Jack Petty's Known Racing Record – Part 1  (1953-1967) 1

Date

Location

Car #

Automobile

Car Owner

Petty’s Finish

A Feature Winner

1953

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS 2

64

1932 Ford 2-Door Sedan Stock Car

Jack Petty

3rd in heat

DNP in A feature 3

14 Jun 53

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS 2

64

1932 Ford 2-Door Sedan Stock Car

Jack Petty

3rd in novelty race won by Fred Potter

Will Forrest

28 Jun 53

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS 2

64

1932 Ford 2-Door Sedan Stock Car

Jack Petty

6th in 3rd heat won by Norman Rush

Buddy Quick

5 Jul 53

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS 2

64

1932 Ford 2-Door Sedan Stock Car

Jack Petty

7th in 2nd semi-final won by Bill Killion

Will Forrest

26 Jul 53

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS 2

64JR

1934 Ford 2-Door Sedan Stock Car

3rd in 1st heat won by Ray Watkins

DNP in A feature won by Buddy Quick 3

Buddy Quick

18 Apr 54

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

Stock Car

 

8th in 2nd semi-final won by Frankie Lies

7th in B feature won by Jim McAmis

Buddy Quick

25 Apr 54

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

Stock Car

 

8th in 3rd heat won by Don Trammell

5th in B feature won by Carl Simpson

Frankie Lies

20 Jun 54

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

2nd in novelty race won by Marvin Clary

Don Fortey

24 Sep 54

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

2nd in 2nd semi-final won by Leon Bowman

5th in B feature won by Chuck Jones

Frankie Lies

15 May 55

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

2nd in 2nd heat won by Skeeter McKinnie

Troy Routh

30 May 55

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

Jalopy

 

5th in 2nd heat won by Jerry Collins

7th in A feature won by Troy Routh

Troy Routh

12 Jun 55

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

3rd in 2nd heat won by Leon Bowman

Troy Routh

25 Jun 55

77 Speedway, Arkansas City, Kansas

89

Stock Car

Rocky Rockhold

3rd in 2nd semi-final won by Wes Cattrell

2nd in B feature won by Richard Bridgman

Bob Newman

2 Jul 55

77 Speedway, Arkansas City, KS

11

Stock Car

Cecil Hamilton

2nd in 2nd heat won by George Pearson

2nd in 1st semi-final won by Harold Leep

1st in novelty race over Harold Leep

4th in A feature won by Harold Leep

Harold Leep

4 Jul 55 afternoon

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

Jalopy

 

