Micro Midgets Raced At

77 Speedway

Arkansas City, Kansas

In the 1950s

 

            Micro midgets were added as support races to the jalopy racing program at 77 Speedway in 1957.  Most of the drivers were adult men and they raced on the ⅓ mile dirt oval.  They also raced on an one tenth mile dirt oval at the Eastern Cowley County Fairgrounds at Burden, Kansas; on a similar sized racetrack around the the baseball field at City Baseball Park in Arkansas City, Kansas; and at the 37th Street Speedway in Wichita.  These little cars were quite popular in the area for a time.

 

 

 

 

 

8  Vern Doores

 

 

 

 

4A Jr. Ernie McCoy; 18 John Watts

8 Vern Doores, 22 Andy Earle 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 John Watts. 4A Jr. Ernie McCoy

 

 6 Carroll McClaskey

 

10 Wayne Eaton 

 

 8 Vern Doores

 

 8 Vern Doores

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Vern Doores

 

 Ernie McCoy, Andy Earls, Richard Bay, Jay Woodside

 

 

 

 Jack McClaskey

 

 10 Wayne Eaton 

 

 

 

4A Jr. Ernie McCoy

 

 

 

4A Jr. Ernie McCoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you know anything about the people or the micro midgets pictured above, please contact Bob Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

An Incomplete List of the Micro-Midget Drivers:

CAR #:

DRIVER:

FROM:

 

CAR #:

DRIVER:

FROM:

0

Joe Sizemore

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

16

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

0

Randy Winesett

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

17

Allen Ervin

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1

Earl Smith

 

 

18

Andy Earls

Arkansas City, Kansas

4

Red Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

18

Max Nadens

Arkansas City, Kansas

4A Jr.

Ernie McCoy

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

18

John Watts

Arkansas City, Kansas

4

Red Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

21

Don “Pat” Patterson

Arkansas City, Kansas

4B

Bill Asbell

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

22

Larry Brooks

Arkansas City, Kansas

6

Carroll “Cal” McClaskey

Ponca City, Oklahoma

 

22

Chuck Conely

Arkansas City, Kansas

6

Jack Sherbon

Ponca City, Oklahoma

 

44

Kenny Davis

Arkansas City, Kansas

7

Les Bentley

Wichita, Kansas

 

51

J. T. Rupe

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

8

Vern Doores

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

51

Jack McClaskey

Wichita, Kansas

8

Doy Hutchinson

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

53

Wayne Taylor

9

Lester Logue

Caldwell, Kansas

 

56

Melvin Rupe

Edmond, Oklahoma

10

Wayne Eaton

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

58

C. O. Rose

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

11

Carl Barbee

Wichita, Kansas

 

66

Delbert L. Gray

Arkansas City, Kansas

12

Kenny Davis

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

66

Max Naden

Arkansas City, Kansas

14

Bill Davis

 

 

88

Max Naden

Arkansas City, Kansas

14

Chuck Conley

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

88

Doy Hutchinson

Arkansas City, Kansas

14

Carroll “Cal” McClaskey

Ponca City, Oklahoma

 

99

Bill Williams

 

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Bohannan

Cedar Vale, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To See Photographs of

Some Who Raced at

77 Speedway

A - N

 

To See Photographs of

Some Who Raced at

77 Speedway

O - Z

 

To See Photographs of Some Unidentified Participants and Jalopies that Raced at 77 Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

To Go to Page 1 of the

77 Speedway

Website

 

To Go to Page 2 of the

77 Speedway

Website

 

To Search this Website or to View a Site Map

 

 

 

 

 

To Go to Page 1 of Wrecks, Crashes, Mishaps, and Other Such Photographs From 77 Speedway

 

To Go to Page 2 of Wrecks, Crashes, Mishaps, and Other Such Photographs From 77 Speedway

 

To Go to Page 3 of Wrecks, Crashes, Mishaps, and Other Such Photographs From 77 Speedway

  

 

 

 

To Find Links to Other Interesting Websites on the Internet

 

To Contact the Webmaster

 

 

 

 

 

The photographs on this web page were all taken by Gary Virden.