Sportsman Modified Jalopy Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Wednesday – September 23, 1964

 

 

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

Race Director – Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

 

Attendance 5,000

Total entries – 72 cars of which at least a dozen wound up destroyed in crashes

 

 

 

First Heat Race for Sportsman Modified Jalopies – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

  1

Evard Humphrey

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

5:08.0

  2

Ron Fowler

Chanute, Kansas

 

  3

James Leffel

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  4

Jay Schrock

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  5

Mel Montgomery

Wichita, Kansas

 

  6

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

  7

John Riead

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  8

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

 

  9

Bud Hatch

Yates Center, Kansas

 

10

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

  

Second Heat Race for Sportsman Modified Jalopies – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

  1

H. A. Ratzlaff

Dodge City, Kansas

5:07.5

  2

Melvin Rogers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

  3

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

  4

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

 

  5

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

 

  6

Forrest Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

 

  7

George Witzke

Wichita, Kansas

 

  8

Wylan Cattrell

Wichita, Kansas

 

  9

Darrell Cleveland

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

 

  

Full Body Jalopy Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

 

  1

Roy Andrews

Wichita, Kansas

 

  2

Allen Moore

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  3

Richard Perry

Sedan, Kansas

 

  4

Ralph Geist

Sterling, Kansas

 

  5

Carl Hayes

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  6

Robert Brown

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  7

Bill Whitaker

Salina, Kansas

 

  8

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

 

  9

Kenneth Barton

Lindsborg, Kansas

 

10

Bill Towns

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Andrews was driving a Plymouth #17.

 

 

  

Sportsman Modified Jalopy Trophy Dash

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Evard Humphrey

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

2

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

Melvin Rogers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

4

H. A. Ratzlaff

Dodge City, Kansas

 

5

James Leffel

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

6

Jay Schrock

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

Melvin Herrell

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Herrell’s car spun out in the southwest turn but continued on in the race.

 

 

  

Full Body Jalopy Trophy Dash

Place

Driver

From

 

  1

Roy Andrews

Wichita, Kansas

 

  2

Carl Hayes

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  3

Ralph Geist

Sterling, Kansas

 

  4

Robert Brown

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Full Body Jalopy Feature Race – 8 Laps

This race had been scheduled to go 15 laps but was stopped after 8 laps due to crashes

Place

Driver

From

 

  1

Roy Andrews

Wichita, Kansas

 

  2

Ralph Geist

Sterling, Kansas

 

  3

Carl Hayes

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  4

Dan Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  5

Alvin Riley

Medora, Kansas

 

  6

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

  7

Gary Nickel

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  8

O. B. “Bob” Immesote

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  9

George Adams

Haven, Kansas

 

10

Pat Stucky

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

11

Charlie Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

12

Ray Riner

Wichita, Kansas

 

13

Bill Nelson

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

Kenneth Barton

Lindsborg, Kansas

DNF

 

Bill Towns

Hutchinson, Kansas

DNF

 

Robert Brown

Hutchinson, Kansas

DNF

 

Richard Perry

Sedan, Kansas

DNF

Barton (#73) and Towns (#63) collided in the southwest turn with Barton’s car rolling over 1˝ times.  Both cars were to heavily damaged to continue.

On the 8th lap, Brown (#60) bounced off of the outside fence on the back straightaway and then clipped the #4X driven by Perry causing Perry’s machine to cartwheel through the fence.

 

 

 

Sportsman Modified Jalopy B Feature Race – 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

  1

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

7:39.4

  2

Bob Graves

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  3

Roy Croker

Salina, Kansas

 

  4

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

 

  5

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

 

  6

Harlan Suedmeier

Oakley, Kansas

 

  7

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

 

  8

Marion Jacobs

Kannapolis, Kansas

 

  

 

 

Sportsman Modified Jalopy A Feature Race – 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

  1

Evard Humphrey

Great Bend, Kansas

10:51.9

  2

Forrest Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

 

  3

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

  4

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

  5

James Leffel

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  6

Jay Schrock

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  7

Bud Hatch

Yates Center, Kansas

 

  8

Ron Fowler

Chanute, Kansas

 

  9

Melvin Rogers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

 

 

Other Drivers Known to Have Competed in the Races this Day

All were involved in accidents but just which races is unknown

Sportsman Modified Jalopies

 

Driver

From

Car #

 

Richard Massey

Hutchinson, Kansas

22

 

Gary Johnson

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

Charles Boyd

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

Gary Luna

Newton, Kansas

 

 

Dale French

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

Gary Moore

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, Kansas

20

 

Full Body Jalopies 

 

Driver

From

Car #

 

Myron D. Revard

Wichita, Kansas

5

 

Ed Wille

Hutchinson, Kansas

77

 

Larry Sutton

Hutchinson, Kansas

23

 

 

 

 

Bystanders look over the #73 car that Kenneth Barton of Lindsborg, Kansas rolled in the feature race for “Full Body Jalopies” – Hutchinson News photo 

 

 

 

 

  

Evard Humphrey

Pogue collection

Pinky Mullens

Mullens family collection

Bud Hatch

Bob Mays collection

Frank Lies

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Mel Montgomery

Montgomery family collection

Jay Schrock

Roger Burnett collection

Don Shumard

Roger Burnett collection

Dick Walker

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Jack Petty

Ken Gretemen photo

Don Spreier

Lyndon Greaney

Marion Jacobs

Racing from the Past website

H. A. Ratzlaff

Lyndon Greaney photo

 

 

 

Ron Fowler

Gaither collection

Don Spreier

Lyndon Greaney photo

Grady Wade

Bob Mays collection

Lee Salmans

Tommy Madison collection

 

 

 

 

 

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