JayCee Speedway

Larned, Kansas

Sunday Night September 7, 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 for the trophy dash Linda Baker of Burdett, Kansas

Trophy girl for the car owner's race Judy Parker of Larned, Kansas

 

  

 

Great Bend Tribune

Friday - September 5, 1958

 

 

 

List of Entries 29 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

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

22

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

25

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

 

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Fritz Juntzsch

Larned, Kansas

 

38

Harley Cole

Larned, Kansas

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

 

39

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

 

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

42

Wesley "Speed" Ewing

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

 

48

Virgil Donovan

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

52

Ned Jacobs

Great Bend, Kansas

Ned Jacobs

Great Bend, Kansas

 

55

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

 

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

 

65

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

 

71

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

 

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, 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

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

84

Paul Grumbein

Ness City, Kansas

Paul Grumbein

Ness City, Kansas

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

 

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

Dutch Davis

Cokeley collection

 

Speed Ewing

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Leland Salmans

Leland Salmans collection

  

Ace Noland

Cokeley collection

 

Ted Kreger

Cokeley collection

 

Nelson Carlson

Toiler & Toiler

    

Bob Haberman

Haberman collection

 

Gene Potts

Bob Murphy collection

 

Ferrill Curtis

Schrater family collection

 

Fritz Kuntzsch

Klein collection

 

Don Spreier

Cokeley collection

 

Duane Caldwell

Cokeley collection

 

Ron Nicholson

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Paul Befort, Jr.

Coffman collection

 

 

Bob Salem

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Bob Sale collection

 

Lyle Lewis

Cokeley collection

 

Marvin Lowery

Mike Constant collection

 

Paul Grumbein

McFarren collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race  9 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owners

Car Owners From

Started

1

48

Virgil Donovan

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

1

2

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

7

3

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

6

4

42

Wesley "Speed" Ewing

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

9

 

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

2

 

84

Paul Grumbein

Ness City, Kansas

Paul Grumbein 

Ness City, Kansas

5

1

Bob Haberman

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

8

DNF

38

Harley Cole

Larned, Kansas

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

4

DNF

39

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

3

          May's car spun into the infield.

          Cole rolled the #38 car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race  10 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

  4

2

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

  8

3

55

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

  1

4

83

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

  9

 

65

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

  2

 

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

  5

 

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

  6

 

14

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Timken, Kansas

  7

 

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

10

DNF

81

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

  3

          Hickle's car spun out and was struck by the car driven by Nave.  The race was stopped long enough to clean up the racetrack and both cars involved in the accident were able to continue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race 9 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

9

2

25

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

3

3

77

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

8

4

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Dodge City, Kansas

6

 

52

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Ned Jacobs

Great Bend, Kansas

1

 

71

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

2

 

22

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

4

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

5

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

7

          There was a driver change before this race with Nelson Carlson moving into car #52 in place of Ned Jacobs.

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash 6 Cars 5 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

3

2

5

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

C. J. Fritzgerald

Minneola, Kansas

5

3

25

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

6

48

Virgil Donovan

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

1

 

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

2

 

55

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

First Consolation Race 8 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

8

2

1

Bob Haberman

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

1

3

39

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

5

4

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

7

5

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

3

6

84

Paul Grumbein

Ness City, Kansas

Paul Grumbein

Ness City, Kansas

2

DNF

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

6

DNF

38

Ned Jacobs

Great Bend, Kansas

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

4

          There was a driver change before this race with Jacobs replacing Cole in car #38.  The car driven by Jacobs then ran off of the racetrack and overturned during the race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Consolation Race 8 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

22

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

4

2

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

5

3

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

6

4

71

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Ben Strube

Claflin, Kansas

7

5

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

8

6

14

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Timken, Kansas

2

7

65

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

1

DNF

81

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

3

          After driving car #52 in the third heat race, Carlson returned to drive car #3 which he had qualified in during time trials.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

B Feature Race 11 Cars 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

55

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

  2

2

85

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

10

3

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

  5

4

65

Milton Luft

Great Bend, kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

  7

5

42

Wesley "Speed" Ewing

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

11

6

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

  9

7

1

Bob Haberman

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

  6

61

Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

Al & Vernon Suchy

Great Bend, Kansas

  1

84

Paul Grumbein

Ness City, Kansas

Paul Grumbein

Ness City, Kansas

  3

DQ

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

  4

DQ

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

  8

          The cars driven by Lowery and Lewis were holding down third and fourth places when they hooked together on seventh lap and spun into the infield.  The cars became unhooked during the spin so both cars returned to the race only to both receive the black flag on the next lap and be disqualified for going into the infield during a race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature Race 13 Cars 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

  1

10

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Richard Dougherty

Great Bend, Kansas

10

  2

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

  2

  3

83

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

Bill Nave

Lyons, Kansas

  3

  4

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

  5

  5

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

11

  6

22

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

  8

  7

77

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

12

  8

40

Bob Webster

Wichita, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

  9

  9

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

  4

10

71

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

  6

DNF

5

Floyd "Dutch" Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

C. J. Fitzgerald

Minneola, Kansas

13

DNF

14

Ferrill Curtis

Timken, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Timken, Kansas

  1

DNF

25

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

  7

          Salmans and Kreger's cars bumped together and spun out in the middle of the racetrack.  The cars driven by Webster and Noland crashed into the two stopped cars causing the race to be stopped and then restarted after the racetrack had been cleared.  Only Noland's car was damaged enough in the accident that it could not continue.

          Salmans took the lead of the race on the thirteenth lap and maintained it for the remainder of the event.

          Davis' car broke an axle and lost one of its rear wheels.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Car Owner's Race 15 Cars 10 Laps

The owners of these cars were not necessarily the drivers of the cars in this race.  According to the rules, the driver in this race just could not be a regular driver of any race car.

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

22

Duane Hornbaker

Dodge City, Kansas

Guy Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

12

2

15

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

  2

3

35

Art Walton

Larned, Kansas

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

13

4

42

Winston Sapp

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

10

5

74

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

  8

 

65

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

Joe Vratil

Larned, Kansas

  1

71

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

  4

1

V. J. Thompson

Larned, Kansas

A. Elwood Cole

Larned, Kansas

  5

3

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

  6

82

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

  7

38

Willis Rodey

Larned, Kansas

Dick Cole

Larned, Kansas

  9

40

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

Earl Vratil

Larned, Kansas

11

43

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

14

DNF

55

Jim Oberle

Claflin, Kansas

Charlie Hickle

Claflin, Kansas

3

DNF

14

Vernon Schrater

Timken, Kansas

Vernon Schrater

Timken, Kansas

15

          Salmans and Kreger's cars bumped together and spun out in the middle of the racetrack.  The cars driven by Webster and Noland crashed into the two stopped cars causing the race to be stopped and then restarted after the racetrack had been cleared.  Only Noland's car was damaged enough in the accident that it could not continue.

          Davis' car broke an axle and lost one of its rear wheels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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