5th in 2nd heat won by Bill Mears

Buddy Quick

4 Jul 55 night

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

1st in trophy dash

Troy Routh

16 Jul 55

77 Speedway, Arkansas City, KS

11

Stock Car

Cecil Hamilton

2nd in 3rd heat won by George Pearson

George Pearson

21 Aug 55

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

1st in 2nd semi-final over Dale Reed

K. O. Christian

2 Sep 55

Jayhawk Speedway, Newton, KS

11

Stock Car

Cecil Hamilton

1st in 2nd heat over Lee Phillips

3nd in 2nd semi-final won by Bud Looney

Bill Mears

4 Sep 55

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

2nd in B feature won by Willie Berger

Troy Routh

24 Sep 55

77 Speedway, Arkansas City, KS

11

Stock Car

Cecil Hamilton

3rd in 2nd semi-final won by Bill Henson

Jim McAmis

29 Oct 55

77 Speedway, Arkansas City, KS

11

Stock Car

Cecil Hamilton

6th in B feature won by Jim McAmis

Will Forrest

11 May 56

Jayhawk Speedway, Newton, KS

11

Stock Car

Cecil Hamilton

1st in 1st semi-final

Willie Berger

10 Jun 56

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

1st in 2nd semi-final over Chuck Jones

6th in B feature won by Ralph Lies

Frankie Lies

15 Jun 56

Jayhawk Speedway, Newton, KS

11

Stock Car

Cecil Hamilton

1st in trophy dash 11

Harold Leep

23 Jun 56

77 Speedway, Arkansas City, KS

11

Stock Car

Cecil Hamilton

3rd in 1st heat won by Dick Walker

Will Forrest

24 Jun 56

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

10th in A feature won by Will Forrest

Will Forrest

1 Jul 56

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

1st in 1st heat over Melvin Cattrell

1st in trophy dash

5th in A feature won by Bill Nichols

Bill Nichols

15 Jul 56

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

1st in 2nd semi-final over Bill Killion

1st in B feature over Jerry Everhart

Frankie Lies

19 Aug 56

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

3rd in 3rd heat won by Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones

29 Jul 56

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

3rd in 2nd heat won by George “G. A.” Pearson

Chuck Jones

9 Sep 56

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

3rd in 2nd heat won by Johnnie Bush

2nd in A feature won by Harold Leep

Harold Leep

16 Sep 56

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

3rd in 1st heat won by Roy Bryant

Frankie Lies

26 May 57

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

1st in 1st semi-final over Clyde Havens

Will Forrest

30 May 57

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

2nd in 3rd heat won by Will Forrest

Will Forrest

8 Jun 57

77 Speedway, Arkansas City, KS

11

Jalopy

Cecil Hamilton

3rd in 3rd heat won by Bill Curless

5th in B feature won by Bill Curless

3rd in 2nd semi-final won by Richard Bridgman

Harold Leep

9 Jun 57

Cejay Stadium, Wichita, KS

 

Stock Car

 

2nd in 3rd heat won by Melvin Cattrell

2nd in B feature won by Bill Curless

Will Forrest

7 Jun 58

77 Speedway, Arkansas City, KS

 

Jalopy

 

2nd in 2nd heat won by George Helton

1st in trophy dash

5th in A feature won by Forrest Coleman

Forrest Coleman

5 Jul 58

Mohawk Speedway, Hutchinson, KS

 

Jalopy

 

1st in 1st heat

1st in trophy dash

1st in B feature over B. B. Allen

Buddy Quick

12 Jul 58

Mohawk Speedway, Hutchinson, KS

 

Jalopy

 

1st in 2nd heat over Donald Deck

1st in 2nd semi-final over Harold Portlock

1st in B feature over Bob Riner

Harold Portlock

23 Jul 58

Mohawk Speedway, Hutchinson, KS

 

Jalopy

 

2nd in 3rd heat won by Bernie Beydler

Ruben Loepp

26-27 Jul 58

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

58, but was 70

after time trials

1938 Hudson Teraplane Jalopy

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

70th of 115 in time trials: 33.56 (quick timer was Will Forrest)

11th in  2nd heat won by Glenn Leasher

DNP in B feature won by Cliff Sealock 3

Frankie Lies

25-26 Jul 59

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

57, but was 58

after time trials

Hudson Teraplane Jalopy

Ted Vogan

57th of 125 in time trials (quick timer was Roy Bryant)

DNP in 3rd heat won by Bo Johnson 3

DNP in Semi-National won by Pete Jacobs 3

Will Forest

7 Sep 59

Mohawk Speedway, Hutchinson, KS

 

Jalopy

 

3rd in 3rd semi-final won by Ruben Loepp

2nd in A feature won by Ruben Loepp

Ruben Loepp

12 Sep 59

Mohawk Speedway, Hutchinson, KS

 

Jalopy

 

2nd in 2nd heat won by Gene Angel

1st in 2nd semi-final over Melvin Harrell

2nd in A feature won by Henry Ellington

Henry Ellington

19 Sep 59

Mohawk Speedway, Hutchinson, KS

 

Jalopy

 

4th in 3rd semi-final won by Jay Woodside

3rd in A feature won by Glen Watkins

Glen Watkins

15 May 60

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs 

3rd in 1st heat won by Gene Coffman

Bill Nelson

19 Jun 60

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

3rd in 2nd semi-final won by Charlie Hiner

Frankie Lies

30-31 Jul 60

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

26 4

Hudson Modified Jalopy

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

25th of 92 in time trials: 30.49 (quick timer was Jay Woodside)

