Second Annual Kansas State Modified Jalopy Championship Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Thursday September 22, 1966

 

 

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

Race Director Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

Flagman / Starter Al Alexander of Wichita, Kansas 

 

 

 

            Dick Walker of Arkansas City, Kansas crashed his car into the outside wall in the southwest turn during warm-up laps when the throttle stuck.  He thus became the last driver to crash into the wooden fence around the racetrack.  It was replaced with a concrete wall after these state fair races.

 

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

2

Dale Case

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

3

Forrest Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

4

Bill Nelson

Wichita, Kansas

5

Andy McKinley

WaKeeney, Kansas

6

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

7

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

8

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

9

Garry Abell

McPherson, Kansas

 

 

  

Second Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

  1

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

  2

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

  3

Wayne Cox

Lawton, Oklahoma

  4

Bill Curless

Arkansas City, Kansas

  5

Gerald Grady

Dodge City, Kansas

  6

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

  7

Rolland Crocker

Salina, Kansas

  8

Don Smith

Holdrege, Nebraska

  9

Larry Dewell

Fowler, Kansas

10

Bob Wills

Enid, Oklahoma

11

H. A. Ratzlaff

Dodge City, Kansas

12

Bob Maag

Salina, Kansas

 

 

 

Third Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

  1

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

  3

Bill Bookout

Wichita, Kansas

  4

Jay Schrock

Dodge City, Kansas

  5

Ray Riner

Wichita, Kansas

  6

Elmer Burkhart

Dodge City, Kansas

  7

John Beeson

Scott City, Kansas

  8

Jim McAmis

Wichita, Kansas

  9

Alvin Riley

Medora, Kansas

10

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

11

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

12

Dick Hendershot*

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Trophy Dash

Place

Driver

From

  1

Dale Case

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  2

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

  3

Bill Nelson

Wichita, Kansas

  4

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

B Feature

Place

Driver

From

  1

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

  2

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

  3

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

  4

Jerry Everhart`

Wichita, Kansas

  5

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

  6

Wylan Cattrell

Wichita, Kansas

  7

H. A. Ratzlaff

Dodge City, Kansas

  8

Larry Dewell

Fowler, Kansas

  9

Don Smith

Holdrege, Nebraska

10

Garry Abell

McPherson, Kansas

11

Rolland Crocker

Solomon, Kansas

12

John Beeson

Scott City, Kansas

13

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

14

Jim McAmis

Wichita, Kansas

15

Alvin Riley

Medora, Kansas

16

Al Cooper

Dodge City, Kansas

17

Bob Wills

Enid, Oklahoma

DNF

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

Copeland lapped all but the first six cars.

Ellington was forced out of competition by engine trouble for the second day in a row.

 

 

 

A Feature

Place

Driver

From

  1

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

  2

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

  3

Dale Case

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  4

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

  5

Wayne Cox

Lawton, Oklahoma

  6

Forrest Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

  7

Bill Curless

Arkansas City, Kansas

  8

Andy McKinley

WaKeeney, Kansas

  9

Bill Bookout

Wichita, Kansas

10

Elmer Burkhart

Dodge City, Kansas

11

Gerald Grady

Dodge City, Kansas

12

Bill Nelson

Wichita, Kansas

13

Jay Schrock

Hutchinson, Kansas

14

Ray Riner

Wichita, Kansas

15

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Kansas State Jalopy Racing Championship

Determined from those winning the most total prize money from the purse over the three days of modified jalopy racing at the Kansas State Fair

Place

Driver

From

Total Winnings

1

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

$865

2

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

  548

3

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

  407

4

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

  368

5

Bill Curless

Arkansas City, Kansas

  345

6

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

  311

 

 

 

 

  

Frank Lies

Bob Mays collection

Bill Nelson

Dodge City Globe

David Ross

Bob Mays collection

Bill Curless

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

 Harold Leep

Cokeley collection

Dick Hendershot

Bob Mays collection

Walt McWhorter

Bob Mays collection

Herb Copeland

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Don Spreier

Dodge City Globe

H. A. Ratzlaff

Roger Burnett collection

Henry Ellington

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

 

 

 

Jay Schrock

Bob Mays collection

Elmer Burkhart

Cokeley collection

Jim McAmis

Cokeley collection

Alvin Riley

Gary Shinkle collection

 

 

 

Wylan Cattrell

Racing from the Past website

Jerry Everhart

Everhart family collection

Garry Abell

Deen Woods collection

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Lyndon Greaney photo

 

 

 

Gerald Grady

Walt Wimer photo from the Raceway Magazine web site

Andy McKinley

Buchholz collection

 

 

 

 

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