Second Annual Kansas State Modified Jalopy Championship Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday – September 18, 1966

 

 

Promotional Company – Merrick Racing Promotions (M.R.P.)

Race Director – Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

Flagman / Starter – Al Alexander of Wichita, Kansas

Attendance – “more than 7,500”

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 8 Laps – Time: 3:40.04

Place

Driver

From

1

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

2

Bob Reynolds

Edmond, Oklahoma

3

Bob Eichor

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

4

Bill Curless

Arkansas City, Kansas

5

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Jim Powell

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

  

Second Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

2

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

3

Bill Nelson

Wichita, Kansas

4

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

5

Buddy Hill

Wichita, Kansas

 

Gene McClellan

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Herb Lobdell

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Mel Montgomery

Wichita, Kansas

 

Cleman Humphrey

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

 

Third Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Stan Shoenberg

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2

Bob Wills

Enid, Oklahoma

3

Bill Wilson

Salina, Kansas

4

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

5

Lee Phillips

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Trophy Dash

Place

Driver

From

1

Bill Nelson

Wichita, Kansas

2

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

3

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

4

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

5

Bob Reynolds

Edmond, Oklahoma

 

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

When Nelson turned off his engine after the race, the engine block cracked.

 

 

 

B Feature

Place

Driver

From

1

Dick Hendershot*

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

Jerry Everhart

Wichita, Kansas

3

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

4

Andy McKinley

WaKeeney, Kansas

5

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

Hendershot and Everhart battled “nose to tail” for the last five laps of this race.

 

 

 

A Feature – 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

2

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

3

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

4

Bob Reynolds

Edmond, Oklahoma

5

Bill Curless

Arkansas City, Kansas

Ross was a half-lap ahead of Lies at the finish of this race.

 

 

 

 

 Harold Leep

Cokeley collection

Dick Hendershot

Bob Mays collection

Bud Haehn

Hutchinson News photo

Bob Reynolds

Leroy Byers photo from the Bob Mays collection

 

 

  

Frank Lies

Leroy Byers photo from the Bob Mays collection

Henry Ellington

Leroy Byers photo from the Bob Mays collection

David Ross

Bob Mays collection

Bill Curless

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Don Spreier

Dodge City Globe

Bill Wilson

Jehu Speedway racing program

Bill Nelson

Dodge City Globe

Grady Wade

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Jerry Everhart

Everhart family collection

 Andy McKinley

Buchholz collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Richard M. “Dick” Hendershot (1925-1976) was fatally injured in a racing accident at Salina, Kansas. 

 

 

 

 

Return to the Feature Race Winners at Hutchinson, Kansas web page