More Photographs from Frankie Lies' Racing Career

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Lies and Kenny Riffel share a victory lap receiving the checkered flag from Al Alexander in 1965

 

Lies and Al Alexander after one of his victories at 81 Speedway in 1965

Kenny Riffel at left and Lies at right in 1966

 

Lies in the Kenny Riffel owned super modified at 81 Speedway in 1966

 

Lies, left, with Kenny Riffel at 81 Speedway in 1966

 

 

Lies at the Hutchinson Nationals in 1966

 

Lies in the Riffel owned #55 in 1966

 

Aftermath of the Dewell and Lies tangle at the Hutchinson Nationals on July 30, 1967

#38 Larry Dewell and #55 Lies tangled at the Hutchinson Nationals on July 30, 1967

 

Lies after winning the trophy dash at the Kansas State Fair in 1967

Lies spins into the first turn at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, KS on September 17, 1967

 

#50 Bill Bookout, #26 Dick Hendershot, and #55 Lies at the Hutchinson Nationals on July 28, 1968

Lies at Muskogee, OK in 1968

 

Lies taking the checkered flag from Al Alexander to win the Hutchinson Nationals on July 28, 1968

#55 Lies and #52 Jim Harkness at the Hutchinson Nationals on July 28, 1968

#55 Lies started on the pole of the championship race at the National Jalopy championship in Hutchinson on July 28, 1968 

Lies is seen here telling Kenny Riffel something just after winning the National Jalopy Championship at Hutchinson in 1968

Lies in Tulsa in 1968

 

#55 Lies racing an unidentified driver in a Ford at Tulsa in 1968

#55 Lies, #69 Bill Rigsby, #86 Jay Schrock (under Rigsby's car), and #88 Don Spreier tangle at the Kansas State Fair on September 18, 1968

Lies at Tulsa in 1968

 

L to R: Bob White, Shot Hamtpon, and Lies at 81 Speedway in 1968

 

Lies driving Shot Hampton's full body modified at 81 Speedway in August of 1968

 

Lies takes the flag from starter Al Alexander to begin a victory lap at 81 Speedway in 1968

Awards presented at the Kansas State Fair in 1968.  L to R: Kenny Riffel, Don McGinnis, Governor Robert Docking, 5-State Fair Champion David Ross, and National Champion Lies

 

The Kenny Riffel owned #55

Bruce Serene collection

 

Kenny Riffel with his full body modified minus an engine

Bruce Serene collection

Lies at 81 Speedway in August of 1969

L to R: Kenny Riffel, Lies, and Bob White at Hutchinson, KS in 1969

Joe Graber, Lies, and Tom Shears at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson in 1969

Lies at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in 1969

Lies at Hutchinson in 1969 

 

Lies at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in 1969

#27 Ron Fowler of Chanute, KS and #55 Lies at Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1970

Lies at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in 1969

 

Lies with the #52 John Zink Special that he drove at Tulsa on April 19, 1970

Lies in 1970 

Lies taking a victory lap at 81 Speedway in 1970

 

Kenny Riffel kneeling beside Lies in 1970

 

#55 Lies with flagman Al Alexander at 81 Speedway in 1970

 

Lies with flagman Al Alexander at 81 Speedway in 1970

Lies in 1970

Lies with the checkered flag at 81 Speedway in 1970

#55 Lies and #1 Emmett Hahn at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in 1971

 

Lies at Amarillo, Texas in 1970.  Note that the car number was 56 that weekend.  This was Lies' favorite racing photo.

 

Lies at Hutchinson Nationals in 1971

 

Lies in 1971

Lies slides high and into the stalled #26 driven by Gary Hunziker at Hutchinson, KS on September 19, 1971 

 

#55 Lies ran over the right front wheel of #13 Benny Taylor at the Tulsa fairgrounds in 1971 

 

The collision sent Hunziker's #26 tumbling farther down the racetrack

#97 Jim Harkness passed by just after #55 Lies collided with the stalled #26 driven by Gary Hunziker

 

Lies in the Mint 400 at Los Vegas, NV  in 1972

Bud Redmond collection

Lies at 81 Speedway in 1972

 

#97 Lies, #21 Derrill Brazeal at Tulsa in 1973

Lies on a victory lap in 1973

 

Lies in 1973  with a car he owned himself

Lies with his car in 1973

 

Lies at Hutchinson, KS in 1973

L to R: Harold Leep, Lies, Walt McWhorter, and Jay Woodside in 1973

Lies standing beside his super modified in 1973

Lies with a trophy girl in 1973

 

Lies in the his office in 1973

 

Lies (in helmet) looking over the #6 driven by Dale Reed at Hutchinson in 1973

Lies after award presentation at Amarillo, TX in 1973

 

Uninjured, Lies removed his helmet at left after a firey crash at Tulsa in 1973 

Lies crash at Tulsa after the fire was put out in 1973

 

Lies' mangled super modified after the crash at Tulsa in 1973

 

Lies car had pierced the fence at Tulsa in 1973

Lies' super modified after it had been extracted from the fence at Tulsa in 1973

 

An unidentified driver in #13 races #56 lies at 81 Speedway in 1974

Al Alexander waves the checkered flag for Lies at 81 Speedway in 1974

Lies at the Devil's Bowl at Arlington, Texas in 1974

 

 

#56 Lies leads an unidentified driver in #64 at Tulsa in 1974

Lies receiving the NCRA championship trophy from Lanny Edwards in 1974

 

Lies receives the checkered flag from Al Alexander at 81 Speedway in 1975

 

Lies at 81 Speedway in 1975

Lies at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson in 1975 

Al Alexander waves the checkered flag over Lies after one of his victories at 81 Speedway in 1975

