JayCee Speedway

Larned, Kansas

Sunday Night August 31, 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

Pit steward Bob Platt of Larned, Kansas

Assistant pit steward Darrell Harms of Dodge City, Kansas

Trophy girl Betty Eikmeier of Larned, Kansas 

 

 

 

Great Bend Tribune

Friday - August 29, 1958

 

 

 

List of Entries 28 Cars

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

Bob Haberman

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

5

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

C. J. Fitzgerald

Minneola, Kansas

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

 

14

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Timken, Kansas

 

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

16

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

 

18

Dick Doran

Wichita, Kansas

Homer Hickman

Great Bend, Kansas

22

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

 

28

Bob Champlin

Salina, Kansas

Bob Champlin

Salina, Kansas

 

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Fritz Juntzsch

Larned, Kansas

 

38

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

 

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

42

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

 

48

Virgil Donovan

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

 

49

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

 

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, 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

Bill Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

 

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

 

83

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

 

93

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

Dutch Davis

Cokeley collection

 

Ron Nicholson

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Leland Salmans

Leland Salmans collection

  

Leland Salmans

Alan Salmans collection

 

Ted Kreger

Cokeley collection

 

Nelson Carlson

Toiler & Toiler

    

Bob Haberman

Haberman collection

 

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy collection

 

Ferrill Curtis

Schrater family collection

 

Fritz Kuntzsch

Klein collection

 

Don Spreier

Cokeley collection

 

Duane Caldwell

Cokeley collection

 

Marvin Lowery

Mike Constant collection

 

 

Bob Salem

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Bob Sale collection

 

Gene Potts

Schrater family collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race  10 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owners

Car Owners From

Started

1

42

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

  6

2

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

  5

3

1

Bob Haberman

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

  7

4

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

10

5

28

Bob Champlin

Salina, Kansas

Bob Champlin 

Salina, Kansas

  8

6

48

Virgil Donovan

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

  9

DNF

81

Bill Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

  1

DNF

38

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

  2

DNF

18

Dick Doran

Wichita, Kansas

Homer Hickman

Great Bend, Kansas

  3

DNF

93

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

  4

          Doran crashed his car into the fence around the outside of the racetrack in the third turn on the fifth lap causing the race to have to be restarted.  Lowery held a commanding lead before the accident but lost his advantage over the field of cars when the event was stopped.  Nicholson then quickly took over the top spot when the race was restarted.

          Roach spun his car into the infield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race  8 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

83

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

6

2

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

4

3

65

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

1

4

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

3

 

49

Leroy Powell

Larned, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Larned, Kansas

2

 

14

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Timken, Kansas

5

 

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

7

 

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race 9 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

77

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

8

2

5

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

C. J. Fitzgerald

Minneola, Kansas

9

3

75

Cliff Schriner

Dodge City, Kansas

Gene Crook

Satanta, Kansas

5

4

22

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

2

 

16

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

3

 

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

4

 

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

6

DNF

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

7

DNF

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

1

          Carlson dropped out on the fifth lap when his engine caught fire.

          Salmans spun into the infield from the back-stretch on the last lap.

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash 6 Cars 5 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

83

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

3

2

77

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

5

3

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, kansas

4

4

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

6

 

42

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

1

 

1

Bob Haberman

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

First Semi-Final Race 12 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

83

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

  6

2

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

  5

3

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

  7

4

22

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

  8

5

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

  9

6

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

10

7

77

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

11

8

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

  2

9

49

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

  4

10

48

Virgil Donovan

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

12

DNF

81

Bill Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

  1

DNF

1

Bob Haberman

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

  3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final Race 12 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

5

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

C. J. Fitzgerald

Minneola, Kansas

10

2

42

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

  2

3

65

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

  3

4

16

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

  7

 

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

  4

 

14

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Timken, Kansas

  5

 

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

  6

 

75

Cliff Schriner

Dodge City, Kansas

Gene Crook

Satanta, Kansas

  8

 

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

11

 

28

Bob Champlin

Salina, Kansas

Bob Champlin

Salina, Kansas

12

DNF

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

  9

DNF

38

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

  1

          Salmans' car lost its left front wheel on the ninth lap.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolation Race 7 Cars 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

6

2

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

5

3

49

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

3

 

38

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

1

DNF

28

Bob Champlin

Salina, Kansas

Bob Champlin

Salina, Kansas

7

DNF

14

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Timken, Kansas

2

DNF

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

4

          The cars driven by Champlin and Curtis crashed into the fence together with Champlin's mount then turning over onto its side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature Race 10 Cars 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

65

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

  5

2

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

  8

3

28

Bob Champlin

Salina, Kansas

Bob Champlin

Salina, Kansas

  9

4

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

  7

5

49

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

  6

DNF

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

  2

DNF

38

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

  1

DNF

1

Bob Haberman

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

  4

DNF

42

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

  3

DNF

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

10

          Wheels flew off of the two cars driven by Haberman and Lowery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature Race 9 Cars 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

7

2

83

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

1

3

5

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

C. J. Fitzgerald

Mineola, Kansas

8

4

22

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

3

5

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

4

6

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

5

7

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

6

DNF

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

2

DNF

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

9

          Salmans changed from driving the #10 Richard-Dougherty-owned Hudson that he had been driving in the preliminary races to driving his own #8 Ford coupe in this race.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

  

 

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