Forrest Coleman

16 Sep 60

Crystal Beech Speedway, Woodward, OK

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

 

Bill Nelson

22 Sep 60

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

1st in B feature over Charlie Pitts

Frankie Lies

1 Oct 60

Mohawk Speedway, Hutchinson, KS

 

Jalopy

 

1st in 1st heat

4th in B feature won by Orval Beckel

Dick Unger

13 Jun 61

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

57

Modified Jalopy

Ted Vogan 

9th of 15 in time trials: 21.94 (quick timer was Larry Torson)

4th in 1st heat won by Henry Ellington

2nd in 1st semi-final behind Henry Ellington

10th in A feature won by Frankie Lies

Frankie Lies

2 Jul 61

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

18

Buick Modified Jalopy

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

3rd in 1st heat won by Jim Macy

1st in 3rd semi-final over Lee Phillips

Pete Jacobs

4 Jul 61

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

 

Modified Jalopy

2nd in 2nd heat won by Francis Kingan

Ralph Cole

9 Jul 61

Central Kansas Speedway, Manhattan, KS

32

Jalopy

Neil Swander

1st in 3rd heat

Francis Hoppenstedt

11 Jul 61

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

18

Buick Modified Jalopy

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

6th of 20 in time trials: 22.43

DNF (wreck) in 2nd heat won by Dick Hendershot

Bill Nelson

23 Jul 61

Central Kansas Speedway, Manhattan, KS

32

Jalopy

Neil Swander

2nd in 1st semi-final won by Don Belk

6th in A feature won by Bob Fiest

Bob Fiest

29-30 Jul 61

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

59

Modified Jalopy

58th of 84 in time trials: 31.26 (quick timer was Bill Nelson)

3rd in 2nd heat behind winner Melvin Herrell & Lyle Lewis

7th in trophy dash won by Bill Bookout

9th in Semi-Nationals won by Willie Hecke

Harold Leep

12 Aug 61

Mohawk Speedway, Hutchinson, KS

 

Stock Car

 

2nd in 3rd heat won by Wilbur Hitt

5th in 3rd semi-final won by John Ediger

J. D. Cox

15 Aug 61

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

18

Buick Modified Jalopy

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

25th of 28 in time trials: 24.67 (quick timer was Larry Torson)

4th in 1st heat won by Henry Ellington 12

3rd in B feature won by Gene Coffman

Larry Torson

16 Aug 61

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

18

Buick Modified Jalopy

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

25th of 25 in time trials: 24:14 (quick timer was Bill Nelson)

4h in 1st heat won by Leon Bowman

2nd in consolation won by Gene Potts

5th in B feature won by Gene Potts

Bill Nelson

19 Aug 61

Mohawk Speedway, Hutchinson, KS

 

Jalopy

 

4th in 1st heat won by Gene Angel

4th in B feature won by Forrest Coleman

Bill Nelson

27 Aug 61

Central Kansas Speedway, Manhattan, KS

 32

Jalopy

Neil Swander 

3rd in 1st heat won by Don Hecke

5th in B feature won by Bill Wilson

Bob Fiest

2 Sep 61

Mohawk Speedway, Wichita, Kansas

 

Stock Car

 

5th in B feature won by Chuck Jones

DNF (rolled, not injured) in A feature won by Forrest Coleman 3

Forrest Coleman

10 Sep 61

Central Kansas Speedway, Manhattan, KS

 32

Jalopy

Neil Swander 

2nd in 1st heat won by Walt McWhorter

1st in 2nd semi-final over Walt McWhorter

2nd in A feature won by Francis Hoppenstedt

Francis Hoppenstedt

12 Sep 61

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

18

Buick Modified Jalopy

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

3rd in 1st heat won by Leon Bowman

DNF (lost wheel) in trophy dash won by Leon Bowman 3

DNF (lost wheel) in 1st semi-final won by Frankie Lies 3

DNF in A feature won by Nut Cokeley 3

Nut Cokeley

30 Sep 61

Mohawk Speedway, Hutchinson, KS

 

Stock Car

 

