Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Sunday – September 15, 1957

 

 

Sanctioned by – International Motor Contest Association (I.M.C.A.)

Promotional company – Auto Racing Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Race promoter – Frank R. Winkley of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Scorekeeper – Verna Winkley of Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Attendance – “an overflow crowd”

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Leonard “Lenny” Funk

Otis, Kansas

5:40.66

2

Bill Chennault

Kansas City, Missouri

 

3

Russ Gross

Quincy, Illinois

 

4

Johnny Beauchamp*

Harlan, Iowa

 

5

Don White

Keokuk, Iowa

 

6

Al Warrender

Keokuk, Iowa

 

7

Bill Nash

Enid, Oklahoma

 

8

Dick Johnson

St. Paul, Minnesota

 

9

Bob Hardy

Beaumont, Texas

 

 

 

  

Second Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Newt Bartholomew

Carlisle, Iowa

5:39.05

2

Bob Burdick

Omaha, Nebraska

 

3

Darrell Dake**

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

4

Dick Jepsen

Hoxie, Kansas

 

5

Dick Pellow

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

6

Ernie Derr

Keokuk, Iowa

 

7

Clarence “Lead Foot” Bolton

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

8

Jerry Draper

Moline, Illinois

 

 

 

  

Consolation Race – 8 Laps 

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Bob Hardy

Beaumont, Texas

4:16.55

2

Ernie Derr

Keokuk, Iowa

 

3

Don White

Keokuk, Iowa

 

4

Jerry Draper

Moline, Illinois

 

5

Dick Pellow

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 5 Laps 

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Johnny Beauchamp*

Harlan, Iowa

2:36.25

2

Bob Burdick

Omaha, Nebraska

 

3

Don White

Keokuk, Iowa

 

4

Leonard “Lenny”  Funk

Otis, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Novelty Race – 4 Laps

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Dick Johnson

St. Paul, Minnesota

 

2

Bill Nash

Enid, Oklahoma

 

3

Dick Pellow

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

4

Dick Jepsen

Hoxie, Kansas

 

                Drivers completed one lap, got out and circled their car; got back in and completed a second lap, got out and ate a piece of pie; got back in and completed a third lap, got out and drank a bottle of pop; got back in and completed a fourth lap.

                Johnson was not the fastest driver but was able to make up time eating the pie and drinking the pop.

 

 

 

Feature Race – 25 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

  1

Bob Burdick

Omaha, Nebraska

13:04.65

  2

Darrell Dake**

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

  3

Leonard “Lenny” Funk

Otis, Kansas

 

  4

Russ Gross

Quincy, Illinois

 

  5

Don White

Keokuk, Iowa

 

  6

Ernie Derr

Keokuk, Iowa

 

  7

Jerry Draper

Moline, Illinois

 

  8

Bob Hardy

Beaumont, Texas

 

  9

Al Warrender

Keokuk, Iowa

 

10

Dick Pellow

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

 

Johnny Beauchamp*

Harlan, Iowa

DNF

            Beauchamp completed only a couple of laps before his engine “konked out”.

 

 

 

 

Dick Jepsen

Dick Jepsen collection

Lenny Funk

Funk collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Johnny Beauchamp (1923-1981) went on to compete in the Daytona “500” in 1959.

 

** Darrell Dake went on to compete in the Daytona “500” twice.

 

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