First Annual Kansas State Modified Jalopy Championship Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday – September 19, 1965

 

 

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

Race Director – Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

 

Attendance – “a packed crowd” 

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

19

Cleman Humphrey

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

3:59.0 

2

 61

Aaron Madden

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

3

4

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

25

Bill Rigsby

Wichita, Kansas

 

5

3

Melvin Rogers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

6

1520

Jim Powell

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

7

1

H. A. Ratzlaff

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

DNF

 75

Marion Jacobs

Russell, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Bill Nelson

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

  

Second Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

55

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

3:59.33

2

50

Bob Reynolds

Edmond, Oklahoma

 

3

 

Bud Lindstrom

Moore, Oklahoma

 

4

62

Bill Curless

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

5

98

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

 

6

33

Andy McKinley

Wakeeney, Kansas

 

7

88

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

 

8

90

Sam Brittendoll

Salina, Kansas

 

 

35

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Jim Mayes

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Dale Case

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

Case's car caught on fire.

Mayes' car crashed through the fence on the north end of the racetrack.

 

  

Third Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time 

1

112

Evard Humphrey

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

5:58.8 

2

22

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

 

3

87

Bud Hatch

Yates Center, Kansas

 

4

44

Melvin Herrell

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

5

76

Gene Angel

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

6

 

Denny Altman

Wymore, Oklahoma

 

7

 

Clyde Kincaid

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

8

 

Don Craig

Lawrence, Kansas

 

DNF

40

Elmo Lane

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Lane’s car crashed through the outside fence.

 

  

Fourth Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time 

  1

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

3:59.44

  2

86

Jay Schrock

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  3

47

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

  4

36

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  5

 

Stan Schoenberg

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

  6

29

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

 

  7

5

Willie Hecke

Holdridge, Nebraska

 

  8

54

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

 

  9

28

Red Andrews

Lawrence, Kansas

 

10

26

Dick Hendershot*

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Keigan Wells

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

  

Trophy Dash – 5 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 Time

1

55

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

2:10.0

2

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

112

Evard Humphrey

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

4

19

Cleman Humphrey

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

5

 61

Aaron Madden

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

 

 

B Feature Race – 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

1

 

Bill Nelson

Wichita, Kansas

 

2

15

Gene McClelland

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

3

26

Dick Hendershot

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

4

35

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

 

5

 

Gary Vogt

Hesston, Kansas

 

6

12

Ray Riner

Wichita, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Francis Burke

Dodge City, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Larry Sutton

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Gary Nichols

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Gene Ruebke

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Keigan Wells

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

DNF

92 

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Willie Hodde

Dodge City, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Terry Kowalsky

Russell, Kansas

 

DNF

51

Mel Montgomery

Wichita, Kansas

 

DNF

 

John Healey

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

DNF

75

Marion Jacobs

Russell, Kansas

 

Jacobs’ car rolled over landing in the middle of the racetrack.

Nichols rolled his car onto a pile of mud in the infield.

Cokeley collected $70 from the purse for his 4th place finish in this race.

Cars driven by Burke and Sutton crashed out through the fence together coming to rest wedged against another fence some 50 feet outside the racetrack fence.

 

 

A Feature Race – 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

  1

55

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

  2

19

Cleman Humphrey

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

  3

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

  4

 

Aaron Madden

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

  5

50

Bob Reynolds

Edmond, Oklahoma

 

  6

87

Bud Hatch

Yates Center, Kansas

 

  7

62

Bill Curless

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

  8

 

Bud Lindstrom

Moore, Oklahoma

 

  9

1

H. A. Ratzlaff

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

10

47

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

11

 

Stan Schoenberg

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

112

Evard Humphrey

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

3

Melvin Rogers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

1520

Jim Powell

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

DNF

29

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

 

Copeland’s car lost a right front wheel which bounced high into the air before jumping the fence at the south end of the racetrack and smashing into a brand new Cadillac.

#99 Harold Leep of Wichita, #101 Bob Eichor of Oklahoma City and #24 Jay Woodside of Kansas City, Missouri also competed in these races but none of them placed in the prize money.

 

 

 

  

Mel Montgomery

Montgomery family collection

 

Bill Curless

77 Speedway program

Jack Petty

Ken Gretemen photo

Frank Lies

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Dick Hendershot

Mohawk Speedway program

Bill Nelson

Dodge City Globe

Dick Walker

Bob Mays collection

H. A. Ratzlaff

Lyndon Greaney photo

 

 

 

Bud Hatch

Bob Mays collection

Don Spreier

Cokeley collection

Jay Schrock

Roger Burnett collection

Bob Salem

Roger Burnett collection

 

 

 

Ray Riner

Kenny Greteman photo

Gary Vogt

M. B. Smith collection

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Cokeley collection

Marion Jacobs

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 Harold Leep

Kenny Greteman photo

Roy Bryant

Bob Mays collection

 Bill Rigsby

Rigsby collection

Jay Woodside

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Willie Hecke

Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame

Don Spreier

Dodge City Globe

Dave Ross

Bob Mays collection

Evard Humphrey

Pogue collection

 

 

 

Terry Kowalsky

Racing from the Past website

Andy McKinley

Buchholz collection

Red Andrews

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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