3rd in 1st heat won by Pinky Mullens

Leon Bowman

6 May 62

Plaza Speedway, Junction City, KS

 32

Jalopy

Neil Swander

3rd in 3rd heat won by Roland Crocker

2nd in B feature won by Dick Pollard

Francis Hoppenstedt

13 May 62

Plaza Speedway, Junction City, KS

 32

Jalopy

Neil Swander

DNP in heat 3

4th in 1st semi-final won by Elton Blockolsky

4th in A feature won by Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

15 May 62

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

18

Buick Modified Jalopy

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

4th in 1st heat won by Dick Hendershot

6th in A feature won by Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

12 Jun 62

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

18

Buick Modified Jalopy

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

11th of 12 in time trials: 25.31 (quick timer was Bill Nelson)

5th in 2nd heat won by Bill Nelson

DNF in 2nd semi-final won by Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

28-29 Jul 62

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

66

Modified Jalopy

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

Tie with Keith Harb for 58th of 84 in time 32.20 (quick timer was Charlie Lutkie)

1st in 1st heat over Wylan Cattrell

2nd in Semi-Nationals won by Bill Smith

Charlie Lutkie

9 Aug 62

Trego County Fairgrounds, WaKeeney, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

2nd of 31 in time trials: 27.70 (quick timer was Don Shumard)

7th in 2nd heat won by Leland Salmans

2nd in trophy dash won by Leland Salmans

2nd in A feature won by Leland Salmans

Leland Salmans

12 Aug 62

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

1st in 1st heat

1st in B feature

Forrest Coleman

14 Aug 62

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

2nd in 3rd heat won by Grady Wade

Grady Wade

15 Aug 62

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

6th of 21 in time trials: 20.97 (quick timer was Charlie Lutkie)

2nd in the 2nd heat won by Ted Maupin

4th in trophy dash won by Jim McAmis

5th in 1st semi-final won by Ted Maupin

5th in A feature won by Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

18 Sep 62

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

6th in B feature won by Jim McAmis

Forrest Coleman

20 Sep 62

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

9th in 3rd heat won by Frankie Lies

4th in B feature won by Orval Beckel

Bill Bookout

14 Apr 63

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

1st in 1st heat

1st in 2nd semi-final

1st in B feature

Grady Wade

21 Apr 63

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

5th in A feature won by Grady Wade

Grady Wade

28 Apr 63

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

8th in A feature won by Ray Riner

Ray Riner

5 May 63

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

7th in A feature won by Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

12 May 63

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

6th in A feature won by Charlie Lutkie

Charlie Lutkie

14 May 63

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

9th of 16 in time trials: 20:75 (quick timer was Bob Salem)

2nd in the 2nd heat won by Henry Ellington

5th in trophy dash won by Charlie Lutkie

1st in 1st semi-final over Bill Bookout

4th in A feature won by Roy Bryant

Roy Bryant

26 May 63

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

8th in A feature won by Dale Reed

Dale Reed

15 Jun 63

Frontier Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

1st in 3rd heat

2nd in A feature won by Frankie Lies

Frankie Lies

22 Jun 63

Frontier Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Modified Sportsman

George Hibbs

1st in A feature

Jack Petty

27-28 Jul 63

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

69

Chevrolet Sportsman Modified

George Hibbs

40th of 71 in time trials: 30.42 (quick timer was Grady Wade)

