V. F. W.

V.F.W. Stock Car Races
Cowley County Fairgrounds
Winfield, Kansas

Sunday, September 22, 1968

V. F. W.

 

 

Local driver Kenny Moore, driving the #88 Chevrolet owned by Leo Phillips, also of Winfield, finished a very close second place in the "A" Feature race run on September 22, 1968.  It was a controversial finish as many observers felt that Moore had passed official winner Charlie Lutkie's #43 Chevrolet at the finish line to snare the win.

Lou Steward, also of Winfield, finished fourth in the first semi-final race on this date and was paid $6.60 for his efforts.

Jack Petty of Wichita, Kansas won the trophy dash.

 

 

 

Handbill

 

Vern Allen of Wichita, Kansas is shown here in his #0 Ford leading a whole pack of cars on the front straightaway on this date at Winfield.  The only other of the cars in this photo to be identified so far is the #8x Oldsmobile running third place that was being driven by Ken Myers of Newton, Kansas.  If you can identify any of the other cars in this photo, please contact Bob Lawrence – Ron Cyr photo from the Spencer – Yarbrough V.F.W. post 3544 collection

 

 

Jack Petty of Wichita, Kansas dressed all in white at right, is shown here after winning the trophy dash at Winfield on this date in this 1957 Ford owned by Orbin Mashaney at left, of Maize, Kansas.  Click your mouse on the photograph above to see a couple of different photos taken at this trophy presentation - Jack Petty collection

 

 

This photo is of the start of one of the races run at Winfield on this date.  The only two drivers in this photo that has been identified so far are Milton Ward of Great Bend, Kansas in the #21 Chevrolet that is in the front center of this photo and the #10 Ford (directly behind the #21) that was owned by Don Burnett of Wichita, Kansas and driven by Lou Steward of Winfield.  If you can identify any of the other cars or drivers, please contact Bob Lawrence – Ron Cyr photo from the Spencer – Yarbrough V.F.W. post 3544 collection

 

 

This photo appears to be of the same race as the photo above it.  The race was underway here and the cars were exiting the fourth (northwest) turn onto the front straightaway to complete another lap.  Only four cars in this photo have been identified so far.  The #21 Chevrolet leading the race was driven by Milton Ward.  The #10 Ford shown as the third car from the right in this photo, was owned by Don Burnett and driven by Lou Steward.  Running behind Steward and the second car from the right in this photo, is the brown #0 Ford owned and driven by Vern Allen.  The car farthest to the right is the white #49 Ford that is shown running in tenth place in this photo.  That car was owned and driven by Fred Cornelison of Wichita – Ron Cyr photo from the Spencer – Yarbrough V.F.W. post 3544 collection

 

 

 

Vern Allen’s 1955 Ford #0 is shown here parked on the infield at Winfield.  This photo was taken looking southeasterly in direction and the infamous steel pipe guard railing is quite visible.  More than one driver skewered his car on that pipe – Vern Allen collection

 

 

 

The following is from a printed page distributed free to race fans that day by volunteers from the local V.F.W.   Listed are drivers that race organizers thought might enter.

 

SPENCER - YARBROUGH POST # 3544 V. F. W.
STOCK CAR RACES - WINFIELD, KANSAS

 

Charlie Lutkie

 

Kenny Moore

 

Jack Petty

 

Lou Steward

 

Vern Allen

 

Roy Andrews

 

Mel Montgomery

FLAGMAN

Al Alexander

Wichita, Kansas

PITMEN

Smith Brothers

Wichita, Kansas

ANNOUNCER

Rex Hall

Wichita, Kansas

 

Car #

 

Driver

 

From

 

