3 Star AMA Sanctioned Motorcycle Races

Cowley County Fairgrounds, Winfield, Kansas

Sunday, May 21, 1967

 

Announced Attendance:  2,500                                                           Total Purse:  $900

 

 

 

NOVICE – Entries (incomplete list)

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

John Jeffries

Yale, OK

141m 

Bultaco

Jerry Frazier

Springfield, MO

96k 

Honda

Wendell Whisenhunt

Lindsay, OK

47m

Bultaco

Jim Mayfield

Springfield, MO

50k

Bultaco

Bill Radar

Kansas City, MO

77k

Bultaco

Michael Van Bibber

Albuquerque, NM

58m

Harley-Davidson Sprint

John L. Farquharson

Oklahoma City, OK

110m

Bultaco

Ralph Wilson

Oklahoma City, OK

63n 

Honda

Frankie Westerman

Albuquerque, NM

107m

 

Lee Parker

Ft. Collins, CO

67m

Yamaha

Bill Jenneman

Grand Island, NE

58j

Harley-Davidson Sprint 

Ken Jackson

Lincoln, NE

63j

Greeves

 

 

43

 

 

 

44

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

143

 

 

 

 

NOVICE – Heat 1 – 12 Laps 

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

John Jeffries

Yale, OK

 141m

Bultaco

$10

2

Jerry Frazier

Springfield, MO

96k

Honda

 

3

Wendell Whisenhunt

Lindsay, OK

47m

Bultaco

 

4

Jim Mayfield

Springfield, MO

50k 

Bultaco

 

 

 

 

 NOVICE – Heat 2 – 12 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Bill Radar

Kansas City, MO

77k 

Bultaco

$10

2

Michael Van Bibber

Albuquerque, NM

58m 

Harley-Davidson Sprint

 

3

John L. Farquharson

Oklahoma City, OK

110m

Bultaco

 

4

Ralph Wilson

Oklahoma City, OK

 63n

Honda

 

 

 

 

NOVICE – Final – 12 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Bill Radar

Kansas City, MO

77k 

Bultaco

$30

2

Wendell Whisenhunt

Lindsay, OK

47m

Bultaco

 

3

Jerry Frazier

Springfield, MO

96k

Honda

 

4

John L. Farquharson

Oklahoma City, OK

 110m

Bultaco

 

 

 

 

AMATEUR – Heat 1 – 12 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

Duane Walker

Shawnee, OK

55m

BSA

2

Dick Woods

Topeka, KS

42n

Harley-Davidson

3

Fred Jones

Liberty, MO

91k

BSA

4

Bentley Hardwick

Duncanville, TX

44n

BSA

 

 

 

AMATEUR – Heat 2 – 12 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

Ken Bright

Ponca City, OK

69n

BSA

2

Mike Ninci

Kansas City, MO

95k

Harley-Davidson

3

Lee Craig

St. Joseph, MO

36k 

Harley-Davidson

4

Jerry Mathews

Shawnee, OK

45n

Triumph

 

 

 

AMATEUR – Final – 12 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

1

Dwane Walker

Shawnee, OK

55m

BSA

2

Ken Bright

Ponca City, OK

69n

BSA

3

Mike Ninci

Kansas City, MO

95k

Harley-Davidson

4

Dick Woods

Topeka, KS

42n

Harley-Davidson

 

 

 

EXPERT – Entries (incomplete list)

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Fred Nix

Nil, WI

95

Harley-Davidson

Ted Davis

Ponca City, OK

90

BSA Gold Star

Neil Keen

Decatur, IL

10

BSA Gold Star

Terry Deatherage

Derby, KS

33n

BSA Gold Star

Buddy Elmore

El Paso, TX

79

Triumph

Pat Gosch

Omaha, NE

47

Triumph Daytona 500

William T. Rufner

Ft. Worth, TX

93

BSA

Robert Winters

Ft. Smith, AR

21

BSA

Doug Johnston

Bartlesville, OK

71m

BSA Gold Star

Mike Powell 

Polo, IL

43

Triumph

Monty Barrett

Tulsa, OK

85y

Harley-Davidson

Sid Carlson

Seattle, WA

73

 

Jim Henry

Houston, TX

90n

BSA Gold Star

Darrel Dovel

Hutchinson, KS

45

Harley-Davidson

 

 

 

EXPERT – Heat 1 – 12 Laps

 

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

 

1

Fred Nix

Nil, WI

95

Harley-Davidson

 

2

Ted Davis

Ponca City, OK

90

BSA Gold Star

$30

3

Neil Keen

Decatur, IL

10

BSA Gold Star

 

4

Terry Deatherage

Derby, KS

33n

BSA Gold Star

 

 

Mike Powell

Polo, IL

43

Triumph

 

 

Monty Barrett

Tulsa, OK

85y

Harley-Davidson

 

DNF

Doug Johnston

Bartlesville, OK

71m

BSA Gold Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPERT – Heat 2 – 12 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Buddy Elmore

El Paso, TX

79

Triumph

 