5th in 2nd heat won by Wylan Cattrell

2nd in Semi-Nationals won by Dick Walker

Roy Bryant

17 Sep 63

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

69

Chevrolet Sportsman Modified

George Hibbs

6th in 2nd heat won by David Ross

13th in A feature won by Grady Wade

Grady Wade

18 Sep 63

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

69

Chevrolet Sportsman Modified

George Hibbs

9th in 2nd heat won by Bill Nelson

1st in B feature over Dick Unger

Dale Reed

22 Sep 63

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

3rd in A feature won by Forrest Coleman

Forrest Coleman

13 Oct 63

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

2nd in 2nd heat won by Jay Woodside

5th in A feature won by Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

Oct 27 63

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

6th in A feature won by Grady Wade

Grady Wade

3 Nov 63

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

1st in 3rd heat

Charlie Lutkie

12 Apr 64

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Super Modified

George Hibbs

1st in A feature

Jack Petty

19 Apr 64

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Super Modified

George Hibbs

1st in 2nd heat

3rd in A feature won by Charlie Lutkie

Charlie Lutkie

26 Apr 64

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Super Modified

George Hibbs

1st in time trials

1st in 1st heat

1st in 1st in trophy dash

1st in 1st semi-final

2nd in A feature won by Frankie Lies

Frankie Lies

3 May 64

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Super Modified

George Hibbs

1st in 3rd heat

Crashed spectacularly on 10th lap of A feature & was injured; race won by Harold Leep

Harold Leep

14 Jun 64

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Super Modified

George Hibbs

6th in A feature won by Frankie Lies

Frankie Lies

21 Jun 64

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Super Modified

George Hibbs

5th in A feature won by Bill Curless

Bill Curless

28 Jun 64

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Super Modified

George Hibbs

7th in A feature won by Ed Schauf

Ed Schauf

5 Jul 64

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Super Modified

George Hibbs

8th in A feature won by Harold Leep

Harold Leep

25-26 Jul 64

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

32

Ford Flatheat V-8 Modified Stock Car

Neil Swander

47th of 81 in time trials: 32.62 (quick timer was Evard Humphrey)

3rd in 2nd heat won by Grady Wade

1st in Semi-Nationals over Grady Wade 5

Roy Bryant

1 Aug 64

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Super Modified

George Hibbs

Tie with Frank Lies & Jerry Everhart for 5th of 24 in time trials:16.5 (quick timer: Dale Reed)

4th in consolation won by Dale Reed

6th in semi-final won by Bill Nelson

Frankie Lies

2 Aug 64

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Super Modified

George Hibbs

10th of 22 in time trials: 17.4 (quick timer tie: Harold Leep & Bill Nelson

Frankie Lies

18 Aug 64

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

69

Chevrolet Super Modified

George Hibbs

3rd in 2nd heat won by Leland Salmans

6th in 1st semi-final won by Henry Ellington

2nd in B feature won by H. A. Ratzlaff

Herb Copeland

19 Aug 64

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

69

Chevrolet Super Modified

George Hibbs

1st in 1st heat over Henry Ellington

2nd in trophy dash won by Henry Ellington

1st in 1st semi-final over Henry Ellington

2nd in B feature won by Gene Potts

Bill Nelson

22 Aug 64

Mohawk Speedway, Hutchinson, KS

 

Jalopy

 

