Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Sunday April 27, 1958

 

 

"Jayhawk 200"

 

 

Sanctioned by International Motor Contest Association (I.M.C.A.)

Promotional company Auto Racing Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Race Promoter Frank R. Winkley of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Scorekeeper Verna Winkley of Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Attendance "more than 5,000"

 

 

 

  Hutchinson News

April 25, 1958

 

 

 

Johnny Beauchamp receiving the checkered flat on this afternoon - Hutchinson News

 

 

 

 

Feature Race 24 Cars 200 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

  1

Johnny Beauchamp*

Harlan, Iowa

1 hours, 51 minutes, 3 seconds

  2

Don White

Keokuk, Iowa

 

  3

Lenny Funk

Galatia, Kansas

 

  4

Herb Shannon

Peoria, Illinois

 

  5

Frank Richards

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

  6

Bob Burdick

Omaha, Nebraska

 

  7

Ernie Derr

Keokuk, Iowa

 

  8

Murray Folsom

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

  9

Bob Carpenter

Carlisle, Iowa

 

10

Shorty Eberts

Havendale, Missouri

 

11

Dick Sanlee

Bell, California

 

12

Harold Johnson

Concordia, IKansas

 

13

Les Dykes

Davenport, Iowa

 

14

Ramo Stott**

Keokuk, Iowa

 

15

Clarence "Lead Foot" Bolton

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

DNF

Jimmy Baker

Peoria, Illinois

 

                White led the first 125 laps before hitting a hole in the south tour that slowed his pace.  He was passed for the lead by Beauchamp who then held on until the finish winning by more than a quarter of a mile over White.

                Baker suffered head and neck injuries when he rolled his car #52 in the middle of the back straightaway on the 89th lap.

                Only 15 cars had completed half of the race by the time that Beauchamp crossed the finish line.

                The racetrack cut up so badly during the race that several of the drivers said they would not race on it again until substantial repairs were made.

 

 

 

Lenny Funk

Funk collection

 

 

* Johnny Beauchamp (1923-1981) went on to compete in the Daytona 500 in 1959.

 

** Ramo Stott went on to compete in the Daytona 500 eleven times.

 

 

 

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