 

#111 Oren Haas and #56 Lies at 81 Speedway in 1975

 

#56 Lies and #111 Oren Haas as crewmen try to unstack them at 81 Speedway in 1975

Frankie and Romi Lies, Betty and Walt McWhorter in 1975

 

#56 Lies and #52 Emmett Hahn at Wichita Falls, TX on April 4, 1976

Lies at 81 Speedway on May 30, 1976

Lies at 81 Speedway in 1976

 

An unidentified car on the outside, #79 Fred Hembree, and #56 Lies at an NCRA race at Lawton, OK in 1976

 

Lies at 81 Speedway in 1976

 

Lies at 81 Speedway in 1976

Lies at 81 Speedway in 1976

 

Lies at "81" Speedway in 1976

Frankie and Romi Lies with daughter Heather in February of 1977

 

 

#76 Harold Leep, Sr. leads #56 Lies in an NCRA race at Dewey, OK in April of 1977

#9 Court Grandstaff and #56 Lies at an NCRA race at Wichita Falls, TX on July 3, 1977

 

#56 Lies leads #52 Emmett Hahn at Wichita Falls, TX on July 3, 1977

 

Lies at the NCRA race at Hutchinson, KS on July 30, 1977

#56 is Lies but the drivers of the other two cars are unidentified in this NCRA race at Amarillo, TX in September of 1977

 

Lies at 81 Speedway in 1977

Lies taking another victory lap in 1977

Rusty Manning photo

#56 Lies at Amarillo, TX in 1977.  Car #69 at right was owned and driven by Jiggs Founds

Rusty Manning photo

Lies with flagman Al Alexander at 81 Speedway in 1977

 

#56 Lies and #98 Walt McWhorter at 81 Speedway in 1977

Lies at Wichita Falls, TX in 1977

Rusty Manning photo

 

Lies at Oklahoma City, OK

Rusty Manning photo

#56 Lies with the checkered flag at 81 Speedway in 1978

 

#56 Lies and an unidentified driver of #2 race in a NCRA race at Amarillo, TX on June 11, 1978

 

Start of a multi-time rollover for #56 Lies at 81 Speedway on June 18, 1978.  At least he was looking where he was going

 

Lies was a little woozy after his June, 1978 rollover at 81 Speedway

 

#51 Eldon Borger and #56 Lies at Hutchinson, KS on July 30, 1978 

#77 Larry Ratcliff.  The unlettered car is #56 Lies in his first race in his new car at 81 Speedway on May 20, 1979

 

No Number on this side but this is #56 Lies at 81 Speedway in 1979

 

#56 Lies at 81 Speedway in 1979

#56 Lies, #32 Larry Mossman, and an unidentified car at 81 Speedway in 1979

#56 Lies leads an unidentified super modified through the south turn at Hutchinson, KS on July 29, 1979 

Lies at driver introductions before the National Championship race at Hutchinson, KS  on July 29, 1979 

#56 Lies, #25 Dale Reed at 81 Speedway in 1980

 

 

#56 Lies, unidentified #21, and #20 Randy Jones at 81 Speedway in 1980

#56 Lies in a classic slide

#56 Lies in a classic slide but looking where he has already been

 

Lies in a Dean-Wallace-owned late model stock car at the Winter Nationals at Enid, OK on October 18, 1981

#56 Lies and #37E Jerry Everhart at 81 Speedway in 1982

#56 Lies in front of the grandstands at 81 Speedway in 1982

#56 Lies at Dewey, OK on April 18, 1982

Dave Johnson, Clark, and Lies at Dewey, OK on April 18, 1982

 

#56 Lies at 81 Speedway in 1982

Lies at 81 Speedway in July, 1982

 

#56 Lies, #37E Jerry Everhart and #9 Darrel Bybee at 81 Speedway in July of 1982

#56 Lies at 81 Speedway in July of 1982

 

#56 Lies at 81 Speedway in July, 1982

#56 Lies at the Hutchinson Nationals on July 25, 1982

 

#56 Lies at the Hutchinson Nationals on July 25, 1982

#56 and an unidentified car go through the north turn at the Kansas State Fairgrounds on September 19, 1982

 

 

Lies sitting on a nerf bar waiting for the tow truck at Hutchinson after his steering broke and he crashed into the wall

#56 Lies in the wall at the Kansas State Fairgrounds on September 19, 1982

 

#56 on the hook at Hutchinson for the ride back to the pits

 

#56 being towed to the pits after Lies crashed in the north turn at Hutchinson

Lies in Roy Pulver's vintage sprint car at a Kansas Antique Racers event at 81 Speedway c2003

 

#96 Lies in his 37th consecutive appearance at the Hutchinson Nationals on July 31, 1983

Lies in the white #1 sprint car owned by Roy Pulver at the Jim Roper Memorial,

a Kansas Antique Racers event at Halstead, KS on August 9, 2004

#17 Lies leads an unidentified car at a Kansas Antique Racers event at 81 Speedway c2003 

 

Lies at Ft. Smith, AR in 1982.  This is Romi's favorite photo of Frankie.

 

Frankie Lies was named the 1952 Kansas stock car state champion by National Speed Sport News

 

Frankie Lies' Merrick Racing, Inc. driver's license for 1970

 

Frankie Lies' Grand Marshal credentials from the Hutchinson Nationals in 1998

 

Unless otherwise noted, all of the photographs on this web page are from the Lies collection

 

Thank you to the Lies family

Without whose assistance these web pages would not be possible

 

 

 

 

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Frankie Lies Competed in

1947 - 1959

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Frankie Lies Competed in

1960 - 1984