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INDEPENDENCE DAY
July 4, 1957

 

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Cllifford "Squirt" Bartholomew is shown here with the 5-window Ford coupe that he owned and drove to victory in both his heat and the feature race at Winfield, Kansas.  Car #3, partially visible at left, was also owned by Cliff Seaton and was driven by "Little Joe" Seifried - Roy Duncan collection

 

 

 

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Winfield Daily Courier
Tuesday, July 2, 1957, Page 2:

 

When fast cars go into competition on the racetrack, things are bound to happen.  The Southeast Kansas Racing Club at Coffeyville is putting on the Winfield Lions club racing program at the fairgrounds track Thursday, July 4.  More than 25 cars are listed for the competition reports Roy Duncan, racing club secretary.  All the cars entered are in a higher displacement class than cars previously seen in action at the Winfield races and are faster.  Time trials are scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and the competitive races at 2 p.m.  There are seven events scheduled.

 

 

Winfield Daily Courier
Friday, July 5, 1957

 

Stock Car Races

Get Good Crowd

 

The stock car racing program at the fairgrounds Thursday, put on by the Southeast Kansas Racing Club of Coffeyville and under the auspices of the Winfield Lions club, was well attended and the fans witnessed expert handling of the equipment which had plenty of power for the half-mile track which was treacherous on the turns.

Officials were Roy Duncan, association secretary, entry recorder; Cleo White, starter; Bill Bowser, announcer; Harold D. Jaggers, Lester Hine, and Fred Savage, technical staff.

Race Results:

 

 

 

Trophy Dash

Driver

Hometown

Car Owners

Hometown

Car #

Model / Make

1

Jay Moore

Pittsburg, Kansas

Leon H. McDaniel

Coffeyville, Kansas

97

1937 Cadillac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Hugh Hannah

Coffeyville, Kansas

Emmett & Mervin “Shorty” Ryan

Coffeyville, Kansas

6

 

2

Jack Greenhaw

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Paul Alexander

Copan, Oklahoma

2

 

3

Bill Nutter

Coffeyville, Kansas

Jim Kimbrel

Coffeyville, Kansas

33

1937 Nash coupe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Heat

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Clifford Bartholomew

Coffeyville, Kansas

Clifford “Squirt” Bartholomew

Coffeyville, Kansas

23

Ford coupe

2

Bill Esleck

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Harold Ivy

Coffeyville, Kansas

10

Ford coupe

3

Jay Moore

Pittsburg, Kansas

Leon McDaniel

Coffeyville, Kansas

97

1937 Cadillac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Heat

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Ray Clark

Pittsburg, Kansas

Jack Jones & Gail Jones

Coffeyville, Kansas

19

1932 Plymouth coupe

2

Dude White

Coffeyville, Kansas

Frank Osborn

Coffeyville, Kansas

71

Ford coupe

3

Joe Seifried

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cliff Seaton

Coffeyville, Kansas

3

Ford coupe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feature

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Clifford Bartholomew

Coffeyville, Kansas

Clifford “Squirt” Bartholomew

Coffeyville, Kansas

23

Ford coupe

2

Bud Morgan*

Chanute, Kansas

Dr. Herbert B. George, D. C. & Marvin Patterson

Coffeyville, Kansas

11

Ford coupe 

3

Bill Eslick

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Harold Ivy

Coffeyville, Kansas

10

Ford coupe

4

Jay Moore

Pittsburg, Kansas

Leon H. McDaniel

Coffeyville, Kansas

97

1937 Cadillac

5

Ray Griswold

Coffeyville, Kansas

Ray Griswold & Joe Soles

Coffeyville, Kansas

13

 

 

Pickle Glaze

Lamar, Missouri

Wilbur M. “Pickle” Glaze

Lamar, Missouri

60

1934 Ford coupe

 

 

 

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Starter - Cleo White

 

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Some of the Southeast Kansas Racing Club Officials

Above, left to right: Marvin Patterson, vice-president and co-owner of car #11 pictured here; Harold Burtrum, technical committee; Dr. Herbert B. George, DC, co-owner of car #11; "Bud" Morgan, driver of car #11 and future president of the club; Roy Duncan, secretary; and John Greenleaf, technical committee. - Roy Duncan collection

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Announcer – Bill Boswer

 

Bill Eslick, left, with car owner Harold Ivy whose flathead powered Ford #10 carried Eslick to a second place finish in the second heat and third place in the feature in these races at Winfield, Kansas on July 4, 1957.  This photo was taken many years later - Bill Eslick, Jr. collection

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* Millard H. "Bud" Morgan was killed in a racing accident at Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 20, 1961.

 

 

 

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