JayCee Speedway

Larned, Kansas

Sunday Night June 30, 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 Audrey Vratil of Larned, Kansas

Track condition The racetrack was dry and smooth but there was a water moat from recent rains for half the distance around the racetrack

 

 

 

 

List of Entries  19 Cars

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

 

6

Jim Gibbs

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

 

7

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

 

13

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

 

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

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

 

53

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

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

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

89

J. D. Pflieger

Dodge City, Kansas

Nelson Carlson

Toiler & Toiler

    

J. D. Pflieger

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Don Shumard

Coffman collection

  

Leland Salmans

Leland Salmans collection

 

Larry Torson

Cokeley collection

 

Ted Kreger

Coffman collection

 

Don Spreier

Cokeley collection

  

Fritz Kuntzsch

Tiller & Toiler

 

Ron Nicholson

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy collection

 

Bob Webster

:Leland Salmans collection

 

Marvin Lowery

Mike Constant collection

 

Kenny Roach

Stan Morrison collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owners

Car Owners From

Started

1

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

3

2

89

J. D. Pflieger

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

3

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, 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

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

3

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

4

29

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Shinkle, Salmans, Cauble & Harris**

Larned, Kansas

5

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

6

 

 

 

 

 

DNF

7

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

DNF

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

     The jalopies driven by Jinks and Salmans went out of control at the beginning of the third lap.  The car driven by Salmans did a multiple rollover contacting the guard railing in front of the bleachers several times.  Salmans' safety harness failed and Salmans was hospitalized with minor injuries.  When the race was restarted, the six cars remaining were spaced equally around the racetrack for the remainder of the event.

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash 5 Laps

 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

1

2

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

 

3

89

J. D. Pflieger

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

4

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

 

5

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

 

     There was very little passing in this race.

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

First Semi-Final Race 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

1

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

 

2

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

 

3

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

 

4

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

 

5

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Admas

Dodge City, Kansas

 

DNF

89

J. D. Pflieger

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

     Nicholson, Kreger, and Pflieger were involved in a tangle in the number three corner on the second lap which caused Pflieger to retire from the race with a flat tire.

     Although he finished this race, the inserts went out of Carlson's engine causing him to park the #3 car for the rest of the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final Race 8 Laps

 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

1

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

2

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

3

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

4

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

5

81

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

 

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

Consolation Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

2

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

3

29

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas 

4

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

5

53

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

     The Jack Krieger VFW Post of Larned posted an additional $5 to go to the winner of this race in addition to the normal purse.

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature Race 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

7

2

6

Jim Gibbs

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

3

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

 

4

89

J. D. Pflieger

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

5

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature Race 7 Cars 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

1

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

 

2

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

 

3

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

4

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

5

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

6

29

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Shinkle, Salmans, Cauble & Harris**

Larned, Kansas

7

13

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

     Due to engine problems, Carlson parked the #3 car and drove the #13 car in this one race but handling problems plagued his effort.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leroy Powell of Great Bend, Kansas is shown here in the pits at Larned.  The man at left is Leroy's uncle, Arthur Edgar "Shorty" Waldo.  The car at is either car #81 driven by Milton Luft or or car #85 driven by Kenny Roach.  Both men and both cars were at the races at Larned on this day but this car has not been positively identified primarily due to an unidentified crewman choosing an inopportune moment to run through the picture - Doran collection

 

 

 

#53 Leroy Powell at Larned.  The other car has yet to be identified - Doran collection

 

 

 

The only cars in this blurred photo that has been identified so far are #53 Leroy Powell of Great Bend, Kansas and #82 (the car farthest left) that was driven by Don Spreier of Larned - Doran collection

 

 

 

This blurry photograph was taken the same evening at Larned.  The only car to be identified so far is the #29 at left driven by Bob Webster of Larned - Doran 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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