Color / Make

   0

Vern Allen

Wichita, Kansas

Brown Ford

 00

Dave Yoke

Wichita, Kansas

Pink Chevy

   1

Bob Reed

Wichita, Kansas

Purple Ford

 1X

Roy McCune

Wichita, Kansas

Gray Ford

 1A

Bob Overton

Wichita, Kansas

Blue & White Ford

   2

Buddy Hill

Wichita, Kansas

White Chevy

 02

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, Kansas

Pink Chevy

 4X

Joel Hayes

Wichita, Kansas

Blue Ford

 5A

Charles Omerod

Wichita, Kansas

Blue Ford

 05

Mel Montgomery

Wichita, Kansas

Red & White Ford

   6

Ron Mackey

Arkansas City, Kansas

Red Ford

   8

Dan Hacker

Kingman, Kansas

Green Ford

 9A

Kenny Rutherford

Winfield, Kansas

Blue & White Ford

 10

Eddie Archer

South Coffeyville, Oklahoma

Gold Chevy

 10

Lou Steward

Winfield, Kansas

Blue – Green Ford

 11

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

Gold – Black Chevy

 12

Don Jones

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Red Chevy

 12

Don Ely

Kingman, Kansas

Brown Ford

 14

Gary Beyer

Peck, Kansas

Blue Chevy

 15

Bill Ysbrand

Wichita, Kansas

Green Chevy

 15

DeWayne Anderson

Copan, Oklahoma

Yellow Chevy

 16

Jerry Leep

Wichita, Kansas

Brown & White Chevy

 17

Bob Henshaw

Wichita, Kansas

Red Ford

 18

Gary Moore

Wichita, Kansas

Purple Ford

 19

Don Blackburn

Coffeyville, Kansas

Green Chevy

 21

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

Brown Chevy

 21

Darrell Hotchkin

Winfield, Kansas

Gray Ford

 21

Bill Collins

South Coffeyville, Oklahoma

Red Chevy

 22

Arkie Findley

Wichita, Kansas

Pink Ford

 23

Dave Oltman

Wichita, Kansas

Black Ford

 24

Wayne Wilt

Winfield, Kansas

Gray Ford

 26

John Marshall

Wichita, Kansas

Blue Ford

 33

Jack Hayes

Wichita, Kansas

Green Ford

 34

Jerry Turner

Wichita, Kansas

Black & White Ford

 35

Jack Johnson

Haysville, Kansas

White Ford

 36

Roy Andrews

Wichita, Kansas

Yellow & White Ford

 38

Scott Talbert

Wichita, Kansas

Green Ford

 40

Eldon Bohanan

Arkansas City, Kansas

Blue Chevy

 41

Ernest Ramey

Wichita, Kansas

Blue Mercury

 43

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

Gray Chevy

 45

Jerry Collins

Wichita, Kansas

White Ford

 47

Chuck Soderboom

Oaklawn, Kansas

Yellow Ford

 48

Bud Johnson

Wichita, Kansas

Black & White Ford

 49

Fred Cornelison

Wichita, Kansas

White Ford

 51

Sam Smith

Wichita, Kansas

Gold Studebaker

 56

Bob Gilliland

Wichita, Kansas

Red Chevy

 58

Hersel Wagoner

Wichita, Kansas

Yellow Chevy

 62

Junior Booker

Wichita, Kansas

Plum Ford

 63

Randy Howard

Wichita, Kansas

Gray Chevy

 65

Dick Unger

Wichita, Kansas

Blue & White Ford

 66

Gary Vogt

Hesston, Kansas

Red & White Ford

 67

Wenfred Kirtley

Oaklawn, Kansas

Orange Ford

 70

R. B. Flynn

Wichita, Kansas

Orange Ford

 71

Charles Schomer

Wichita, Kansas

Blue & White Ford

 72

Merle Wagoner

Wichita, Kansas

Red & White Ford

 75

Alvin Wray

Wichita, Kansas

White Chevy

 77

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

Red & White Ford

 80

Stan Hacker

Kingman, Kansas

Green Ford

 81

Bill Mills

Newton, Kansas

Yellow Chevy

 87

Gordon Dodson

Wichita, Kansas

White Chevy

 88

Kenny Moore

Winfield, Kansas

Blue Chevy

 94

Holland Stephens

Wichita, Kansas

 

 98

Iran Wheeler

Wichita, Kansas

Purple DeSoto

 99

Bob Kelly

Wichita, Kansas

Blue Chevy

 

 

 

   Anyone with a list of entries, more complete race results, photographs, etc., from any motor racing at Winfield is asked to contact Bob Lawrence

 

 

 

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