5th in 2nd semi-final won by John Cokely

3rd in B feature won by Bill Mills

Roy Andrews

6 Sep 64

Plaza Speedway, Junction City, KS

32

Stock Car

Neil Swander 

1st in 1st heat over Elton Blockcolsky

1st in trophy dash

2nd in 1st semi-final won by Ray Weber

1st in B feature over Charles Bean

Leon Spain

11 Sep 64

Jehu Speedway, Salina, KS

32

Jalopy

 Neil Swander

1st in 1st heat

1st in B feature

Francis Hoppenstedt

13 Sep 64

Plaza Speedway, Junction City, KS

32

Stock Car

 Neil Swander

1st in 1st semi-final over Charlie Cain

3rd in B feature won by Melvin Wilson

Ray Weber

20 Sep 64

Plaza Speedway, Junction City, KS

32

Stock Car

Neil Swander

1st in 2nd heat over Garry Abell

1st in 1st semi-final over Garry Abell

3rd in B Feature won by Dale Vogan

Ray Weber

23 Sep 64

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

93

Modified Sportsman Jalopy

4th in 2nd heat won by H. A. Ratzlaff

Evard Humphrey

24 Sep 64

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

93

Modified Sportsman Jalopy

DNP in heat 3

DNF (lost wheel) in B feature won by Darrell Cleveland 3

Forrest Coleman

27 Sep 64

Plaza Speedway, Junction City, KS

32

Stock Car

Neil Swander

2nd in 1st heat won by Dale Vogan

1st in 1st semi-final over Charlie Cain

1st in B feature over Bob Maag

Don Hecke

2 May 65

Plaza Speedway, Junction City, KS

32

Jalopy

Neil Swander

1st in 2nd heat over Sam Brittendall

2nd in 2nd semi-final won by Roland Crocker

Bob Peck

9 May 65

Plaza Speedway, Junction City, KS

32

Jalopy

Neil Swander

3rd in 3rd heat won by Bill Wilson

2nd in 2nd semi-final won by Bob Peck

DNP in A feature won by Bob Peck 3

Bob Peck

16 May 65

Plaza Speedway, Junction City, KS

32

Jalopy

Neil Swander

 

Bob Peck 6

2 Jun 65

Plaza Speedway, Junction City, KS

32

Jalopy

Neil Swander

4th in 2nd semi-final won by Bob Peck

Leon Spain

20 Jun 65

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Super Modified

George Hibbs

7th in A feature won by Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

25 Jun 65

Jehu Speedway, Salina, KS

32

Stock Car

Neil Swander

1st in heat race over Alvin Riley

1st in trophy dash

1st in A feature over Don Heart

Jack Petty

7 Jul 65

Seward County Fairgrounds, Liberal, KS

69

Super Modified

George Hibbs

3rd in 1st semi-final won by Allen Immell

Jay Schrock

25 Jul 65

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Super Modified

George Hibbs

7th in A feature won by Roy Bryant

Roy Bryant

31 Jul – 1 Aug 65

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

34

Ford Flathead V-8 Modified Jalopy

Neil Swander

66th of 120 in time trials: 30.76 (quick timer was Bill Curless

3rd in 2nd heat won by Pinky Mullens

DNP in Semi-Nationals won by Pinky Mullens 3

Roy Bryant

1 Aug 65

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69 

Super Modified

George Hibbs

1st in 1st heat

Harold Leep

13 Aug 1965

Trego County Fairgrounds, WaKeeney, KS 8

3

348 cu.in. Chevrolet Sprint Car

Wes Vandervoort

1st in consolation from outside row 1 starting position

5th in A feature won by Walt McWhorter

Walt McWhorter

28 Aug 65

Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS 8

6

283 cu.in. Chevrolet Sprint Car

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

14th of 20 in time trials: 23.90 (quick timer was Dale Reed)

4th in 1st heat won by Bernie Shires

6th in A feature won by Roy Bryant

Roy Bryant

29 Aug 65

Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS 8

6

283 cu.in. Chevrolet Sprint Car

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

1st in 1st heat over Jerry Everhart

1st in 4th heat over Ted Foltz

8th in A feature won by Grady Wade

Grady Wade

4 Sep 65

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

283 cu.in. Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

 22nd of 44 in time trials: 22.75 (quick timer was Frankie Lies)

Dale Reed

5 Sep 65

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

283 cu.in. Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

 28th of 35 in time trials: 25.33 (quick timer: tie Dale Reed & Walt McWhorter)

Feature rained out

6 Sep 65

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

283 cu.in. Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

32nd of 39 in time trials: 26.15 (quick timer was Walt McWhorter)

4th in B feature won by Bill Bookout

Dale Reed

12 Sep 65

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

283 cu.in. Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

1st in 1st heat over Buddy Hill

1st in semi-final over Jerry Everhart

8th in A feature won by Frankie Lies

Frankie Lies

19 Sep 65

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

DNF in 4th heat won by Roy Bryant 3

DNP in B feature won by Bill Nelson 3

Frankie Lies

22 Sep 65

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

12th in B feature won by Bob Salem

Harold Leep

 Sep 1965

Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Okla. City, OK

6

Chevrolet Sprint Car

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

Flipped in feature

 

13 May 66

Air Capital Speedway, Wichita, KS

77

1957 Ford Semi-Late Model Stock Car

Orbin Mashaney

3rd in 1st heat won by Gary Breser

8th in A feature won by Mel Montgomery

Mel Montgomery

22 May 66

Air Capital Speedway, Wichita, KS 9

6

Chevrolet Sprint Car

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

3rd in 1st heat won by Shorty Burckholder

3rd in 1st semi-final won by Cotton Musick

Cotton Musick 8

29 May 66

Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS 8

6

Chevrolet Sprint Car

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

10th of 19 in time trials: 23.51 (quick timer was Charlie Lutkie)