2

Pat Gosch

Omaha, NE

47

Triumph Daytona 500

$30

3

William T. Rufner

Ft. Worth, TX

93

BSA

 

4

Robert Winters

Ft. Smith, AR

21

BSA

 

 

 

 

EXPERT – Final – 12 Laps

Place

Rider

Hometown

Plate #

Make / Model

Purse

1

Pat Gosch

Omaha, NE

47

Triumph Daytona 500

$135

2

Ted Davis

Ponca City, OK

90

BSA Gold Star

 

3

William T. Rufner

Ft. Worth, TX

93

BSA

 

4

Neil Keen

Decatur, IL

10

BSA Gold Star

 

DNF

Fred Nix

Nil, WI

95

Harley-Davidson

 

 

 

Source:  May 22, 1967 issue of the Winfield Daily Courier

 

 

 

ABOVE:  Novice rider Jim Mayfield on his Bultaco at Winfield

LEFT:  Jim Mayfield of Springfield, Missouri with his #50k Bultaco on the infield at Winfield – Photos from the Jim Mayfield collection

 

 

AMATEUR ACTION

#38n Danny Dysart of Ponca City, Oklahoma on a Harley-Davidson is shown at left leading #42n Dick Woods through a turn at Oklahoma City in 1967.  Both riders also raced at Winfield – Ken Bright collection

 

 

 

 

LEFT:  Dick Woods of Topeka, Kansas on his #42n Harley-Davidson in 1967.  Woods finished second in the first Amateur heat and fourth in the Amateur final at Winfield on this date – Ken Bright collection

 

RIGHT:  Mike Ninci of Kansas City, Missouri on his #95k Harley-Davidson.  Ninci finished second in the second Amateur heat and third in the Amateur final at Winfield on this date – Photo from a 1971 Sedalia, Missouri AMA Racing Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amateur rider Ken Bright had a good day racing at Winfield on this date.  He was riding a Triumph in this photo taken at Oklahoma City in 1967 but rode a BSA at Winfield.

Ken Bright collection

 

 

 

Dwane Walker

Dan Robertson collection

Neil Keen

with flagman / starter Bob Whitney

Dan Robertson collection

 

  

 

#10 Neil Keen and #45 Darrel Dovel in close competition - Dan Robertson collection

 

 

 

An unidentified rider tries to get restarted after

sliding into the fence on the south turn at Winfield.

 

 

 

Several unidentified Novice riders race into the southwest turn at Winfield.

#107 is Frankie Westerman.

 

 

 

#77k Bill Radar does a “wheelie” just after the start of one of the Novice races

at Winfield.  The #58m fourth from left is Mike Van Bibber while the #58j

second from right is Bill Jenneman.

 

 

 

Unidentified riders race through the southwest turn at Winfield.  The #44 in the lead

is a BSA Gold Star, #91 is a Harley-Davidson KR 750, #99 is a Triumph,

and #68 is a Harley-Davidson KR 750.

 

 

 

The first turn of the first lap of the first Expert heat race on this afternoon at

Winfield.  #43 is Mike Powell, #71m is Doug Johnston, fourth from right is

#95 Fred Nix, third from the left is #33n Terry Deatherage, and second from

the left is #85y Monty Barrett.  This was Johnston’s first race as an Expert rider.

He and Fred Nix collided just after this picture was taken and the incident

caused Johnston to go down and out of the race.

 

 

 

#77k Bill Radar winning the 12-lap Novice final at Winfield on his Butaco.

 

 

 

#77k Bill Radar leads a falling #58m Mike Van Bibber in the southwest turn

during the Novice final at Winfield.  Radar went on the win the event.

 

 

 

#95 Fred Nix leads eventual winner #47 Pat Gosch who is followed

by #79 Buddy Elmore and #90 Ted Davis in the Expert final.

 

 

 

#47 Pat Gosch receives congratulations from race promoter Hugo Shea upon winning

the Expert final.  The man standing in back of Shea is Bill Dusenbery, Sr.

 

The nine photos immediately above were taken by Ron Cyr and appear in the official program for the AMA flat track motorcycle races run at

Winfield on May 19, 1968.  There, these photos are identified as having been taken at the races in Winfield the preceding May (1967).

 

 

 

“I had gone to Winfield to the first Kansas race of the season.  I got there fairly early that morning and there were already quite a few racers there waiting out under the trees for the pits to open.  A lot of people had gathered around a Ford Ranchero near the fence.  There was a very large pit bull, or some other large dog of that type in the back, un-chained.  Anytime someone got too close the dog let them know that that was his property and not to mess with it.  I noticed two feet hanging out of the driver's side window and the Gold Star in the back had number 10 on it.  Neil (Keen) had gone to sleep sometime that night in perfect confidence that no one would mess with him or his stuff.  His dog said so!” - - Jim Henry in 2006

 

 

 

In Memory of:

Patrick G. “Pat” Gosch

1943 – 1971

 

Fred “Freddie” Nix

1941 – 1969

 

Terrence W. “Terry” Deatherage 

1942 – 1998

 

Bentley Rhodes Hardwick

1949 – 1971

 

                  

                                                                 

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