77 Speedway

Arkansas City, Kansas

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#62 Bill Curless trying to slip by #51 on the inside –  Larry Brooks collection

 

 

#55 Bill Curless in his family owned Ford sedan and #89 Jack Petty in Rocky Rockhold’s car, race through the second turn in 1955 – Larry Brooks collection

 

 

Max Naden gets his #6 Ford sedan a little sideways going down the front straightaway – Gary Virden collection

 

 

#24 Forrest Coleman races several others through the second turn in Bob Thackery’s Ford sedan.  Kenny Neely owned the #9 Hudson sedan and Joe Collins owned the #4 Ford coupe – Gary Virden collection

 

 

The “8-Ball” Hudson was owned by Lawrence Brooks while the Ford coupe on the outside was driven by Bill Curless – Gary Virden collection

 

 

#3 John Watts leads #76 Red Walker on April 28, 1956 – Gary Virden photo from the Watts family collection

 

 

#3 John Watts leads two unidentified cars and #72 Ken Jackson on April 28, 1956 – Gary Virden photo

 

 

#33 Ray Chapman racing #3 John Watts for position – Gary Virden collection

 

 

Two unidentified cars spin going into the back straightaway – Gary Virden collection

 

 

#3 John Watts leads #4A owned by Ernie McCoy, #33 Al Williams in his own Hudson, and the “8 Ball” Hudson sedan that was owen by Lawrence Brooks in a race run on April 8, 19 56 – Gary Virden photo from the Watts family collection

 

 

#62 Bill Curless, #71 Bobby Jack Walker, and the #35 Ford coupe that was owned by Allen Carter, during driver introductions before a race – Gary Virden collection

 

 

Clyde Ferguson, driving Rocky Rockhold’s #89A, is closely persued by Dick Walker - Gary Virden collection

 

 

#72 Ken Jackson, driving Jack Norris’ car, takes the checkered flag – Larry Jackson collection

 

 

“8 Ball” belonged to Lawrence Brooks and was driven here by Will Forrest but who was driving the #77 coupe?  If you know, please contact Bob Lawrence at sprintguy @ cox.net – Gary Virden collection

 

 

This photo taken at Arkansas City, Kansas in September of 1957 shows cars all owned by Arkansas City men: #46 Bob Knox, #35 Allen Carter, #4A Ernie McCoy, and #42 Lawrence Miller – Mike McCoy collection

 

 

A group of men each of whom had ties to Arkansas City, Kansas stock car racing.  Left to right are: Dick Walker, Rocky Rockhold, Forrest Coleman, Bill Curless, Ernie McCoy, Willis Curless, Bill Turner, Charlie Turner, and Bob Thackery – Mike McCoy collection

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank You To:

Joyce Allen, Larry Brooks, Jana Lumbert, Mike McCoy, Bobby Jack Walker, Dick and Nadine Walker, the Gary Virden family and Rick Watts