JayCee Speedway

Larned, Kansas

Sunday Afternoon May 31, 1959

 

 

Race promoter Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

Sanctioned by Merrick Racing Promotions of Dodge City, Kansas

Sponsored by Larned Jaycees of Larned, Kansas

Speedway general manager Virgil McNeil of Larned, Kansas

Assistant speedway general manager Wilbur Dirks of Larned, Kansas

Starter / flagman Glenn Morrison of Great Bend, Kansas

Pit steward Bob Platt of Larned, Kansas

Assistant pit steward Darrell Harms of Dodge City, Kansas

Trophy girl Sharon Zook of Larned, Kansas

 

 

 

Great Bend Tribune

Friday May 29, 1959

 

  

 

 

Incomplete List of Entries

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

Virgil Donovan

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

 

3

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

6

Duane Schwab

LaCrosse, Kansas

Duane Schwab

LaCrossse, Kansas

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

 

14

Bill Ware

Lyons, Kansas

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

 

24

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Great Bend, Kansas

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

 

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

55

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

55A

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

65

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

 

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

85

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Schrater family collection

  

Leland Salmans

Leland Salmans collection

  

Larry Torson

Cokeley collection

 

Don Spreier

Toiler & Toiler

    

Virgil Donovan

Haberman collection

 

Bill Ware

Schrater family collection

 

Stanley Trahern

Coffman collection

 

Ron Nicholson

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Lyle Lewis

Cokeley collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race  8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owners

Car Owners From

1

14

Bill Ware

Lyons, Kansas

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

2

55A

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

3

55

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

4

3

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race  8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

2

24

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Great Bend, Kansas

3

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

4

1

Virgil Donovan

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race  8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

85

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

2

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

3

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

4

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Trophy Dash 5 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

14

Bill Ware

Lyons, Kansas

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

2

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

3

85

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Semi-Final Race 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

14

Bill Ware

Lyons, Kansas

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

2

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

3

24

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Great Bend, Kansas

4

55A

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final Race 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

  1

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

  2

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

  3

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

  4

85

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

          Salmans won this race by a wide margin over the second place finisher.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature Race 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

55A

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

Victor Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

2

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

3

14

Bill Ware

Lyons, Kansas

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

4

65

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

5

3

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

6

55

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

          Ware ran a strong second place for most of this race but fell short when he made an unsuccessful attempt to take over the lead on the 11th lap and fell back to third place which he held for the remainder of the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature Race 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

2

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

3

85

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

4

24

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kamsas

Vernon Schrater

Great Bend, Kansas

5

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

6

6

Duane Schwab

LaCrosse, Kansas

Duane Schwab

LaCrosse, Kansas

DNF

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

          Salmans won this race by a wide margin over the second place finisher.

          Trahern was running a close second place when he lost a right front wheel late on the 11th lap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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