5th in the semi-final won by Bob Daly

Jay Woodside

29 May 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Sprint Car

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

12th of 12 in time trials: 22.543 (quick timer was Tom Marshal)

Harold Leep

11 Jun 66

Air Capital Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Full Body Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

6th in A feature won by Harold Leep

Harold Leep

12 Jun 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Full Body Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

3rd in 2nd heat won by Harold Leep

Harold Leep

12 Jun 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

8th in A feature won by Frankie Lies

Frankie Lies

18 Jun 66

Air Capital Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

3 tied for 7th of 12 in time trials: Larry North & Harold Leep: 23.09 (quick timer was Grady Wade)

Frankie Lies

19 Jun 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

9th of 12 in time trials: 21.09 (quick timer was Grady Wade)

2nd in 1st heat won by Charlie Lutkie

Frankie Lies

27 Jun 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

10th of 16 in time trials: 20.77 (quick timer was Roy Bryant)

3rd in 1st heat won by Frankie Lies

Grady Wade

3 Jul 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

15th f 20 in time trials: 21.17 (quick timer was Harold Leep)

Harold Leep

4 Jul 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

12th of 19 in time trials: 21.28 (quick timer was Ray Lee Goodwin)

Grady Wade

8 Jul 66

Air Capital Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Chevrolet Full Body Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

4th in A feature won by Harold Leep

Harold Leep

10 Jul 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

12th of 13 in time trials: 21.89 (quick timer was Dale Reed)

 

17 Jul 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

7th of 12 in time trials: 20.70 (quick timer was Frankie Lies)

6th in A feature won by Harold Leep

Harold Leep

24 Jul 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

5th of 12 in time trials: 20.62 (quick timer was Harold Leep)

5th in A feature won by Frankie Lies

Frankie Lies

30-31 Jul 66

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

32

Modified Jalopy

Neil Swander

61st of 81 in time trials: 30:86 (quick timer was Ed Schauf)

Henry Ellington

7 Aug 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

5th of 11 in time trials: 20.85 (quick timer was Harold Leep)

3rd in heat won by Bill Rigsby

3rd in trophy dash won by Dale Reed

3rd in A feature won by Frankie Lies

Frankie Lies

10 Aug 66

Trego County Fairgrounds, WaKeeney, KS

 

Super Modified

 

A feature – Wreck but not injured

 

14 Aug 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

5th of 11 in time trials: 20.20 (quick timer was Grady Wade)

4th in A feature won by Grady Wade

Grady Wade

26 Aug 66

Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS 8

6

Chevrolet Sprint Car

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

Jack Petty’s name does not appear in the published results of these races

Roy Bryant

27 Aug 66

Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS 8

6

Chevrolet Sprint Car

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

Jack Petty’s name does not appear in the published results of these races

Harold Leep

28 Aug 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

Tie with Paul Dutton for 11th of 13 in time trials: 21.79 (quick timer was Bill Rigsby)

2nd in 1st heat won by Bud Haehn

Harold Leep

4 Sep 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

11th 17 in time trials: 20.75 (quick timer was Frankie Lies)

3rd in 1st heat won by Roy Bryant

Dick Sutcliff

6 Sep 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

13th off 18 in time trials: 20.73 (quick timer was Harold Leep)

 

Summer, 1966

Mid-America Fairgrounds, Topeka, KS

6

Chevrolet Super Modified

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

5th in A feature

 

