Second Annual Kansas State Modified Jalopy Championship Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Wednesday – September 21, 1966

 

 

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

Race Director – Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

Flagman / Starter – Al Alexander of Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

David Ross of Jetmore, Kansas receives his trophy and jacket after winning the trophy dash on this afternoon at Hutchinson.  The flagman is Al Alexander – Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

3:35.00

2

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

 

3

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

 

4

Dale Case

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

5

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

 

6

Garry Abell

McPherson, Kansas

 

DNF

Jerry Everhart

Dodge City, Kansas

 

DNF

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

 

DNF

Willie Hecke

Holdrege, Nebraska

 

DNF

Buddy Hill

Wichita, Kansas

 

DNF

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

Just after the start, Bryant’s #99 owned by Jelly Wilhelm of Wichita rode over a wheel of another car and overturned on the front straightaway.  Hill’s #121 owned by Dean Wallace of Walton, Kansas and the car driven by Hecke both piled into Bryant’s car.

Brittendall lost a wheel and axle in the north turn.

Everhart spun into the muddy infield on the northwest turn and became stuck.

 

 

  

Second Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

3:35.40

2

Bob Reynolds

Edmond, Oklahoma

 

3

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

Wayne Cox

Lawton, Oklahoma

 

5

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

6

Forrest Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

 

DNF

Andy McKinley

WaKeeney, Kansas

 

McKinley’s car spun and crashed into the fence in the northeast turn.

 

 

 

Third Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Bill Curless

Arkansas City, Kansas

3:36.30

2

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

 

3

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

 

4

Bill Bookout

Wichita, Kansas

 

5

John Beeson

Scott City, Kansas

 

6

Bob Maag

Salina, Kansas

 

7

Rolland Crocker

Solomon, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 5 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

2:09.00

2

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

 

3

Bill Curless

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

4

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

5

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

 

6

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

 

Ross steadily pulled away to win this race by a wide margin.

 

 

 

B Feature – 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

 

2

Rolland Crocker

Solomon, Kansas

 

3

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

4

Bob Maag

Salina, Kansas

 

5

Don Smith

Holdrege, Nebraska

 

6

Bob Wills

Enid, Oklahoma

 

7

Al Cooper

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

Bob Maag

Salina, Kansas

 

DNF

Garry Abell

McPherson, Kansas

 

DNF

Jerry Everhart

Wichita, Kansas

 

DNF

John Beeson

Scott City, Kansas

 

DQ

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

 

DQ

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, Kansas

 

Maag made a 360° spin in the south turn but was able to keep going

Abell crashed his car into the south turn fence.

Everhart spun out in the south turn.

Beeson spun his car #07 out of the lead and into the muddy infield on the first lap of the race.

Wade actually finished the race in second place but a check of the engine in his Wylan Cattrell owned #14 revealed it to have 327 cu. in. which was over the limit of 305 cu. in.  Cattrell also was from Wichita.

Mullens had finished in third place but a check of the engine in his car #20 revealed that it too was over the limit with 309 cu. in.

 

 

 

A Feature – 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

8:34.6

2

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

Bill Curless

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

 

5

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

6

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

 

7

Dale Case

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

8

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

 

9

Wayne Cox

Lawton, Oklahoma

 

10

Forrest Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

 

11

Unknown

 

 

12

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

 

DNF

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

 

DNF

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

 

Salem crashed his car #22 into the outside wall in the south turn.

Shumard spun out his car #00 and then drove over a big mud embankment into the infield.

With only one lap remaining, Fuller’s right rear began schredding rubber.  He slowed down and managed to complete the race on the rim.

Ross led the entire race and was a half-lap ahead of Lies at the finish.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Frank Lies

Bob Mays collection

Bob Salem

Roger Burnett collection

David Ross

Bob Mays collection

Bill Curless

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

 Harold Leep

Cokeley collection

Pinky Mullens

Bob Mays collection

Willie Hecke

Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame

Herb Copeland

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Don Spreier

Dodge City Globe

Grady Wade

Bob Mays collection

Roy Bryant

Bob Mays collection

Dick Walker

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Jack Petty

Ken Gretemen photo

Forrest Coleman

National Jalopy Championship program

Bill Bookout

Bob Mays collection

Don Shumard

Roger Burnett collection

 

 

 

Garry Abell

Deen Woods collection

Jerry Everhart

Everhart family collection

Andy McKinley

Buchholz collection

Bob Reynolds

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Lyndon Greaney photo 

 

 

 

 

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