Melvin Leland “Mel” Montgomery

1932 – 2002


     This photograph of Mel Montgomery in the John Hebb owned 1957 Ford stock car was taken on the front straight-away at Winfield, Kansas just after Montgomery won the A feature there on June 23, 1968.  As co-promoter of the race, Montgomery donated all the prize money he won that day back into the purse to be distributed among the other competitors.

        The #10 Ford owned by Don Burnett and driven by Lou Steward can be seen across the rodeo arena in the pit area in this photo.