Vintage Dirt Track
Hot Rods
of Central Kansas
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Shorty Jones of Wichita, Kansas at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949 – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

Car builders John Metz (at left) and Frank Creech are shown here standing behind a hot rod owned by C. W. Sampson and driven by Frank Lies of Wichita, Kansas at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1950 – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

 

Don Thornton of Wichita, Kansas at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949 – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

Frank Lies of Wichita, Kansas in a car owned by the Church brothers of Whitewater, Kansas at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1948 – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

Charlie Lutkie of Wichita, Kansas is shown here in the Jayhawk Motors track hot rod formerly owned by Bill Flinchum of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1948 – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

Red Taylor of Chapman, Kansas is shown here in a red hot rod he flipped 8 times in the second racing program he ran it in at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1948.  That is Red’s young son, Roy Taylor, seated beside him – Jim Edwards photo

  

 

Bill Everhart of Wichita, Kansas at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949 – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

Will Forrest of Wichita, Kansas at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1948 – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

Will Forrest of Wichita, Kansas at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas c1950 – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

Duane Wilkinson of Wichita, Kansas in the hot rod he set a new one-lap track record in early in the 1948 racing season at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

Ray Ash of Wellington, Kansas was not hurt when flipped his hot rod at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1947 – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

Charlie Lutkie of Wichita, Kansas is shown here preparing to start a race from the outside front row in the #355 hot rod that car owner M. G. Trabue had recently purchased from Bill Flinchum of Oklahoma City.  #17 Kenny Atkins of Wichita is on the pole – Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1948 – Jim Edwards photo 

  

 

The M. G. Trabue owned hot rod “355 JR.” driven by Brian Corrigan that is shown here on its side while the #5 of Charlie Lutkie is the foreground after a crash at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas on May 7, 1950 – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

Cejay Stadium’s track photographer Jim Edwards is shown here capturing the victory celebration of  Frank Lies in the John Metz & Frank Creech built, C. W. Sampson owned #24 hot rod after a race at Cejay Stadium in 1950 – Jim Edwards collection

 

The #1 car at left was being driven by Frank Lies.  (Note that his hood has come loose and is flapping in the breese behind his left front tire.)  The #8 was driven by Bill Everhart, and the #5 at right was driven by Charlie Lutkie of Wichita, Kansas – Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas c1949 – Jim Edwards photo

 

Will Forrest of Wichita, Kansas at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949 – Jim Edwards photo

 

Frank Lies of Wichita, Kansas at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas after fninshing fourth in the final race of the season in 1949 – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

#400 Frank Lies blew a radiator hose and pulled off the racetrack "just below the hump".  On the next lap, #5 Charlie Lutkie hit the slick spot left from Lies' water and slid into the parked #400 car.  Two laps latter, #355JR Brian Corrigan ran into Lutkie's car - Cejay Stadium – 1949 – Jim Edwards photo

 

#5 Charlie Lutkie is shown here leading second place #6 Bub Murra and others at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949 – Jim Edwards photo 

 

 

#10 Claude Ash is shown here at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949 drivng a car owned by Roy Anderson – Jim Edwards photo 

  

This photo was taken during the 50-lap feature race at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas on Memorial Day of 1949.  Claude Ash had crashed the #43 into the wall in front of the grandstand – Jim Edwards photo 

 

 

#21 Jerry Shoemaker is shown here in an Orin Jewell owned hot rod at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949 – Jim Edwards photo 

 

 

#24 Bob Thorne is shown here in a track roadster owned by Ted Kammerer and Al White leading an unidentified track roadster at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949 – Jim Edwards photo  

 

#24 Bob Thorne of Dallas, Texas shown here in a track roadster owned by Ted Kammerer and Al White both of Wichita, Kansas.  The photo was taken at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949 – Jim Edwards photo  

 

 

This is a unique look at Charlie Lutkie’s #5 hot rod at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949.  That is Lutkie second from left bending over to take a closer look – Jim Edwards photo   

 

The driver of this hot flathead track roadster is unidentified - Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949 – Jim Edwards photo    

 

 

Bill Everhart is shown here in the family owned hot rod at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949 – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

Left to right, starter Ted Davis watches drivers Don Thornton and John Conley chug down bottles of Coca-Cola during a novelty “Coke” race at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1949.  The hot rod is the Everhart family owned #312 hot rod – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

Harry Everhart slides the #312 hot rod around a turn at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1948 and won the Kansas State Hod Rod Championship in this same car at Hutchinson, Kansas later that same year – Jim Edwards photo

 

 

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