Jalopy Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Labor Day - Monday – September 1, 1958

 

 

Attendance – 1,000

 

Track condition – “muddy and slick” 

 

 

 

Grady Wade

Loretta Cox collection

Reuben Loepp

Todd White collection

Leland Salmans

Alan Salmans collection

Henry Ellington

Ellington collection

 

 

 

Johnny Elam

Todd White collection

Willie Berger

Todd White collection

Gene Keel

Todd White collection

Gene Potts

Schrater collection

 

 

 

Bob Champlin

Tim Cornelius collection

Pete Jacobs

Jacobs family collection

John Riead

John Riead collection

Bob Ingram

Mary Ann Heaton photo

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Wilbur "Willie" Berger

Newton, Kansas

2

John Elam

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Gene Keel

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

5

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

6

Melvin Herrell

Hutchinson, Kansas

7

Glen Watkins

Hutchinson, Kansas

8

Charles Samuels

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  

Second Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Reuben Loepp

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Leland Salmons

Larned, Kansas

4

Clarence Cochran

Hutchinson, Kansas

5

Jim Macy

Wichita, Kansas

6

Red Simms

Hutchinson, Kansas

7

Bob Champlin

Coldwater, Kansas

8

Don Stover

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  

Third Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Dick Ungar

Wichita, Kansas

2

Pete Jacobs

Wichita, Kansas

3

 

 

4

Dick Hendershot*

Hutchinson, Kansas

5

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

6

Bob Ingram

Hutchinson, Kansas

7

Vernon McQueen

Hutchinson, Kansas

8

Charles Davis

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  

Trophy Dash

Place

Driver

From

1

Reuben Loepp

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  

B Feature Race

Place

Driver

From

  1

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

  2

John Riead

Hutchinson, Kansas

  3

Paul Hendershot

Hutchinson, Kansas

  4

Glen Watkins

Hutchinson, Kansas

  5

Bob Champlin

Coldwater, Kansas

  6

Charles Davis

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

Jim Curley

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

Don Story

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

Frank Beaney

Hutchinson, Kansas

10

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

A Feature Race

Place

Driver

From

  1

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

  2

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

  3

 

 

  4

Wilbur "Willie" Berger

Newton, Kansas

  5

Reuben Loepp

Hutchinson, Kansas

  6

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

  7

Dick Ungar

Wichita, Kansas

  8

Red Simms

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

John Elam

Hutchinson, Kansas

10

Gene Keel

Hutchinson, Kansas

11

Melvin Herrell

Hutchinson, Kansas

12

Dick Hendershot*

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

  

Dick Hendershot

Todd White collection

Melvin Herrell

Melvin Herrell collection

Lyle Lewis

Cokeley collection

Ted Kreger

Cokeley collection

 

 

 

Bob Webster

:Leland Salmans collection

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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