3-Star AMA Sanctioned Motorcycle Races

Cowley County Fairgrounds, Winfield, Kansas

Sunday Afternoon - May 15, 1966

 

 

 

81 Total Entries: 41 Novice 24 Amateur 16 Expert

 

 

 

EXPERT Time Trials 1 lap

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Time

1

Fred Nix

Lawton, OK

    95

Harley-Davidson KR-750

29.89

 

 

 

NOVICE Trophy Dash

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

John Stenfors*

Salina, KS

71n

Harley-Davidson

 

 

 

 

EXPERT / AMATEUR Trophy Dash

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

Fred Nix

Lawton, OK

95

Harley-Davidson KR-750

2

Roger Reiman

Kewanee, IL

55

Harley-Davidson

3

William R. Johnson

Shawnee, OK

50m

BSA 

 

 

 

NOVICE Heat 1

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

John Stenfors*

Salina, KS

71n

Harley-Davidson

2

Harry Buchner

Denver, CO

76m

 

3

Larry Mace

Des Moines, IA 

44j

Triumph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVICE Heat 2

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

Lee Craig

St, Joseph, MO

 38k

 

2

Walter French

Bartlesville, OK

40m

Bultaco

3

Ken Bright

Ponca City, OK

69n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMATEUR Heat 1

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

Doug Johnston

Bartlesville, OK

71m

BSA Gold Star

2

William R. Johnson

Shawnee, OK

50m

BSA

3

Rick Yeager

Sedalia, MO

88k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMATEUR Heat 2

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

Buster McCreary

Kansas City, MO

42k

 

2

Terry Genther

 

 

 

3

Jerry Mathews

Shawnee, OK

45n

Triumph

 

 

 

EXPERT Heat 1 5 Laps Time: 2:32.34

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

Fred Nix

Lawton, OK

95

Harley-Davidson KR-750

2

Bill Ershig

Burbank, CA

43x

BSA

3

William T. Rufner

Ft. Worth, TX

93

BSA

 

 

 

EXPERT Heat 2 5 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

Roger Reiman

Kewanee, IL

55

Harley-Davidson

2

Sid Carlson

Seattle, WA

73

BSA

3

Jim McMurren

Nestor, CA

11r

Harley-Davidson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVICE - Final

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

John Stenfors*

Salina, KS

71n

Harley-Davidson

2

Walter French

Bartlesville, OK

40m

Bultaco

3

Lee Craig

St. Joseph, MO

38k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMATEUR - Final

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

Doug Johnston

Bartlesville, OK

71m

BSA Gold Star

2

William R. Johnson

Shawnee, OK

50m

BSA  

3

Jerry Mathews

Shawnee, OK

45n

Triumph

 

 

 

EXPERT Final 8 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

Fred Nix

Lawton, OK

    95

Harley-Davidson KR-750

2

Bill Ershig

Burbank, CA

    43x

 BSA

3

Sid Carlson

Seattle, WA

    73

 BSA

4

Roger Reiman

Kewanee, IL

    55

Harley-Davidson

 

 

Sources:  Midwest Motorcycling magazine and the Winfield Daily Courier

 

(Fred) Nix was riding a special built Harley-Davidson KR-750 with twin carburetors.  He entered the turns low and slide across the racetrack in the middle of the turn almost to the fence.  He then exited the corners low treating the track as though there were only two straight-aways and he finished a full straight-away ahead of second place. Lee Parker

 

 

 

Expert / Amateur Trophy Dash

Amateur rider #50m William R. Johnson is shown here lined up next

to future A.M.A. Hall of Fame Expert riders #55 Roger Reiman and

#95 Fred Nix on this afternoon at Winfield Ken Staten photo

 

 

 

Program Cover

Doug Johnston collection

 

 

 

In Memory of:

 

Roger Reiman

1938 - 1997

Fred Nix

1941 - 1969

 

 

Bill Ershig

1945 - 1984

Larry G. Mace

1940 - 1998

 

 

 

*John Stenfors won the Novice trophy dash, the first Novice heat, and the Novice final and only won enough money to cover two tires and his lunch.

 

 

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