Modified Jalopy Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Independence Day Monday July 4, 1966

 

 

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

Race Director Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

 

Track condition "dry and dusty"

Attendance 2,000

 

 

 

Trophy Dash 5 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

2

Bill Nelson

Wichita, Kansas

3

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

 

H. A. Ratzlaff

Dodge City, Kansas

Leep and Ratzlaff battled for the lead for the first three laps until Ratzlaff spun out in the northeast turn.  Leep then pulled to a big lead over second place Nelson.

 

 

  

B Feature Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

2

Jay Schrock

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Bob Salem

Dodge City, Kansas

This was a close race among the top three competitors.  Shumard even lost the lead to Schrock in the northwest turn on the eighth lap but then regained regained it on the back straightaway on the next lap.

 

 

 

Feature Race 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

2

H. A. Ratzlaff

Dodge City, Kansas

3

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

Ratzlaff challenged Leep all the way only to lose at the checkered flag by one car length.

 

 

 

  

H. A. Ratzlaff

Roger Burnett collection

Don Shumard

Roger Burnett collection

David Ross

Bob Mays collection

Bob Salem

Roger Burnett collection

 

 

 

 Harold Leep

Cokeley collection

Don Spreier

Dodge City Globe

Bill Nelson

Dodge City Globe

Jay Schrock

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

 

 

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