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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4A Jr. Ernie McCoy; 18 John Watts

22 Andy Earle 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 John Watts. 4A Jr. Ernie McCoy

 

 6 Carroll McClaskey

 

10 Wayne Eaton 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ernie McCoy, Andy Earls, Richard Bay, Jay Woodside

 

 

 

 

 

 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

Randy Winesett

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

16

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

1

Earl Smith

 

 

17

Allen Ervin

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

4

Red Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

18

John Watts

Arkansas City, Kansas

4A Jr.

Ernie McCoy

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

21

Pat Patterson

Arkansas City, Kansas

4B

Bill Asbell

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

22

Larry Brooks

Arkansas City, Kansas

6

Carroll McClaskey

 

 

44

Kenny Davis

Arkansas City, Kansas

7

Les Bentley

Wichita, Kansas

 

51

J. T. Rupe

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

8

Vern Doores

 

 

51

Jack McClaskey

 

10

Wayne Eaton

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

53

Wayne Taylor

 

11

Carl Barbee

Wichita, Kansas

 

56

Melvin Rupe

Edmond, Oklahoma

12

Kenny Davis

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

58

C. O. Rose

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

14

Bill Davis

 

 

66

D. L. Gray

 

14

Chuck Conley

 

 

88

Max Naden

Arkansas City, Kansas

Kenneth Bohannan

Cedar Vale, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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