bend, Kansas

Ned Jacobs

Great Bend, Kansas

DNF

94

Vivan Cates

Claflin, Kansas

Vivan E. Cates

Claflin, Kansas

DNF

72

Harry Weible

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

          The cars driven by Cates and Weible tangled near the number 2 corner on the sixth lap with both cars running off of the racetrack.  Weible's car rolled but he was not injured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race  6 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

2

5

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

Dr. A. H. Thiemann

Sublette, Kansas

3

40

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

4

13

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

5

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

6

2

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Glenn Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

          Torson led the first seven laps before losing the lead to Davis.  Davis could not hold the position though losing it back to Torson by just inches on the final lap.

          Roach and Potts tangled on the final lap allowing Luft to pass both to finish fourth at the finish.

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race  8 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

2

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

3

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

4

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

5

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

6

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Derks

Albert, Kansas

7

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

 DNF

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

          Kuntzsch led this race the entire distance.

          Carlson bumped into Lowery in the fourth turn on the first lap who was then knocked sideways into Shumard momentarily slowing Lowery's car and putting Shumard's car out of the race.

 

 

 

 

  

 

     

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash 5 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

6

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

Cecil Schniepp

Larned, Kansas

2

5

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

Dr. A. H. Thiemann

Sublette, Kansas

3

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

DNF

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

DNF

83

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

          The cars driven by Torson and Elliott tangled putting both out of the race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

First Consolation Race  8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

24

Cecil "Junior" Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

Cecil "Junior" Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

2

27

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Lloyd N. Reccius, Jr.

Hooker, Oklahoma

3

2

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Glenn Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

4

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

5

72

Harry Weible

Larned, Kansas

Harry Weible

Larned, Kansas

          This was a close two-car race with the third place car trailing the leaders by half a lap at the finish.

          Second place in this race paid $2.20 from the purse.

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

                                                                             

 

 

 

 

Second Consolation Race  6 Cars 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

2

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

3

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

4

29

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Shinkle, Salmans, Cauble & Harris**

Larned, Kansas

          There was a "chain reaction" accident in the second turn on the second lap of this race that involved every car in this race except for that driven by Murphy.  All five cars involved slid into a big mud hole in the infield.  The accident sidelined two cars for the remainder of the race.

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

   

 

 

  

 

B Feature Race  13 Cars 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

24

Cecil "Junior" Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

Cecil "Junior" Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

  3

2

83

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

  7

3

5

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

Dr. A. H. Thiemann

Sublette, Kansas

10

4

27

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Lloyd N. Reccius, Jr.

Hooker, Oklahoma

  8

5

6

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

Cecil Schniepp

Larned, Kansas

  9

DNF

2

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Glenn Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

  1

DNF

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

  2

DNF

52

Ned Jacobs

Great Bend, Kansas

Ned Jacobs

Great Bend, Kansas

  4

DNF

72

Harry Weible

Larned, Kansas

Harry Weible

Larned, Kansas

  5

DNF

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

11

DNF

42

Warren Farney

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

12

DNF

13

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

13

DNF

81

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

  6

          Powell off of the racetrack on the first lap necessitating that the race to be restarted.

          Fourth place in this race paid $4.88 from the purse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature Race 10 Cars 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

  1

2

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

  3

3

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

  4

4

40

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

  9

5

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

  5

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

  2

11

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

  6

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

  7

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

10

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

  8

          Carlson had built up a commanding lead when the yellow flag flew on the 11th lap for a spin involving Spreier and Kreger.  Carlson was able to pull well ahead again by the end of the race.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Vivan E. Cates of Claflin, Kansas drove his own car #94 on this afternoon only to tangle with a car driven by Harry Weible of Larned in the first heat race.  Weible's car overturned in the incident while Cates' car ran off of the racetrack and was damaged too severely to compete in any further racing on this day.  Cates incorporated his car's number in the name of his service station / garage business in Claflin.  Today, the business is owned by Cates' son, Don Cates, and is still known as the "94 Stop" - Don Cates collection

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

* Vane Tabler, Rex Fischer, Dean Sallee, and Riley Constant all of Larned.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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