17 Sep 66

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS 8

6

Chevrolet Sprint Car

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

1st in 2nd heat over Eddie McVay

DNP in A feature 3

Lloyd Beckman

19 Sep 66

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS 8

6

Chevrolet Sprint Car

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

3rd in 1st heat won by Kenny Wines

3rd in semi-main won by Lloyd Beckman

Gordon Woolley

20 Sep 66

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS 8

6

Chevrolet Sprint Car

Al Torson & Buddy Carroll

3rd in 2nd heat won by Keith Hightshoe

2nd in semi-main won by “Big Al” Murie

Don Brown

21 Sep 66

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

3rd in 2nd heat won by Dale Reed

5th in trophy dash won by David Ross

8th in A feature won by David Ross

David Ross

22 Sep 66

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

69

Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

2nd in the 3rd heat won by Dale Reed

DNP in A feature won by David Ross 3

David Ross

25 Sep 66

81 Speedway, Wichita, KS

69

Full Body Modified Jalopy

George Hibbs

Wrecked – was injured

Dale Reed

29 Apr 67

Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS

 

 

 

7th in the A feature won by Ralph Blackett

Ralph Blackett

1967

Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS

77

1957 Ford Semi-Late Model Stock Car

Orbin Mashaney

1st in heat

1st in trophy dash

2nd in A feature

 

23 Jul 67

Cowley County Fairgrounds, Winfield, KS 9

77

1957 Ford Semi-Late Model Stock Car

Orbin Mashaney

DNF in 3rd heat won by Buddy Hill 3

3rd in 1st semi-final won by Norman Gougler

1st in B feature over Bob Overton

Bob Reed

29-30 Jul 67

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

95

Chevrolet Super Modified

Lee Swenson

51st of 73 in time trials: 29.13 (quick timer was David Ross

1st in 2nd heat over Garry Abell

5th in trophy dash won by Harold Leep

DNF in Semi-Nationals won by Dick Walker

Harold Leep

20 Sep 67

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

95

Chevrolet Super Modified

Lee Swenson

5th in 2nd heat won by Melvin Rogers

6th in A feature won by Frankie Lies

Frankie Lies

21 Sep 67

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

95

Chevrolet Super Modified

Lee Swenson

2nd in the 2nd heat won by Harold Leep

DNP in A feature won by Frankie Lies

Frankie Lies

24 Sep 67

Cowley County Fairgrounds, Winfield, KS 10

77

1957 Ford Semi-late Model Stock Car

Orbin Mashaney

1st in trophy dash

Bud Haehn

 

 

 1 Almost all of these race results have been gleaned from newspaper articles which do not mention most of the drivers who participated in those races.  Therefore, this table covers only a fraction of the total races that Petty competed in at the 35 different racetracks where he raced over his 35-year driving career.

 

 2 Petty is found in early newspaper articles using the alias “Ray Smallwood”.  Smallwood, himself, never actually drove a race car.

 

 3 DNP = Did not place whereas DNF = Did not finish and DNS = Did not start.

 

4 Petty said that the car he drove this day was the most dangerous car he ever drove.

 

5 This was the last race ever won by a Ford flathead engine at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.

 

 6 Although it is currently unknown how Petty placed in any of the races run on this date, he protested jalopy #73 driven by A feature winner Bob Peck and Petty had to be an entrant in those races to be allowed to do that.

 

 7 Petty had been scheduled to drive a 283 c.i. Chevrolet sprint car #6 owed by Al Torson and Buddy Carroll of Wichita but that car suffered engine failure in time trials.

 

 8 This race was sanctioned by the Big Car Racing Association (B.C.R.A.).

 

 9 These races were stopped after the second fatal accident of the evening.  Although no official victor was declared, Cotton Musick was leading at the time the races were stopped.

 

10 Sanctioned by the Auto Racing Association of Kansas (A.R.A.K.).

 

11 The headline in the Newton Kansan newspaper the next day read, “Petty Ran off with 5 Firsts and Then Ran off without His Prize Money”.  His car had been protested but he did not tear it down so he was disqualified from every race had competed in that night except the trophy dash.

 

12 There was a story in a Liberal, Kansas newspaper saying that Petty’s car struck a hole in the racetrack in the 1st heat race of these races knocking the driveshaft loose striking Petty in the leg which caused a gash that required 16 stiches to close but that newspaper story was completely fabricated by some reporter.

 

 

 

 

 

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1968 - 1988

Jackie Rea “Jack” Petty

“The Bearded Wonder from Wichita”